DIRECTOR
Les Blair
FEATURE FILM AS WRITER / DIRECTOR
JUMP THE GUN (C4/Parallax Pictures/Xencat 1997)
A comedy of life in the turmoil of post apartheid Johannesburg. Six MNet
All Africa awards including Best English language film.
BAD BEHAVIOUR 
(C4/Parallax Pictures 1993)
Stephen Rea and Sinead Cusack in domestic turmoil in North London. With Philip Jackson, Phil Daniels, Clare Higgins and Saira Todd.
Evening Standard Peter Sellers Award for Film Comedy.
LEAVE TO REMAIN
 (C4/Spellbound 1987)
An Iranian woman’s struggle to get leave to stay in the UK.
With Meda Kidem, Jonathon Phillips and Kazuko Hohki.
NUMBER ONE
 (Heron/Stageforum 1984)
An irreverent comedy about professional snooker.
With Bob Geldof, Alison Steadman, Mel Smith, Alfred Molina, Phil Daniels and Ian Drury.
TV FILMS AS WRITER/DIRECTOR
STAND AND DELIVER (BBC/Parallax Pictures 1995)
A stand-up gig in Glasgow turns into a lost weekend.
Phil Daniels, Helen McCrory, Fiona Bell and Mark Robb.
BLISS (BBC/Parallax Pictures 1995)
Douglas Hodge, Saira Todd, Gary McDonald and Judith Scott in a tale of colliding relationships in Notting Hill.
NEWSHOUNDS
 (BBC/ Working Title)
Adrian Edmondson and Alison Steadman work on “The Brit”, a dubious tabloid.
BAFTA award for Best Single TV Drama.
Chicago Film Festival Silver Plaque Award.
HONEST DECENT AND TRUE (BBC 1986)
Adrian Edmondson, Richard E. Grant and Gary Oldman in a satire on the advertising industry.
Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival.
FOUR IN A MILLION (Central 1982)
With Tracey Ullman. Studio version of Royal Court Theatre Productions.
BEYOND THE PALE (BBC – 1980)
ONLY A GAME (Thames – 1979)
BET YOUR LIFE (BBC – 1977)
THE WHIP HAND (BBC – 1976)
THE ENEMY WITHIN (BBC – 1974)
BLOOMING YOUTH (BBC – 1973)
TV FILMS AS DIRECTOR
THE MERRIHILL MILLIONAIRES (BBC 1993)
Miners face redundancy after a pit closure.
FILIPINA DREAM GIRLS (Andrew Davies) (BBC 1991)
David Thewlis, Charlie Drake and Bill Maynard as lonely men in search of wives in Manila.
THE ACCOUNTANT (Geoffrey Case) (BBC 1989)
A small town London accountant gets caught up with the Mafia. With Alfred Molina.
BAFTA Best Single TV Drama.
LONDON’S BURNING (Jack Rosenthal) (LWT 1986)
The original TV feature film later developed into a series. 
Nominated for a BAFTA.
THE NATION’S HEALTH (G.F. Newman) (Euston/C4) 1983)
A four part dramatised critique of the health system.
LAW AND ORDER (G.F. Newman) (BBC 1978)
Four films about the Metropolitan Police and judicial system. With Peter Dean, Derek Martin and Ken Campbell.
THE GOOD SHIP YACKI-HICKI-DOOLAH (Bob Mason) (BBC 1976)
SUNSHINE IN BRIXTON (Brian Glover) (Thames 1976)
EARLY TO BED (Alan Beasdale) (BBC 1975)
DOCUMENTARY FILM
HUMAN FACES (BBC/FAMU 1970)
Life under invasion in Soviet occupied Prague.
THEATRE
WAITING FOR GODOT (Beckett) (Queen’s Theatre 1991)
With Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.
FOUR IN A MILLION (Blair) (Royal Court 1981)
Improvised comedy about club acts with Tracey Ullman.
PRAGUE ’68 – WISH YOU WERE HERE (Blair) (Lamb and Flag 1970)
Improvised comedy set in Prague during invasion.
CONTACT DETAILS
Parallax Pictures Ltd.
7 Denmark Street 
LondonWC2H 8LS 
Tel: 0207 836 1478 
Fax: 0207 497 8062
Elaine Steel,
21 Brookfield Mansions,
5 Highgate Hill West,
London N6 6AS
Tel: 0208 348 6950
0208 348 0918
Fax: 0208 341 9807