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Paula Milne



Stephen Durbridge

BAFTA-award winning television and film screenwriter.


BLUE (Babycow) Current
Adaptation of John Sutherland’s memoir.

BLACK FRIDAY (Hera Pictures) Current
Television pilot exploring corruption and cheap labour in the clothing industry.

INFIDELITY (Storyworld Entertainment/Anonymous Content/Paramount) Current

PARASOMNIA (Lionsgate) Current
Original pilot

XX (New Pictures)
Television pilot in which women no longer need men to have children.

THE ZONE (Annonymous Content) Current
Original series about the global refugee crisis

FAKE (Warp) Current
Original series about the proliferation of ‘fake’ and engineered news.

THE POLITICIAN’S HUSBAND (Tristar/Daybreak Pictures) Current
US changed format version of Paula’s original BBC drama.

THE NANNY (Bad Wolf Productions/BBC) Current
Original series about a computer hacker undercover as a nanny.

THE SAME SKY (Rainmark Films/Ufa/ZDF) 2016
6-part original espionage thriller about families divided by the Berlin Wall. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, The Same Sky premiered at MIPcom in 2016 and transmitted on ZDF in 2017. It is now available on Netflix.

HIM (Mainstreet Pictures/ITV) October 2016
3 part drama about a teenage boy with supernatural abilities.

THE POLITICIAN’S HUSBAND (Daybreak Pictures) 2013
Starring David Tennant and Emily Watson

LEGACY (Slim Film & TV/BBC) 2013
Adaptation of Alan Judd’s cold war thriller directed by Pete Travis
Starring Carlie Cox, Romola Garai, Andrew Scott and Simon Russell Beale

6 part original series directed by John Alexander
Starring Sam Caflin and Claire Foy

Adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel
Starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Claire Foy
Directed by Richard Laxton

SMALL ISLAND (Ruby Films/AL Films/BBC Films) 2009
Adaptation of the Andrea Levy novel
Starring Ruth Wilson, Naomi Harris, Benedict Cumberbatch
Directed by John Alexander
Won an International Emmy
Won a Broadcast 2010 award

ENDGAME (Daybreak Pictures/ Channel 4) 2009
Won a George Foster peabody Award
Won the Grierson Trust Award for Best Drama Documentary
Nominated for a Prime Time Emmy for Best Made For TV Movie
Nominated for a RTS Award for Best Single Drama

WHATEVER IT TAKES (Twenty Twenty Productions/ITV) 2008

THE VIRGIN QUEEN (BBC productions/BBC1) 2006
BAFTA and Emmy nominated four-part drama based on the life of Queen Elizabeth 1st

SECOND SIGHT (Twenty Twenty Television/BBC1) 1999/2001
Mini-series and 6 part police series starring Clive Owen

THE FRAGILE HEART (Carnival/Channel 4) 1997
Award-winning trilogy about medicine

THE POLITICIAN’S WIFE (The Producers/Channel 4) 1995
Award winning three part political trilogy
Won BAFTA for Best Drama Serial
Won WGGB Award for Best Drama




SUDDEN FEAR (RKO Pictures/Frank Doelger) Current

LET ME COUNT THE WAYS (Bankside/Damien Jones) Current
Screenplay based on the life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I DREAMED OF AFRICA (Paramount) 2000

THE HOLLOW REED (Scala/Channel 4 Films) 1996

MAD LOVE (Touchstone Pictures) 1995
Starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O’Donnell

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