Derrick John Goodwin. BA Music (Hons) FRSA. Born London. Married.
Derrick Goodwin has worked extensively as a director, producer and writer in both theatre and television.
After three years at the Royal Academy of Music, he completed his National Service with the RAF. Derrick went into theatre in 1958, working in stage management, then assistant director, at the Royal Court Theatre. He was founder/director of the Living Theatre Company (Leicester) with Jill Gascoine and Ken Loach (Yes, that Ken Loach). Artistic Director at the Dundee Repertory Theatre, Associate Director of Glasgow Citizens Theatre, Artistic director of The Ipswich Arts Theatre, and Resident Director at Newcastle Playhouse. He joined the BBC's drama department in 1968. Freelance director from 1969. Head of Drama and Entertainment for the Canadian Broadcasting Company in Winnipeg in 1976.
For theatre, Derrick has written plays including FIVE AND A BIT (Leicester), CALL OF THE DRUM (Dundee Rep), BRECHT (Glasgow Citizens) and ABIDING PASSIONS (adapted from E. Zola’s “Therese Raquin”) for Scarborough, which was directed by Alan Ayckbourn. For the Canadian Broadcasting Company, wrote and directed two short films MELDA AND THE DUCKS and THE GAMBLER.