Broadchurch: From Spec Script To (Small) Screen

Room: Darwin D05

with Chris Chibnall, James Strong, Richard Stokes, and Sam Hoyle
moderated by John Yorke

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In this epic session (the biggest ever in LSF history!), the creative team behind audience favourite and ITV mega-hit series Broadchurch will discuss the conception, development and production of the show.  From it’s origins as a spec script through development, production and broadcast, creator Chris Chibnall will discuss how all eight hours of series one were story lined and the challenges of writing an ongoing serial – how to keep the series as a whole on track while still remaining open to all the possibilities that present themselves along the way.

Joining Chris will be Producer Richard Stokes, Director James Strong and Script Executive Sam Hoyle discussing their roles in the creative process and the challenges and rewards that come with them.

Join us for what promises to be a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of one of the most entertaining, sylish, compelling and successful TV series to come out of the UK in recent years.

Appearing in this session

Chris Chibnall

Chris Chibnall – Screenwriter & Executive Producer

Credits include: Broadchurch, Law & Order: UK

Chris' most recent work is the acclaimed ITV hit drama Broadchurch.
Chris Chibnall
James Strong

James Strong – Director

Credits include: Broadchurch, Downton Abbey

James is a leading UK director who has worked on high-end British TV drama including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and Silent Witness.
James Strong
John Yorke

John Yorke – MD Angel Station

Credits include: Wolf Hall, Shameless, Life On Mars

John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling.
John Yorke
Richard Stokes

Richard Stokes – Producer

Credits include: Broadchurch, Torchwood

Producer Richard Stokes has most recently finished work on the critically acclaimed ITV series Broadchurch.
Richard Stokes
Sam Hoyle

Sam Hoyle – Script Executive

Credits include: Broadchurch, A Robber's Tale

Sam will be joining Chris Chibnall and the rest of the Broadchurch team for an in-depth discussion about the hit ITV show.
Sam Hoyle