Lisa won her first TV commission in 2001 on FAT FRIENDS. She was shortlisted for a Best New Writer BAFTA for her episode. She then joined the EMMERDALE writing team for three years before heading off to write for NEW TRICKS, winning the RTS Yorkshire Best Writer award for one of her episodes. Since then she has written for WATERLOO ROAD, ROBIN HOOD and MIDSOMER MURDERS.
In the theatre, he is also the co-producer of SLUNG LOW SHORTS an annual week of theatre showcasing new short plays by TV writers directed and performed by emerging talent in West Yorkshire. She has also written four plays for the Manchester theatre show that inspired SL Shorts, the hugely successful JB SHORTS. Some of those shorts plays have been performed by Bite Size Theatre Company in London, Brighton and on the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2015, she wrote a play with music to celebrate the Rugby World Cup. RUGBY SONGS was produced by Slung Low Theatre Company and DepArts and toured Rugby Union Clubs throughout Yorkshire.
2004 Bitter Pill – BBC Radio 4
60 minute play broadcast, starring Lesley Sharp.
2003 Class of ’81 – BBC Wales
Commissioned to write extended treatment for 6 part TV adaptation of a Joanne Harris short story.
First Flight – Screenhouse Productions/PAWS
Development contract for single drama
BBC Radio 4/PAWS
development contract to work on radio proposal
BBC Drama Serials – New Writing Initiative course to develop two
part serials for BBC 1.
2001 Fat Friends Series 2 – Rollem Productions/Tiger Aspect/YTTV
1 x 60 minutes episode broadcast October 2002
2000 Choices – a series of comedy sketches for a video installation at The International Centre for Life featuring personalities such as Alan Shearer, Meera Syall, Liza Tarbuck and Ant & Dec
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