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Debbie Shewell



Katie Williams

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.


Producer:             Holby City / BBC

Script Editor:      Doctors / BBC

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)

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