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EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY LYNNE DALLOW
09 February 2021

Lynne Dallow's next episode of EastEnders goes out on Tuesday 16th February at 7.30pm on BBC1 and available on iPlayer. Peter puts on a show for the square and Max is determined to get Linda back at any cost.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
03 February 2021

End the week with Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE which goes out on Friday12 February at 7pm on ITV and available on catch-up on the ITV Hub.


LITTLE PRINCESS

WRITTEN BY SALLY MARCHANT
02 February 2021

There's another chance to catch Sally Marchant's delightful episode of LITTLE PRINCESS "Sloth" on Sunday 7th February at 9.10am on Channel 5. Sally's currently working on a new high profile series for Warner Bros' Boomerang channel.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
21 December 2020

Catch Jane Pearson's first EMMERDALE episode of 2021 on ITV on Wednesday 6th January at 7pm.


SHAUN THE SHEEP: THE FARMER'S LLAMAS

WRITER: LEE PRESSMAN
20 December 2020

A seasonal BBC1 repeat for classic SHAUN THE SHEEP special "The Farmer's Llamas" co-written by Lee Pressman on Thursday 29th December at 1.25pm. Lee's currently core writer on Season 2 of hit animation series TAFFY for Cyber Group/Turner/Boomerang.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
25 November 2020

Catch Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE on Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm on ITV. Charity is upset reading a letter from Vanessa but it doesn't stop Moira tearing a strip off her.


NEW CBBC COMEDY - LAGGING

PRODUCER: GERT THOMAS
25 November 2020

CBBC has ordered a new live-action series, LAGGING, from the BBC in-house drama team. Producer, Gert Thomas, is currently in production on the 10-episode comedy about gaming, friendship and growing up follows a group of five best friends as they navigate the online and real world together.


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
10 November 2020

It's a big week in Walford. Kicking off with two episodes of EastEnders by Kim Revill on Monday 16th at 8.05pm and Tuesday 17th November at 7.30pm on BBC1 and iPlayer. Monday's is Radio Times Choice as Kat plans to steal some classic cars from the firm where she works. But has she made a mistake in persuading Kush to be her driver?


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY LYNNE DALLOW
10 November 2020

Things are hotting up in Albert Square! Lynne Dallow's episode - and Radio Times Choice - goes out on Thursday 19th November at 7.35pm on BBC1. Tina makes a plea to Shirley. Denise is encouraged to pursue things with Jack again.


EMMERDALE

WRITER: JANE PEARSON
10 November 2020

Catch Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE on Friday 20th November at 7pm on ITV. Nate gets ready for his sentencing hearing and could be facing a stint behind bars. Elsewhere Moira is deciding to leave for good. With her divorce from Cain underway, she has some big decisions to make.


DAISY & OLLIE

WRITTEN BY HELENA SMEE
06 November 2020

Catch Helena Smee's latest new episode of DAISY & OLLLIE, "What's A Hot Air Balloon?" on C5's Milkshake! on Saturday 7th November at 7.35am.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
20 October 2020

Start the week with Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE at 7pm on Monday 26th October on ITV. Dan decides to go back to work at the garage too soon and his daughter Amelia ends up paying the price… Will anyone come to the Spencers rescue?


EASTENDERS

WRITTEN BY KIM REVILL
30 September 2020

End the week with two episodes of EastEnders written by Kim Revill at 7.35pm on Thursday 8th and 8.35pm on Friday 9th October on BBC1. Gray struggles on the day of Chantelle's funeral. Whitney has her first day in court for the death of Leo. She's shaken from the debacle but Sonia tells her to put it all behind her.


