The Infinite Character Arc: Writing Continuing Drama

Room: Herringham H243
Time: Saturday 10:30am

with Loretta Preece, Bill Armstrong, Andy Bayliss, John Yorke, Lucy Raffety, Kate Hall, and Jon Sen
moderated by Barbara Machin

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Continuing Drama; the huge narrative force of UK TV, delivers hundreds of hours of mainstream screen time a year.

Our greatest screenwriters have learned their craft on these shows and still return to deliver guest episodes. Our esteemed panel of top producers, writers and consultants from Casualty, Doctors, Eastenders and Holby assemble to reveal all about writing for this forever voracious format.

EMMY winning powerhouse Barbara Machin moderates this mega-session with the top players and their writers from the UK’s best loved and most watched long running series.

Just check out the players in this session below…

Appearing in this session

Andy Bayliss

Andy Bayliss – Screenwriter

Credits include: Holby City, Eastenders, Casualty

Andy is the Lead Writer of Holby City, authoring the show into its exciting new era, from storylines to script.
Andy Bayliss
Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong – Screenwriter

Credits include: Doctors, The Indian Doctor

After a successful career as a stage and film actor, Bill transitioned into writing in 2003, began work on Doctors in 2006 and has now become a core writer on the show.
Bill Armstrong
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
Jon Sen

Jon Sen – Screenwriter & Director

Credits include: Casualty, Holby City

Writer, Director Jon recently directed Casualty’s ground breaking 'One' – an entire episode in one shot.
Jon Sen
Kate Hall

Kate Hall – Producer

Credits include: Holby City, Hollyoaks

Kate is the Series Producer of Holby City, having previously spent over four years as Story Producer on this flagship, primetime BBC1 drama.
Kate Hall
Loretta Preece

Loretta Preece – Producer, Story Producer & Script Editor

Loretta has been personally responsible for storylining over 2000 episodes of mainstream British television.
Loretta Preece
Lucy Raffety

Lucy Raffety – Producer & Script Editor

Credits include: Casualty, Eastenders

Lucy instigated a Writers’ Room system at Casualty which now commissions the majority of its writers in that way.
Lucy Raffety
Barbara Machin

Barbara Machin – Screenwriter

Credits include: Waking The Dead, The Bill

Barbara Machin is the BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter who created BBC1’s worldwide selling hit series Waking The Dead.
Barbara Machin