About Us

Catherine Bailey : Managing Director/Producer

Catherine Bailey trained in technical theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she later served on the Council. After a successful career in stage management both in the West End and at the National Theatre she then became the Production Manager at Hampstead Theatre, a new writing theatre, where she stayed for six years before forming Catherine Bailey Limited.

Her first documentary for Channel 4 won a First Time Broadcast Award. Several documentaries later she started producing radio drama for BBC Radio Three and Four and became the leading independent supplier of drama to BBC Radio winning five Sony Radio Academy Awards, including: The Gold (Laughter in the Dark by Nabakov); Silver (The Permanent Way by David Hare and Breakfast with Mugabe by Fraser Grace); Bronze (Sea Urchins, by Sharman Macdonald, Mortimer and the Millennium). She also produced Deborah Warner’s Footfalls by Samuel Beckett in London’s West End.

For television she produced three series of the successful comedy for children, Barking! for cITV and Feel the Force an original comedy series for BBC2. CBL also produced three series of Life of Riley an original comedy series for BBC 1. In 2013 she produced Quick Cuts a comedy series for BBC 4. She also produced David Cronenberg’s highly acclaimed movie, Spider, which won many international awards and was in Competition at Cannes in 2002.

Since then she has been executive producer on Phil Cox’s award winning feature length documentaries; We Are The Indians and Betty They Say I’m Different which premiered in Amsterdam in 2017. She also produced the short film Dust starring Alan Rickman and Jodie Whittaker. Catherine recently directed Rose Byrne in a sketch in Hollywood for Pypo Productions https://vimeo.com/144461954#at=0 (Password rose)

Marilyn Imrie : Theatre Director and Drama Producer

Marilyn Imrie has worked as a drama commissioning editor for BBC Radio 4, a script executive for BBC Scotland TV drama, and is now a freelance drama development executive producer and director in theatre and in audio drama with the major Independent Companies Absolutely, Big Fish, CBL, Loftus & Woolyback.

She has been awarded Sony, TRIC, Talkies and Bafta awards for her Audio production work and the Samuel Beckett award for television drama.

Major Theatre productions include: premieres of John Mortimer’s Lie Down Comic, Liz Lochhead’s Immortal Memories, Rona Munro’s Guilty and The King’s Kilt, Colin Macdonald’s The Bones Boys, The View From Castle Rock adapted by Linda Maclean from the Alice Munro novel, Coming Clean:Barbara by Alma Cullen, James Runcie’s Tap Dancing With Jean Paul Sartre; A Word With Dr Johnson, Dr Johnson Goes to Scotland and The Jazz Club Murders; Hattie Naylor’s Daphnis and Chloe, Dusty Won’t Play by Annie Caulfield, & The Dundee/ Birmingham Rep production of Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn.

Audio direction includes: for CBBC; Lenny Henry’s award winning animation series Big and Small, and for BBC Radio 4 : Michael Chaplin’s Love of Leo, Two Pipe Problems and The Ferryhill Philosophers , John Mortimer’s Rumpole Of The Bailey, The Stanley Baxter Playhouse, Michael Palin’s The Weekend, Mrs Sidhu investigates by Suk Panu, Hilary Lyon’s series Baggage and Secrets and Lattes, Lucy Porter’s series In The Family Way and The Fair Intellectual Club, and three audio dramas by Hilary Mantel.


Georgia Pritchett: Company Director

Georgia is a multi-award-winning comedy writer (She has 4 Emmys, 3 WGA awards and a BAFTA). She is a co-executive producer and writer on the HBO multi Emmy-winning show Veep, now in its seventh series. Georgia is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO’s critically acclaimed show, Succession, now on its second second series. She is also writing episodes of Avenue Five Armando Iannucci’s latest series for television starring Hugh Laurie and also Run a new series by Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Georgia has also written extensively for Miranda Hart and Tracy Ullman and shows like Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Not Going Out and The Thick of It. She created, wrote and showran 2DTV as well as the BBC4 comedy Quick Cuts starring Doon Makichan and three series of the successful BBC1 series of Life of Riley, starring Caroline Quentin. She is writing both comedy and drama originals for HBO and Film Four. She is also the author of five books in her first series of children’s books – Wilf The Mighty Worrier – have been published to wild appreciation and are in development with Amazon. Georgia also directed the controversial Shoot The Dog video for George Michael.

Robert Hughes : Business and Financial Affairs Manager

Robert has been with CBL since its inception and can be contacted on robert@skyfield.co.uk

Kate Brook : PA and Radio Coordinator

Kate is the Production Co-ordintor on all of CBL’s Radio Productions and can be contacted on kate.brook@icloud.com


CBL is an award winning production company working in film, television and radio.




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