Lisa Holdsworth

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.


Yorkshire



Georgina Ruffhead
David Higham Associates
7th Floor, Waverley House
7–12 Noel Street
London W1F 8GQ

Switchboard: 020 7434 5900

Email: dha@davidhigham.co.uk

2016

Phyllis – Greenacre
Treatment commissioned

2015

Midsomer Murders – Bentley Productions/ITV
1 x 80 minute script commissioned

The Clifton Chronicles – Duchess Productions
Development work and treatment commissioned

Slung Low
Play commissioned to mark rugby festival in Leeds

2014

Yamas – Lime Pictures
1 x 60 minute pilot script commissioned based on original format (co-owned with Kin Tserkezie)

2013

Northern Circuit – ITV Studios
Treatment and pilot script commissioned

On the Edge – Bentley Productions
Treatment commissioned

Midsomer Murders – Bentley Productions/ITV
1x 80 minute script commissioned

Midsomer Murders – Bentley Productions/ITV
1 x 80 minute script broadcast

2012-13

In Season – BBC TV
Series bible and pilot script commissioned

Jenny – ITV Studios
Treatment for original series commissioned

Baggage – ITV Studios
Treatment for original series commissioned

Yamas – Lime Pictures
Treatment commissioned (co-written)

2011 New Tricks Series 9 – Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned

Going to Extremes – Re: Play Contact Theatre
Short play produced at Re:Play Festival following its critically acclaimed outing at JB Shorts

2010-2011 The Change – Horn Brothers/ITV
Series treatment and script commissioned

2010 Obesity Kills
Original spec 60 min script

New Tricks Series 8 – Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned

Deliverence – Company Pictures
Commissioned to work on new team written drama

Insecurity – YoYo Media
Extended treatment commissioned

New Tricks series 7 Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x 60 minute full rewrite commissioned

2009 New Tricks series 7 – Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned

Waterloo Road series 6 – Shed/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned – series opener

Waterloo Road series 5 – Shed/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned

Suits – Plain Vanilla
Treatment commissioned

BBC North Drama Residency
Invited to attend

2008 New Tricks series 6 – Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x episode re-write

Notorious – Tiger Aspect
Commissoned to write treatment

Robin Hood series 3 – Tiger Aspect/BBC
1 x 45 minute episode commissioned
1 x episode re-write

2007-2008 Waterloo Road series 4 – Shed/BBC
1 x 90 minute series opener
2 x 60 minute episodes

2007 New Tricks – Wall to Wall/BBC
1 x 60 minute script commissioned

Blue Murder – ITV
Treatment for 90 minute script commissioned

Waterloo Road series 3 – Shed/BBC
4 x 60 minute scripts commissioned

2006-2007 Trapped – Wall to Wall/BBC
Commissioned to write original pilot

This Monstrous Regiment – BBC Scotland
Commissioned to develop 6 x 30 min comedy series

New Tricks – Wall to Wall/BBC
2 x 60 minute scripts commissioned

Obesity Kills – BBC TV
Treatment commissioned for stand alone horror strand

2005 New Tricks – Wall to Wall/BBC
2 x 60 minute scripts commissioned

2003-2005 Emmerdale Yorkshire TV/ITV
Core writer, 40 episodes commissioned

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

Television, Theatre

Over 50.