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Jimmy McGovern

About Jimmy McGovern

Liverpool-born Jimmy McGovern has a formidable reputation for writing powerful dramas for the stage and screen, often based on real events or social issues. Jimmy’s writing credits read like a list of classic television. Having honed his skills working on Brookside, his major breakthrough came with Cracker, one of the best-loved UK TV shows of its time. Jimmy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Television Society in March 2018.

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • TIME SERIES 2
    • BBC
    • 3X60
    • TIME
    • BBC
    • 3 x 60′ / Winner: Best Mini Series, Best Actor for Sean Bean at BAFTAs 2022
    • MOVING ON Series II – XII
    • LA Productions for BBC1
    • Creator and Series Script Editor / Winner: Best Daytime Programme, Broadcast Awards, 2021
    • BROKEN
    • LA Productions for BBC1
    • 6 x 60’ / Creator and Writer
    • REG
    • LA Productions for BBC1
    • 1 x 90’
    • BANISHED
    • RSJ Films / See Saw for BBC 2
    • 7 x 60′ / Creator and Lead Writer
    • REDFERN NOW SERIES I, II & III
    • Blackfella Films – Australia
    • 6 x 60′ / Story Consultant
    • COMMON
    • LA Productions for BBC One
    • Nominated: TV Movie / Mini-Series, International Emmys 2015
    • THE ACCUSED II
    • RSJ Films for BBC1
    • Nominated: BAFTA Best Mini Series 2013 / Creator and Writer/Co-Writer
    • THE ACCUSED I
    • RSJ Films for BBC1
    • Winner: Best Drama Series, International Emmys 2011Creator and Writer /Creator and Writer/Co-Writer
    • THE STREET Series III
    • Granada / BBC1
    • Creator, Writer and Creative Consultant / Winner: Best Drama, International Emmys 2010 Winner: Best Drama Series, RTS Awards 2010 Nominated: Best Drama Series, BAFTA Awards 2010
    • MOVING ON
    • LA Productions / BBC
    • Series Executive Producer
    • THE STREET Series II
    • Granada / BBC1
    • Creator, Writer and Creative Consultant Winner: Best Drama Series, International Emmys 2007 Winner: RTS Award 2008 Winner: BAFTA for Best Drama Series 2008
    • CRACKER
    • Granada / ITV1
    • Nominated: Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Teleplay 2007 / 2 x 120’ special
    • THE STREET
    • Granada / Ch 4
    • Creator, Writer and Creative Consultant Winner: BAFTA Best Drama Series 2007
    • GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
    • BBC / Box TV
    • Winner: FIPA D’OR Grand Prize for Best Script, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor 2005 / 4-part mini-series
    • SUNDAY
    • Box TV and Gaslight / Ch 4
    • Winner: Prix Italia for Best TV Drama 2002 Winner: IFTA award for Best Single TV Drama 2003 Nominated: Emmy award for Best TV Movie 2002
    • LIAM
    • North South Productions / BBC Films
    • DOCKERS
    • Parallax / Ch 4
    • Nominated: BAFTA for Best Single Drama 2000 / Workshop with The Initiative Factory
    • THE LAKES Series I & II
    • Company Pictures / BBC
    • Nominated: BAFTA for Best Drama Serial 1998 Nominated: RTS award for Best Drama Serial 1998 / Creator, Writer and Creative Consultant
    • HILLSBOROUGH
    • Granada DocuDrama
    • Winner: The South Bank Show Award for Best Television Drama 1996 Winner: 3 BAFTAs including Best Single Drama 1996 Winner: RTS award for Best Single Drama 1997 Winner: WGGB award for best TV Play or Film 1997
    • GO NOW
    • BBC Screen Two
    • Winner: Prix Europa Prize for Best Television Film Winner: RTS award for Best Single Drama
    • HEARTS AND MINDS
    • Alomo / Ch 4
    • Winner: Prix Europa Prize for Best Drama Series Winner: RTS award for Best Series Drama
    • PRIEST
    • Winner: Michael Powell Award for Best British Film 1994 Winner: Peoples Award 1994 Toronto Film Festival 1995 Winner: International Critics Award Berlin Film Festival 1995 Nominated: Best British Film BAFTA 1995
    • Original feature film
    • CRACKER I, II & III
    • Granada
    • Winner: Best Movie or Miniseries, Best Actor and Best Director of a Movie or Miniseries for “To Say I Love You” at 16th Cable Ace Award 1995 Winner: BAFTA for Best Photography, Best Actor 1994 Nominated: BAFTA for Best Drama 1994 Winner: RTS Best Drama Series and Best Actor 1994 Winner: Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Drama Series 1993 Winner: WGGB Best Original Drama Series 1994
    • GAS AND CANDLES
    • BBC Scotland
    • Single
    • NEEDLE
    • BBC Films
    • Single / Winner: Samuel Beckett Award
    • EL CID Series I & II
    • Granada
    • TRAITORS
    • BBC
    • Single
    • HARD CASES
    • Central Television
    • BROOKSIDE
    • Approx. 80 eps

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • CARE
    • LA Productions for BBC1
    • 1 x 90’
    • ANTHONY
    • LA Productions
    • MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
    • BBC Films / Raging Star
    • HEART
    • Granada Films
    • Feature film
    • PATSY
    • Channel 4
    • Feature film commission

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE HUNGER
    • MYPT
    • Commission
    • TAIG
    • Liverpool Playhouse
    • Commission
    • TRUE ROMANCE
    • Liverpool Everyman
    • CITY ECHOES
    • Liverpool Playhouse
    • Main Stage
    • BLOCK FOLLIES
    • Liverpool Playhouse Studio
    • CAN’T PAY? WON’T PAY!
    • Liverpool Everyman

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BBC Radio 4