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Matthew Robinson (born 27th July 1944) was educated at King's College Cambridge and directed Coronation Street early in his career with 24 episodes to his credit and also wrote many instalments of Crossroads. Other directing assignments included Emmerdale Farm, Crown Court, Howards Way and Doctor Who.
He was the director on the first two episodes of EastEnders (in addition to many of other early episodes) and helped to cast many of the original characters. From 1989 to 1997 he set up and worked as executive producer, producer and director on Byker Grove (created by Adele Rose and Andrea Wonfor) and, as with EastEnders, Robinson helped oversee initial production and had casting input.
From 2003 to 2006, Robinson moved to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, to produce a 100-episode TV drama series - Taste of Life - for the BBC World Service Trust financed by the British Government through DFID. It's main theme was HIV prevention, but it also encouraged practices to improve mother and child health. In 2006, he formed an independent Cambodian film and TV production company, Khmer Mekong Films (KMF), and he been running it ever since. KMF has produced many TV shows for Cambodian TV, including dramas, documentaries and educational spots. It has also produced two feature film, Staying Single When and Vanished.
Episodes directed by Matthew RobinsonEdit
1977 (4 episodes)
- Episode 1746 (10th October 1977)
- Episode 1747 (12th October 1977)
- Episode 1752 (31st October 1977)
- Episode 1753 (2nd November 1977)
1978 (2 episodes)
1979 (4 episodes)
- Episode 1883 (5th February 1979)
- Episode 1884 (7th February 1979)
- Episode 1891 (5th March 1979)
- Episode 1892 (7th March 1979)
1980 (2 episodes)
1982 (2 episodes)
1984 (8 episodes)
- Episode 2394 (12th March 1984)
- Episode 2395 (14th March 1984)
- Episode 2414 (21st May 1984)
- Episode 2415 (23rd May 1984)
- Episode 2442 (27th August 1984)
- Episode 2443 (29th August 1984)
- Episode 2448 (17th September 1984)
- Episode 2449 (19th September 1984)
1985 (2 episodes)