A MATTER OF FACTS by SHAUN WILLIAMSON

Shaun's non-fiction debut published 1st October
25 September 2020

MATTER OF FACTS: ONE MAN'S JOURNEY INTO THE NATION'S QUIZ OBSESSION by writer, actor and champion quizzer, Shaun Williamson is published in hardback by Cassell on Thursday 1st October and available in all good bookstores and on-line retailers. A journey into the obsessive world of quizzing. It includes stories from Shaun's past such as tales from his time playing Barry in Eastenders; the discovery of a long-lost son; hiding from an angry Mike Reid in a broom cupboard; acting with Ricky Gervais and David Bowie, and the loss of his boyhood friend in 9/11. Actor and celebrity quizzer Shaun Williamson lifts the lid on a National drug that everyone hooked on: quizzing. A Matter of Facts is a personal journey into the world of quizzes. At the start Shaun enters the World Quiz Grand Prix, pitching his knowledge against the Nation's finest minds, including Eggheads and Chasers... he fails. Unperturbed, he sets out to improve his skills through memory training, practice and even hypnosis in an attempt to move himself up the rankings of the quizzing elite. Shaun's adventure sees him get his old quizzing 'band' back together to see if he can triumph in the leagues. As he does so, he meets many characters and experiences the wonderful vagaries of the pub quiz - discovering its place, not just in communities, but in people's lives. He also reminisces about his life before acting as an alcoholic postman, a stalled naval career,a Pontins blue coat and his journey to becoming Barry in EastEnders. Over the course of year Shaun aims to end his journey at a victorious return to the Grand Prix... can his experiences and new-found knowledge end in victory? A Matter of Facts is a fun, fascinating and heart-warming read that will be adored by those who enjoy a regular meeting of alcohol and trivia.


UTOPIA Amazon remake

MARK ALDRIDGE
17 September 2020

US remake of the cult-classic British thriller, UTOPIA, premieres on Amazon Prime on Friday 25th September. Mark Aldridge originally developed the show and received a "Based on an original idea by" credit on Series 1 and 2 of the UK version. Once again, a nerdy gang of comic-book fans wonder if a graphic novel is telling the truth about a sinister global conspiracy that involves a flu-like pandemic. The new version starts John Cusack and is written by Gillian Flynn.


SKELTON'S GUIDE TO DOMESTIC POISONS

DAVID STAFFORD'S DEBUT NOVEL PUBLISHED 17TH SEPTEMBER
11 September 2020

David Stafford's wonderful period crime novel, SKELTON'S GUIDE TO DOMESTIC POISIONS, is published in hardback on Thursday 17th September by Allison & Busby. ................ Before being propelled to front-page fame by winning the case of the century, Arthur Skelton was a fairly unremarkable barrister. Now he is enjoying the attention that being dubbed a hero of the press brings – namely practising his distinguished pose and his autograph – much to the amusement of his wife. But January 1929 brings another high profile case. Mary Dutton is accused of murdering her husband, although there are few people who dispute her guilt. The case is considered unwinnable, however, despite the odds, Skelton agrees to defend her – a decision that has absolutely nothing to do with her resemblance to a beautiful Hollywood actress... With an army of flappers set to cast their inaugural votes in the looming general election, both sides of the political divide are keen to secure their support by turning the case to their advantage and begin to lean on Skelton. Aided by his trusty clerk Edgar, Skelton faces mounting pressure to find the truth. But will that be enough to save a young woman’s life? The series continues with Skelton’s Guide to Suitcase Murders scheduled for publication in 2021.


EMMERDALE

WRITTEN BY JANE PEARSON
08 September 2020

Catch Jane Pearson's latest episode of EMMERDALE on Tuesday 15th September at 7pm on ITV. Charity hands over money to Kirin, after he threatened to make life difficult for the adoption unless she paid him off. When Kirin notices the money she has given him is less than the amount they agreed, he demands the full sum by the following night. Meanwhile, as Billy pleads for Dawn to give him another chance, she forces herself to stay strong and lies by saying that she never loved him. Elsewhere, Dan struggles to pay his bills.


BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE DETECTIVE

A TOUCH OF FROST: MICHAEL RUSSELL
27 August 2020

ITV's "Britain's Favourite Detective" is an enjoyable celebration of the UK's most-loved sleuths on Sunday 30th August at 8pm. Naturally, "A Touch Of Frost" is in the running for the top spot and extracts from Michael Russell's episodes will feature in the show. Michael also scripted numerous episodes of MIDSOMER MURDERS which will also appear in the countdown voted for by the public.


UNSAID STORIES: GENERATIONAL

PRODUCER: BARBARA EMILE
04 August 2020

Barbara Emile-produced film, GENERATIONAL, is the series opener in ITV's UNSAID STORIES series. It premieres on Monday 10th August at 9pm on ITV. The first of four short dramas addressing topics relating to Black Lives Matter. Oliver catches his teenage daughter Justina sneaking out of the house to attend a BLM march as he fears for her safety and is concerned she's putting herself at risk. It stars Nicholas Pinnock and Yasmin Monet Prince. Directed by Alrick Riley and written by Jerome Bucchan Nelson for Greenacre Films.


EMMERDALE BAFTA WIN

WRITER: JANE PEARSON
04 August 2020

Congrats to the EMMERDALE team on their Bafta win for Best Soap and Continuing Drama. And special congrats to Jane Pearson. Her episode from the special flashback week last year was the selected one!