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’.
DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
Date: 2016Production (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: 2016Production (role): MIDSOMER MURDERS (Series 20)Company: Bentley Productions/ITVProject details:
Date: 2015Production (role): KINCompany: Company PicturesProject details: 3 x 60', in development
Three part thriller about memory and extended family
Date: 2015Production (role): SKELETON CUPBOARDCompany: Mam Tor ProductionsProject details: 6 x 60', in development
Drama about mental health, inspired by Tanya Byron’s bestselling memoir
Date: 2013Production (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