Remembering Mike Jefferies
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
UK - Former BBC lighting director and STLD chair (1993 - 1995) Mike Jefferies passed away last month aged 86. Jefferies’ work in broadcast lighting spanned the 1970s and 1990s on shows such as EastEnders, Doctor Who, Citizen Smith, Ever Decreasing Circles, Rings on Their Fingers, Top of the Pops, and many others.
Tom Warden of IPS, a friend and former neighbour of Jefferies, said of the late LD: “Mike was a real gentleman, and always fascinating to talk to, full of stories of the productions he had worked on over the years and the places he’d been. I’m sure there will be lots of people who’ll remember some of the many productions he was involved in with the BBC, and it would have been great to have worked alongside him.
He continues: “Mike had a very happy retirement travelling round the world with his wife Monnie, and never lost his fascination with lighting. He was supportive as I started to get more involved in the live events side of lighting, although over time I gradually realised he was less interested in the technology and mechanics of lighting, but the shapes and form created with light and shadows, even in everyday scenes, and his real appreciation for the artistic qualities of light - and of course, a good glass of wine over which to discuss everything. He will be greatly missed as a friend, neighbour, husband, father, traveller and so much more.”

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