Barbara Machin

Screenwriter
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Barbara Machin was the creator/writer and show runner of BBC1’s award winning crime series Waking The Dead running for ten years, screening all over the world and winning an International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2007.

Barbara recently marked Casualty’s 21st birthday with a guest film length special which subsequently won a Bafta . And alongside other alumni has returned this year for the show’s 30th birthday to create two stand alone specials .

Her feature length TV work includes : The Investigator ( Ch 4 Helen Baxendale); Devil’s Advocate (BBC1) Lena Headey and David Morrisey; Pattern Of Life (ITV/Bafta nominated); CARLA ( ITV) Lesley Sharp , Helen McCrory; Kiss Of Death (BBC1) Louise Lombard, Danny Dyer.

Her adaptations include :Unsuitable Job For A Woman (PD James); Inspector Alleyn (Ngaio Marsh) and SERRAILLER ( Susan Hill )

Barbara is currently developing, writing and show running a new ten part crime series for SKY. And in commissioned development for new series with Keshet, Kudos, Red Planet and LA Productions. And for a 3 part adaptation of Susan Hill’s new ghost story DOLLY with RSJ.

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Barbara Machin is appearing at the following sessions:

The BIG Vision: How To Attract Prolific Producers To YOUR Script

The BIG Vision: How To Attract Prolific Producers To YOUR Script

Three of the UK’s most prolific and trail blazing producers will come together in this unique session to share their big visions, their rich perspectives and looking forward to answer the question, “What’s next?”.

The Infinite Character Arc: Writing Continuing Drama

The Infinite Character Arc: Writing Continuing Drama

Take a peek behind the continuing drama curtain in this mega-session with the top Producers, Writers and Consultants from Casualty, Doctors, Eastenders and Holby.

The Writers Room

The Writers Room

Join five other writers and a seasoned showrunner for a whole day on Thursday (the 1st September) to write a show for a long running TV series. Welcome to the pressure cooker that is the ‘Writers Room’ at LondonSWF.

Writers Room 1: WAKING THE DEAD with Barbara Machin

Writers Room 1: WAKING THE DEAD with Barbara Machin

Join Showrunner Barbara Machin in this day long CRIME focused Writers Room experience brought to you exclusively by the LondonSWF.