Sita Williams – Biography

Sita Williams joined Granada in 1979 as a director, having previously worked at the BBC where she produced The Michael Parkinson Show. Over the course of the next 25 years she went on to direct and produce many award winning dramas. Her programmes included The Street, Crown Court, Celebration, Hostages, The Forsyte Saga, Reckless, Suspicious…

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Sita Williams on joining Granada

Well, the reason I got into television was I grew up in Sri Lanka where there was no television. But I heard about someone, through a friend whose son had joined a television company and I thought, “Oh, that sounds good. I want to do that.” So anyway, I planned my career in a very…

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Sita Williams talks about working in the drama department

I thought, “Well, I’ve come to Granada to do drama,” and David Plowright was the managing director. So I got an appointment with him and I said, “Actually David, I only came here in order to do drama.” The arrogance of a young person. “And this is my background, I worked in drama at the…

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Sita Williams talks about the drama series The Street.

Well, that was Jimmy’s (Jimmy McGovern) idea where we had a street in Salford it turned out and each episode you went behind the door and it centred on the story coming out of that door, that family. And so they were self-contained but you also saw other characters in the street and then we…

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