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Helen Jenkins

Writer

Helen has a background in script development and script edited a number of high profile shows before moving into writing full time. She is currently writing the opening episode for the new series of ‘Vera’, starring Brenda Blethyn (ITV1), and has written for the last three series of ‘Lewis’, starring Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox (ITV1). She is developing original work with Company Pictures and with Mam Tor Productions.

 

Helen was selected by BBC Writers’ Room as one of 15 emerging writers to attend their Skylight Scheme in 2012.

 

As a script editor, Helen’s credits include ‘Monroe’ (w. Pete Bowker), ‘Parade’s End’ (w. Tom Stoppard) and over 50 episodes of ‘Eastenders’.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2016
Production (role):
VERA ‘NATURAL SELECTION’
Company:
ITV Studios / ITV 1 (Series VII)
Project details:
1 x 120', opening episode of the new series

Due to tx 2017
Date: 2016
Production (role):
MIDSOMER MURDERS (Series 20)
Company:
Bentley Productions/ITV
Date: 2015
Production (role):
KIN
Company:
Company Pictures
Project details:
3 x 60', in development

Three part thriller about memory and extended family
Date: 2015
Production (role):
SKELETON CUPBOARD
Company:
Mam Tor Productions
Project details:
6 x 60', in development

Drama about mental health, inspired by Tanya Byron’s bestselling memoir
Date: 2013
Production (role):
LEWIS ‘ONE FOR SORROW’
Company:
ITV 1 (Series IX)
Project details:
2 x 60'

Dir. Nick Laughland

Starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Steve Pemberton
Production (role):
LEWIS ‘ENTRY WOUNDS’
Company:
ITV 1 (Series VIII)
Project details:
2 x 60'

Dir. Nicholas Renton

Starring Angela Griffin and Elizabeth Rider
Production (role):
LEWIS ‘INTELLIGENT DESIGN’
Company:
ITV 1 (Series VII)
Project details:
2 x 60'

Dir. Tim Fywell

Starring Alison Steadman, Edward Fox and Miranda Raison
Production (role):
HOLBY ‘FRIEND LIKE YOU’
Company:
BBC 1 (Series 16, Ep. 2)
Project details:
1 x 60'

Dir. Graeme Harper

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): VERA ‘NATURAL SELECTION’
    Company: ITV Studios / ITV 1 (Series VII)
    Project details: 1 x 120', opening episode of the new series

    Due to tx 2017
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): MIDSOMER MURDERS (Series 20)
    Company: Bentley Productions/ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): KIN
    Company: Company Pictures
    Project details: 3 x 60', in development

    Three part thriller about memory and extended family
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): SKELETON CUPBOARD
    Company: Mam Tor Productions
    Project details: 6 x 60', in development

    Drama about mental health, inspired by Tanya Byron’s bestselling memoir
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): LEWIS ‘ONE FOR SORROW’
    Company: ITV 1 (Series IX)
    Project details: 2 x 60'

    Dir. Nick Laughland

    Starring Tim Pigott-Smith and Steve Pemberton
  • Date:
    Production (role): LEWIS ‘ENTRY WOUNDS’
    Company: ITV 1 (Series VIII)
    Project details: 2 x 60'

    Dir. Nicholas Renton

    Starring Angela Griffin and Elizabeth Rider
  • Date:
    Production (role): LEWIS ‘INTELLIGENT DESIGN’
    Company: ITV 1 (Series VII)
    Project details: 2 x 60'

    Dir. Tim Fywell

    Starring Alison Steadman, Edward Fox and Miranda Raison
  • Date:
    Production (role): HOLBY ‘FRIEND LIKE YOU’
    Company: BBC 1 (Series 16, Ep. 2)
    Project details: 1 x 60'

    Dir. Graeme Harper