First cutting my teeth in Script Editing on EASTENDERS, I went on to develop long-running formats for the BBC Drama Series Department until I was asked to return to my Northern roots and work for GRANADA TELEVISION in Manchester in 1993.
I stayed there till 1998 working on the BAFTA Nominated children’s medical series THE WARD as Series Script Editor, and also Script Edited the soap REVELATIONS; created by Russell T Davies, who taught me a lot about story lining and story structure.
Working at Granada Television in the late ’90’s meant I was lucky enough to work with and be inspired by the writers who would go on to be the leading lights in television drama series, Sally Wainwright, Kay Mellor and Paul Abbot all helped shape the producer and script executive I am today.
In 1999 I Produced HOLBY CITY series 2 for BBC1. My series increased the ratings from 6 million per episode to 9.6 million and helped to guarantee it’s continued success. I worked for the BBC developing long running formats until I went freelance to write my own commissioned work.
In 2003 I was asked by the ITV Network to revamp CROSSROADS for ITV. I brought in a new cast, a new look, and cast Jane Asher in the lead, playing Angel Sampson. The series was watched by 1.5 million viewers a day, five days a week. I continued to develop original drama projects for CARLTON TELEVISION, and have established a healthy professional relationship with writers, agents and commissioners alike.