Debbie produced television drama for many years, working with an impressive range of talent, before moving into a second successful career as a primary school teacher. She has now returned to producing drama, with a particular interest in children’s television, combining her knowledge and expertise from both sides of her career.
Directing: June 2017 Go Call the Angels / Camden Festival
Writing: Completing first draft of Prosper – dystopian teen novel
2000 – 03 Head of Drama, RDF Television
Recruited to set up and run drama department from scratch.
Built up a development slate for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 .
Executive Producer on all output.
1993 – 99 Television Drama Producer BBC/ITV
Freelance producer responsible for developing and producing mainstream drama serials
1992 -93 Script Editor, Granada Television
Worked with Jimmy McGovern and Paul Abbott
1989 – 92 Script Editor, BBC Drama Serials
On Michael Wearing’s development team, working with writers including Leigh Jackson, Andrew Davis and Catherine Johnson, as well as script editing a number of productions
Programme credits include:
Carla (Barbara Machin 2x 90 ITV )
Ella and the Mothers (William Gaminara 2 x 75 BBC1.)
Perfect (Susan Oudot, 2 x 90 ITV) (Broadcast Nomination)
Waking the Dead Series 1 (Barbara Machin, 6 x 60 BBC1)
Real Women Series 1 & 2 (Susan Oudot, BBC1) (3 x 60 and 4 x 60)
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (PD James, Ecosse/ITV). (6 x 90)
Screen Two (Philippa Gregory) (1×75)
Cracker Series 2 (Jimmy McGovern, Ted Whitehead. ITV 6 x 60 BAFTA winner)
The Mushroom Picker (Liane Aukin, RTS Winner) (3 x 60)
Goodbye Cruel World (Tony Marchant, BAFTA nomination) (3 x 60)