David Mitton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and not many people knew where he was born, others said London, England. He was mainly known for directing Britt Alcroft's Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends TV show from 1984 to 2003. He directed the show from the first episode of season 1 to the last episode of season 7. He became friends with Robert D. Cardona and they started Clearwater Features and he wrote and produced the short lived TV show TUGS season 1 from 1988-1990. He died of a heart attack on May 28th, 2008.