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Henry Normal brings Poetography to Phoenix

After over twenty years exile in TV, Henry Normal returned to poetry recently inspired by family photos. Here Henry explores how the written images of poetry and the visual images of photographs can combine.

This event is also the launch of Phoenix Brighton's new Friends scheme.


Henry Normal is a writer, poet and TV and Film producer.

He co-wrote and script edited every episode of the multi-award winning Mrs Merton show and the spin off series Mrs Merton and Malcolm. He also co-created and co-wrote the first series of The Royle Family.

With Steve Coogan he co-wrote the BAFTA winning Paul and Pauline Calf Video Diaries, Coogan’s Run, Tony Ferrino, Doctor Terrible and all three of Steve’s live tours and the film The Parole Officer.

Setting up Baby Cow Productions Ltd in 1999 Henry Executive Produced all, and script edited many of the shows of its seventeen and a half year output during his tenure as MD.

Highlights of the Baby Cow output during this time include:

Philomena, I believe in Miracles, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle, Marion and Geof, Nighty Night, The Mighty Boosh, Red Dwarf, Hunderby, Camping and Alan Partridge,

Henry Normal is a Patron of Phoenix Brighton.