Glen Laker – Scriptwriter

Last year, I wrote an episode for the third series of GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL for Tiger Aspect, which will air on ITV in Spring 2019.

Before that, I adapted Lynda La Plante’s bestseller TENNISON into the six-part series PRIME SUSPECT 1973 for ITV and PBS Masterpiece. There were also a couple of episodes of VERA, an episode of HOME FIRES for ITV and a bit of HOLBY CITY for the BBC.

I’m represented by Jago Irwin at Independent Talent.

PRIME SUSPECT 1973

Prequel to Prime Suspect, adapted from the novel Tennison by Lynda La Plante. Cast: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong and Ruth Sheen. Directed by David Caffrey. Co-production between ITV and Noho Film & Television. Now available to watch on Netflix.

ONE LAST DANCE

Award-winning short film starring Jonathan Pryce and Shane Attwooll, directed by Luke Losey, shown at festivals worldwide, including Rhode Island Film Festival, LA Shorts Festival and New York Short Film Festival.

VERA

Vera keeps going from strength to strength. I wrote episode 2 – Tuesday’s Child – of series 6. Broadcast in February 2016 on ITV. Directed by Jill Robertson, starring the brilliant Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty, with Jo Hartley, Sean Gilder, Rakie Ayola, Joe Dixon, Jason Done and Brian Fletcher. It’s the one that starts with a body in a cave and ends at the fairground.

The year before, I wrote episode three – Muddy Waters – of series 5, with Mark Bonnar, Alex Reid, Mark Womack, Jennifer Hennessy, Aisling Franciosi and Lee Ross. Directed by Stewart Svaasand. It’s the body in the slurry pit!

HOME FIRES

I wrote on the second series of ITV’s Second World War drama HOME FIRES.  The series is available to view on Netflix.

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HOLBY CITY

I took part on the 2012/2013 Holby City Writers Scheme and wrote the episode “CRUSH” (S16 E33) for the BBC’s popular medical drama. It was the one with the elephant pox and Tom Jones impersonator in it.

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THE PAINTING

I directed and wrote this 6-minute drama, starring Simon Paisley Day and Lesley Vickerage. Screened at festivals, including Paris and London. Available to view on the Videos page.

THE BOY IN THE OAK

I wrote this short film, which screened at Cannes 2013. Based on the beautifully illustrated book by Jessica Albarn. Directed by Luke Losey and narrated by Jude Law, with an original score by Damon Albarn. The film is now available to view on the video page.

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CHAMPION OF THE WORLD

An Olympics-themed 30-min drama directed by Bim Ajadi, broadcast on Film 4 during London 2012. It won BEST BRITISH FILM at the 2013 Deaffest: The UK’s International Deaf Film & Arts Festival and 5 awards (including Best Writer) at the 2014 Gainditzen Film Festival, Spain..

2013 BBC Holby City New Writers Scheme
2012 Red Planet Screenwriting Prize (finalist)
2000 BBC Scriptwriting Award
1978 100m Swimming Certificate

All enquiries: Jago Irwin at Independent Talent.

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