Vera – “Muddy Waters” – ITV 19th April 2015

I wrote the episode of VERA, “MUDDY WATERS”, which will be broadcast on ITV at 8pm, Sunday 19th April 2015. The Wikipedia synopsis for the episode is:

“DCI Vera Stanhope and DS Aiden Healy investigate the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote Northumberland farm. Owner Danny Pryor and his right hand man Milosh Beqiri are forced to admit they use a number of illegal Serbian workers. But Goran Vlasic has fled to the nearest port and Zamir Ilic is lying in his bedsit with a gunshot wound to the neck. A faded tattoo identifies the slurry man as Jack Reeves, a young man from the local travelling community. But what is his connection to the Serbians and Pryor Farm?”

Brenda Blethyn stars as DCI Vera Stanhop, with Kenny Doughty as DS Aiden Healy. The episode also has an amazing supporting cast, including: Mark Bonnar (Line of Duty), Alex Reid (The Descent), Mark Womack (Route Irish), Lee Ross (Eastenders), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall) and Jennifer Hennessy (Red Riding).

Full cast and crew:

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Tune in: ITV, 8m Sunday 19th April 2015. Or catch it on ITVPlayer after.

Vera – Series 6

I’m very pleased to have been invited back for Vera series 6. I’m currently writing the second episode, which will be shooting around Northumberland in the summer of 2015 and will be on ITV in early 2016. 


Champion Of The World wins

Great news that Champion Of The World has won FIVE awards (including Best Writer!) at the Gainditzen Film Festival in Spain. Huge congrats to director Bim Ajadi and actor Wayne Jemmot who also took home awards.

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One Last Dance in the papers

The Whitstable Times ran a piece on One Last Dance’s Kickstarter campaign. It played a part in the project being funded by 120%. It’s shooting later this year.


Writing For Television… by Yvonne Grace

Yvonne Grace interviewed me about the Holby City shadow scheme, my experiences on it and its benefits. Very pleased to say the interview is included in her new book, Writing For Television Series, Serials And Soaps. The book is a treasure trove of advice and anecdotes from the writers who work in the furnaces of telly drama on Corrie, EastEnders, etc. It is available at all good bookshops…



Holby City – May 27th 2014

I wrote the episode of Holby City “Crush” that was broadcast on BBC1 on 27th May 2014. It was great to see the write-ups in the Radio Times and TV Times, where it was pick of the day in both.