Jed Mercurio’s most recent television series Bodyguard and Line of Duty have broken UK viewing records. Other credits include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Critical, Strike Back, Bodies, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. He is a winner of the Broadcasting Press Guild Award and a four-time nominee as Best Drama Writer for both the Royal Television Society and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain as well as being Emmy and Golden Globe nominated for Bodyguard. Jed is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine.
- DateProduction (role)CompanyProject details
- Date: 2018Production (role): BODYGUARDCompany: World Productions / BBC1Project details: Starring Keeley Hawes and Richard Madden.
Received the highest launch viewing figures for any new drama across all UK channels since 2006.
- Date: 2017Production (role): LINE OF DUTY IVCompany: World Productions / BBC1Project details: Fourth series.
- Date: 2015Production (role): LINE OF DUTY IIICompany: World Productions/ BBC2Project details: Third series.
Nominated for RTS Best Drama, RTS Best Drama Writer
Keeley Hawes won Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress
- Date: 2015Production (role): LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVERCompany: BBCProject details: Wrote and directed single film.
- Date: 2015Production (role): CRITICALCompany: Hat Trick / Sky 1Project details: 13 x 60' medical series.
- Date: 2014Production (role): LINE OF DUTY IICompany: World Productions / BBC2Project 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: 2012Production (role): LINE OF DUTYCompany: World / BBC2Project details: Nominated for BAFTA Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Series, RTS Best Drama Writer
- Date: 2010Production (role): STRIKE BACKCompany: Left Bank Pictures / SkyProject details: 4 part war drama.
- Date: 2007Production (role): FRANKENSTEINCompany: Impossible PicturesProject details: Wrote and directed.
- Date: 2006Production (role): BODIES - THE FINALECompany: Hat Trick ProductionsProject details: One off special.
- Date: 2005Production (role): BODIES IICompany: Hat Trick Productions / BBCProject 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: 2004Production (role): BODIESCompany: Hat Trick Productions / BBCProject 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: 2004Production (role): THE LEGEND OF TAMWORTH TWOCompany: Box TV / BBC1Project details: Single drama.
- Date: 1999 - 2001Production (role): THE GRIMLEYS I, II & IIICompany: Granada / ITVProject details: Series creator, writer (20 eps), directed 7 eps.
- Date: 1998Production (role): INVASION: EARTHCompany: BBC / US Sci-fi ChannelProject details: Series creator, writer (all 6 episodes)
Royal Television Society nominee, Best Visual Effects 1999
- Date: 1994-1996Production (role): CARDIAC ARRESTCompany: World Productions / BBCProject 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
- DatePublication (role)Company
- Date: 2009Production (role): AMERICAN ADULTERERCompany: Random House
- Date: 2007Production (role): ASCENTCompany: Random House
- Date: 2003Production (role): PENGUIN EXPEDITIONCompany: Jonathan Cape
- Date: 2002Production (role): BODIESCompany: Jonathan Cape