Clocking Off was a BAFTA award-winning British television drama series which ran on BBC One for four series from 2000 to 2003. It was produced for the BBC by the independent Red Production Company, and created by Paul Abbott.
It was effectively an anthology programme, following the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character. Philip played James “Mack” Mackintosh, the factory manager and his wife Katherine was played by Christine Tremarco (pictured above).
The series was highly acclaimed by the critics, winning the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series in 2001. However, over the course of the following two years Abbott’s work on the series decreased as he moved on to other projects. Nonetheless, every series was nominated for a BAFTA and other writers such as Danny Brocklehurst, John Fay and Jan McVerry wrote successful stand-alone episodes. The programme finally ended, after a series with no Abbott scripts at all, in 2003.
Overall twenty-seven episodes were produced across the four series, and in 2004 the first series was released on DVD.
Series creator: Paul Abbott. Series Produced by Nicola Shindler …. executive producer (21 episodes, 2000-2002) Juliet Charlesworth …. producer (15 episodes, 2001-2002) Gareth Neame …. executive producer / executive producer: BBC (9 episodes, 2001-2002) Ann Harrison-Baxter …. producer / co-executive producer (7 episodes, 2000-2001) Tessa Ross …. executive producer (6 episodes, 2000) Alison Law …. associate producer (6 episodes, 2001) Des Hughes …. associate producer (2 episodes, 2000) Series Directed by Brian Grant (5 episodes, 2003) Tom Shankland (3 episodes, 2001) Nigel Douglas (3 episodes, 2002) Sarah Harding (2 episodes, 2000) Geoffrey Sax (2 episodes, 2000) John Strickland (2 episodes, 2000) Omar Madha (2 episodes, 2001) Ashley Pearce (2 episodes, 2001) John Duthie (2 episodes, 2002) Series Writing credits Paul Abbott (13 episodes, 2000-2002) Daniel Brockelhurst (3 episodes, 2001-2002) Richard Zajdlic (3 episodes, 2003) John Fay (2 episodes, 2001-2002) Jan McVerry (2 episodes, 2001-2002) Produced by Red Production Company for BBC Television.