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Jed Mercurio

Writer

Jed Mercurio is one of the few UK writers to work as an American-style showrunner. His most recent credits are Bodyguard, which premiered in August 2018 as the highest rated new UK drama since 2006, and Line of Duty, which transferred to BBC1 in its fourth season having been the most watched BBC2 drama series in the multichannel era. His other credits include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Critical, Strike Back, Bodies, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. Line of Duty and Bodies are both winners of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series; Line of Duty won the 2018 Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series and Mercurio won Best Writer. Mercurio is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2018
Production (role):
BODYGUARD
Company:
World Productions / BBC1
Project details:
Starring Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden.

Received the highest launch viewing figures for any new drama across all UK channels since 2006.
Date: 2017
Production (role):
LINE OF DUTY IV
Company:
World Productions / BBC1
Project details:
Fourth series.
Date: 2015
Production (role):
LINE OF DUTY III
Company:
World Productions/ BBC2
Project details:
Third series.
Nominated for RTS Best Drama, RTS Best Drama Writer
Keeley Hawes won Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
Date: 2015
Production (role):
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Wrote and directed single film.
Date: 2015
Production (role):
CRITICAL
Company:
Hat Trick / Sky 1
Project details:
13 x 60' medical series.
Date: 2014
Production (role):
LINE OF DUTY II
Company:
World Productions / BBC2
Project details:
Second series.
Won RTS Award for Best Drama Series and
Freesat Award for Best Drama Series
Won RTS Northern Ireland for Best Drama Series Nominated for BAFTA for Drama Series and for Drama Writer

Date: 2012
Production (role):
LINE OF DUTY
Company:
World / BBC2
Project details:
Nominated for BAFTA Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Writer
Date: 2010
Production (role):
STRIKE BACK
Company:
Left Bank Pictures / Sky
Project details:
4 part war drama.
Date: 2007
Production (role):
FRANKENSTEIN
Company:
Impossible Pictures
Project details:
Wrote and directed.
Date: 2006
Production (role):
BODIES - THE FINALE
Company:
Hat Trick Productions
Project details:
One off special.
Date: 2005
Production (role):
BODIES II
Company:
Hat Trick Productions / BBC
Project details:
Also directed episodes 9 & 10
Won RTS Award for Best Drama Series, was nominated for BAFTA Drama Series and RTS Best Drama Writer
Date: 2004
Production (role):
BODIES
Company:
Hat Trick Productions / BBC
Project details:
Based on his novel.
Won DGGB Drama 60, was nominated for BAFTA Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Series and RTS Best Drama Writer
Date: 2004
Production (role):
THE LEGEND OF TAMWORTH TWO
Company:
Box TV / BBC1
Project details:
Single drama.
Date: 1999 - 2001
Production (role):
THE GRIMLEYS I, II & III
Company:
Granada / ITV
Project details:
Series creator, writer (20 eps), directed 7 eps.
Date: 1998
Production (role):
INVASION: EARTH
Company:
BBC / US Sci-fi Channel
Project details:
Series creator, writer (all 6 episodes)
Royal Television Society nominee, Best Visual Effects 1999
Date: 1994-1996
Production (role):
CARDIAC ARREST
Company:
World Productions / BBC
Project details:
Series Creator / Writer (all 27 eps)
Writers’ Guild nominee, Best TV Drama 1994 & 1996
Royal Television Society nominee, Best TV Drama 1994
BAFTA (Scotland) nominee, Best TV Drama 1997
BOOKS
Date: 2009
Production (role):
AMERICAN ADULTERER
Company:
Random House
Date: 2007
Production (role):
ASCENT
Company:
Random House
Date: 2003
Production (role):
PENGUIN EXPEDITION
Company:
Jonathan Cape
Date: 2002
Production (role):
BODIES
Company:
Jonathan Cape

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): BODYGUARD
    Company: World Productions / BBC1
    Project details: Starring Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden.

    Received the highest launch viewing figures for any new drama across all UK channels since 2006.
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): LINE OF DUTY IV
    Company: World Productions / BBC1
    Project details: Fourth series.
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): LINE OF DUTY III
    Company: World Productions/ BBC2
    Project details: Third series.
    Nominated for RTS Best Drama, RTS Best Drama Writer
    Keeley Hawes won Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Wrote and directed single film.
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): CRITICAL
    Company: Hat Trick / Sky 1
    Project details: 13 x 60' medical series.
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): LINE OF DUTY II
    Company: World Productions / BBC2
    Project details: Second series.
    Won RTS Award for Best Drama Series and
    Freesat Award for Best Drama Series
    Won RTS Northern Ireland for Best Drama Series Nominated for BAFTA for Drama Series and for Drama Writer

  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): LINE OF DUTY
    Company: World / BBC2
    Project details: Nominated for BAFTA Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Writer
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): STRIKE BACK
    Company: Left Bank Pictures / Sky
    Project details: 4 part war drama.
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): FRANKENSTEIN
    Company: Impossible Pictures
    Project details: Wrote and directed.
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): BODIES - THE FINALE
    Company: Hat Trick Productions
    Project details: One off special.
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): BODIES II
    Company: Hat Trick Productions / BBC
    Project details: Also directed episodes 9 & 10
    Won RTS Award for Best Drama Series, was nominated for BAFTA Drama Series and RTS Best Drama Writer
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): BODIES
    Company: Hat Trick Productions / BBC
    Project details: Based on his novel.
    Won DGGB Drama 60, was nominated for BAFTA Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Series and RTS Best Drama Writer
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): THE LEGEND OF TAMWORTH TWO
    Company: Box TV / BBC1
    Project details: Single drama.
  • Date: 1999 - 2001
    Production (role): THE GRIMLEYS I, II & III
    Company: Granada / ITV
    Project details: Series creator, writer (20 eps), directed 7 eps.
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): INVASION: EARTH
    Company: BBC / US Sci-fi Channel
    Project details: Series creator, writer (all 6 episodes)
    Royal Television Society nominee, Best Visual Effects 1999
  • Date: 1994-1996
    Production (role): CARDIAC ARREST
    Company: World Productions / BBC
    Project details: Series Creator / Writer (all 27 eps)
    Writers’ Guild nominee, Best TV Drama 1994 & 1996
    Royal Television Society nominee, Best TV Drama 1994
    BAFTA (Scotland) nominee, Best TV Drama 1997
  • Date
    Publication (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): AMERICAN ADULTERER
    Company: Random House
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): ASCENT
    Company: Random House
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): PENGUIN EXPEDITION
    Company: Jonathan Cape
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): BODIES
    Company: Jonathan Cape
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