Having won the Best Director gong at this year's Oscars, it may come as surprise to see where Tom Hooper got one of his earliest breaks in the director's chair.
In 1997, Hooper directed an episode of the classic CBBC show Byker Grove. A bi-weekly drama that revolved around the goings on in a Newcastle youth club.
He has come along way then. However, what remains a mystery is why Hooper picked Colin Firth over Geoff Keegan for the lead in The King's Speech.
Howay the Toon!