After an incredible early life Alan Coleman found himself working as an original director on Crossroads which was the UK's first ever daily 'soap opera.' He would then produce the much loved children’s series Escape into Night, The Jensen Code and The Kids From 47A.
After being head hunted by Reg Grundy he would move to Australia to help establish the Grundy Organisation's Drama Department. Alan was the driving force behind The Young Doctors and worked on other Grundy hits including Prisoner: Cell Block H, Class of 74 and Case For The Defence.
Alan has executive produced Neighbours, Shortland Street in New Zealand, Unter Uns in Germany and Goede Tijden - Slechte Tijden in The Netherlands. His directing credits include Home And Away, Above The Law, Going Home and Family Affairs in the UK.
One Door Shuts lifts the lid on the behind the scenes action on the various shows which Alan has been involved with and he shares his unique knowledge of the skills and disciplines required in order to work in this specialised art form in Take Five.