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Annalisa Dinnella



Emily Hickman

Annalisa Dinnella began her career as a producer and director of historical and current affairs documentaries.  Credits include GELDOF ON MARRIAGE for Channel 4 and WORLD WAR ONE IN COLOUR with Kenneth Branagh.  Her first radio play, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, for BBC Radio 4, was selected as The Radio Times Critic’s Choice and nominated at the 2016 BBC Audio Awards.  She has since been commissioned by Radio 4 to write SICK, another afternoon play, as well as ANNALISA IS AWKWARD, a personal piece of comedy journalism about awkwardness and disability.  Annalisa’s original feature screenplay, GIRL BAND, is optioned by Andy Paterson (THE RAILWAY MAN) and set to star Sheridan Smith.  Annalisa lives in London with her partner, two children and only five percent vision.


Original feature screenplay


THE DEAD DAD SHOW BBC Radio 3 / The Essay
Original drama starring Joseph Ayres, directed by Marc Beeby
TX: 11th June 2019
Sunday Times Culture Pick Of the Day (9th June 2019)

SICK Sweet Talk Productions/ BBC Radio 4
Original radio play starring Alison Steadman and Cariad Lloyd
TX: 22nd February 2019

Radio documentary
TX: 18th January 2019
Annalisa and comedians Jess Thom, Cariad Lloyd and Bethany Black try and fail to come to grips with the slippery social phenomenon that is awkwardness.

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH Sweet Talk Productions / Radio 4
Original radio play starring Tom Hughes and Susan Lynch
TX 6th November 2014
*Radio Times Critics Choice
*Nominated for Imison Award 2016 

DARK MATTERS Series 1 and 2 Wide-Eyed Entertainment / Discovery Channel
13 x 60’ drama-doc series
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