He has several television projects in the pipeline and here we give you a overview of what they are and when you can expect to see them on your screens.
From There to Here - BBC One
A funny, characterful and moving drama about a man, Daniel Cotton (played by Philip) whose life is rocked to the core – a family saga which begins in Manchester in the summer of 1996, on the day when an IRA bomb exploded in the city centre.The story spans the four years that changed Manchester and the country forever; from ‘Football’s Coming Home’ in 1996, to New Labour sweeping to power in 1997, and finally to the hangover after the Millennium celebrations of 2000. Against the feel-good backdrop of Euro 96, it maps the emotional shockwaves generated by that bomb in the lives of two parallel families from different sides of the tracks.Also stars Liz White, Stephen Mackintosh and Bernard Hill.
Expected: Early 2014
Cars (w/t) - Channel Four
Philip explores his personal passion for British motors in this new documentary. He will unearth the story of six cars that have played an important part in the UK’s social history, the cars that were built in Britain, were bold in design, caused a stir on the silver screen and flew the flag for great British manufacturing across the world. Philip is determined to hunt down and save the six iconic and abandoned motors he feels tells the story of post war Britain. Cars such as the Ford Escort Mexico, MGTC, Mini Cooper MK1, Triumph Stag and the DeLorean. Under Phil’s guidance, the internationally renowned restorer Ant Anstead will be tasked with the challenging job of rebuilding of them and bringing them back to their former glory. While Ant works hard with the spanners breathing life into old bangers Phil will explore the people, passion and social history stories behind each of the marquees, learning what makes each car so unique.
Expected: Spring/Summer 2014
Big School, Series 2 - BBC One
A second series of the school based comedy has been commissioned but we have no further information about it at the moment. Hopefully we will see a return of Mr Gunn.
Expected: Autumn 2014
As you can see its shaping up to be a full on year for Philip; which is great news for fans. We're also hearing rumours of a new advertising campaign, but as yet nothing has been confirmed. As usual we've got our ear to the ground and our fingers on the pulse, so as soon as any Phil-related news breaks in 2014, we will bring it to you!
Oh and if you missed our round up of Philip's 2013, then you can still read it here.