About Paul Burton:

Paul first got his first taste of producing and directing when he was a student at Melton College in Leicestershire. He subsequently staged shows, including the musical Little Shop of Horrors, at The Y Theatre in Leicester.

Between 1995 and 2000, Paul wrote, produced, directed and also appeared in drama and light entertainment programmes for the then Leicester-based community television channel, Cable 7. The channel also broadcast programmes in Nottinghamshire and parts of the East Coast.

From 2001 until 2004 he wrote, produced and directed various short films that were shown on the big screen at Phoenix Arts in Leicester.

The year 2008 saw Paul write and research The Morecambe and Wise Quiz Book, which was published by JR Books. In additional to the usual outlets, copies of the book, which had a foreword written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, were sold at Bob Golding's one-man show Morecambe, when it was staged at the Duchess Theatre in London's West End. A selection of questions from the book were also added to the show's programme.

Also during 2008, Paul began writing, producing and directing short films at Elstree Studios in north London and nearby on location. Over the next few years his films included Resentment, which featured Vicki Michelle, and Dancing with Angels, which was commissioned by Eric Morecambe's son, Gary Morecambe. All the films were broadcast by Information TV. Dancing with Angels was also given a screening at Elstree Studios.

In 2010, Paul was engaged by Elstree (Production) Company and the Greg Smith Estate to prepare Greg's archive in readiness for being auctioned by Bonhams. During his successful career, Greg, who based at Elstree Studios and later Shepperton Studios, produced theatre, film and television productions.

The following year, Paul worked as a writer and researcher with Gary Morecambe and the Eric Morecambe Estate on the book Eric Morecambe: Lost and Found. The book, which had an introduction by Miranda Hart, was published by The Robson Press in 2012. 

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