Alexandra Palace


Theatre Lighting Designer

Peter is a multi award-nominated International Freelance Lighting Designer who enjoys working on any project anywhere that involves the creative use of light. He tries not to narrow his focus into any particular area but rather strives to engage in new work involving light as a medium no matter what the context. Peter has had nearly a decade of experience in Theatre, Opera, Musicals, Dance, Aerial and Circus, Immersive, Installation, Events, Architectural, Product Design, Research and Development, Control Specification, Consultancy, Mentoring and Teaching.

TV Lighting Designer

Martin Kempton joined the BBC as a trainee camera assistant in 1976, based at Television Centre.  He soon became a cameraman and after 9 years moved across to the lighting department, he was promoted to lighting director at the BBC in 1990.and went freelance in 2002.  His CV spans comedy, entertainment and drama and he has lit many well-known shows.  He was shortlisted on 10 occasions for Knight of Illumination Awards, winning 3 times and Martin has also received 7 RTS Craft Award nominations, winning twice and is the proud owner of a Welsh Bafta. Martin has recently retired but continues to manage his most comprehensive website that documents the history of TV studios.


TV Director

Stephen is an experienced multi-camera studio and outside broadcast director and has been directing live television for more than 25 years.  He is the Series Live Director of BBC One’s nightly magazine programme ‘The One Show’ and has directed the show since it piloted. Stephen enjoys directing live interviews, live music and live events and jumps at the chance to work with new teams on new shows, and to solve new problems. Stephen particularly relishes the more technical aspects of complex live productions., most recently he assisted with the technical planning of the BBC’s Eurovision Song Contest events in Liverpool.

Honorary Secretary STLD

Stuart started his career in Television Lighting in 1984 with Thames Television based at the Teddington Studios, he was promoted to Senior Lighting Director two years later and worked on most of Thames TV’s output. In 1992 Stuart became Freelance and worked throughout the UK and abroad on many mainstream British television shows. Stuart is a member of the STLD and was Chairman for 12 years, he also lectures at various educational institutions to students on lighting design.