Phil Redmond is best known for creating three of Britain's longest-running drama series Grange Hill, Brookside and Hollyoaks. Redmond came up with the concept for Grange Hill in 1978 and has written extensively for TV, radio and stage, running independent company Mersey Television for 25 years until 2005. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was made a CBE in 2004. Since 2005, Redmond has chaired many public sector initiatives pro bono, including National Museums Liverpool and the Advisory Panel to UK City of Culture. Highbridge is his return to writing fiction.