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Russell T Davies



Bethan Evans

Russell T Davies was awarded the 2006 Dennis Potter Award at BAFTA for his writing services to television and an OBE in the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours list for services to drama. Russell was born in Swansea in 1963. A graduate of Oxford University, he completed the BBC Director’s course before becoming a TV producer. He started writing whilst working in the Manchester department of Children’s BBC and has gone on to create several award-winning series including Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, the revival of the classic British science fiction series Doctor Who, and the trilogy Cucumber, Banana and Tofu for which he won the BAFTA for Best Drama Writer and BPG Innovation Award in 2016. In 2015 Russell was awarded the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for his Outstanding Contribution to Writing. In 2017 Russell was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Edinburgh TV Festival and in 2019 was awarded the h100 award for the Television Broadcast Category. In 2019, Russell received a life time achievement award from Pink News and the Judges Award at the 2019 RTS North West Awards. In 2021, he also accepted an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Royal Television Society at the RTS Programme Awards. In addition to his television work, Russell also wrote the DOCTOR WHO novel DAMAGED GOODS.

IT’S A SIN (Red Production Company/Ch4) Current
Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
Winner of Banff World Media Festival Rookie Award – Programme of The Year 2021
Winner of Prix Italia for Best TV Drama 2021
Winner of Golden Nymph Award for Best Series  2021
Winner Best LGBTQ Show at The Dorian TV Awards- The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics 2021
Winner of Best TV Drama at The Venice TV Awards 2021
Winner at the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2021 in the Representation of LGBTQIA+, Scripted category.
Winner of Best Writer BAFTA Cymru Awards 2021
Winner of Broadcast Award for Best TV Series or Serial. Nominated for Best TV Moment, 2022
Winner RTS Awards Best Writer in the Drama category and Best Limited Series
Winner of Broadcast Press Guild Association Award for Best Writer and Best Drama Series
Nomination WGGB Awards, Best Long Form TV Drama 2021
Nomination BAFTA TV Awards Best Writer Award/Nominated Best Mini Series.
Nomination TV Choice Award for Best New Drama 2021
Nomination Independent Spirit Awards, Best New Scripted Series 2021

YEARS AND YEARS (Red Production Company/BBC) 2019
6 x 60′ Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
RTS North West Award – Best Drama Series

A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL (Blueprint Pictures/BBC) 2018
3 x 60′ Writer & Executive Producer, based on the bestselling book by John Preston. Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Hugh Grant.
Rose d’Or Award – Best Limited Series and TV Movie 2018
Broadcast News Awards – Drama of the Year 2018
Golden Globe Awards – Nomination for Best Television Limited Series and TV Movie 2018
Critics’ Choice Award – Nomination for Best Limited Drama Series 2018
USC Libraries Scripter Award- Best Television Adaptation 2018
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – Best Single Drama 2019
Primetime Emmy Award – Nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special 2019

Writer & Executive Producer, 1 x 90′ adaptation of Shakespeare’s play of the same name

CUCUMBER (Red Production Company/Ch4) 2015
Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
BAFTA – Best Drama Writer – 2016
Innovation Award for Cucumber/Banana/Tofu – Broadcasting Press Guild Awards – 2016

BANANA (Red Production Compant/Ch4) 2015
Creator, Writer & Executive Producer


Co-creator (with Phil Ford), Executive Producer
12 x 30′ series

TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY (BBC Wales/Starz/BBC America) 2011
Creator, Lead Writer & Executive Producer
10 x 60′ serial

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
5 x 60′

Creator, Writer & Executive Producer; all 5 series

TORCHWOOD (BBC Wales) 2006-2008
Creator, Lead Writer & Executive Producer; 2 series

DOCTOR WHO (BBC Wales) 2004-2009
Lead Writer, Executive Producer; 4 series + 8 Specials
BAFTA Cymru – Best Screenwriter – 2009
BAFTA Cymru – Best Screenwriter – 2007
BAFTA – Best Drama Series – 2006
“Industry Player of the Year” at the Edinburgh International Television Festival – 2006
BAFTA Cymru – Siân Phillips Award for Outstanding Contribution to Network Television – 2005

CASANOVA (Red Productions/BBC3) 2005
Writer, Executive Producer
3 x 60′ mini-series

MINE ALL MINE (Red Productions/ITV) 2004
Writer, Executive Producer
1 x 90′ & 4 x 60′ episodes

THE SECOND COMING (Red Productions/ITV) 2003
Writer, Executive Producer
2 x 90′
Nomination – Best Writer – RTS Awards – 2004

BOB & ROSE (Red Productions/ITV) 2001
Creator, Writer, Co-producer
6 x 60′ episodes
Best Writer of the Year – British Comedy Awards – 2001
Best Comedy Drama – British Comedy Awards – 2001

QUEER AS FOLK (Red Productions /C4) 1999
Creator, Writer, Co-producer; 2 series

THE GRAND (Granada/ITV) 1997-1998
Creator, Lead Writer
18 x 60′ episodes

Creator, Writer
6 x 25′ episodes

Creator, Writer
6 x 25′ episodes

Other television work includes LINDA GREEN, TOUCHING EVIL, THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR, SPRINGTIME and CHILDREN’S WARD (BAFTA Best Children’s Drama 1987)

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