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Vivienne Harvey

Writer

A Scottish writer with a sharp eye and a witty, moving take on life. Vivienne was selected for the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2015 and the High-end TV Levy/MediaXchange Advanced TV Writing initiative 2017/18 – which culminated in a writers exchange in Los Angeles.

Her first TV commission EIGHTEEN won an RTS Award in 2018.

Vivienne wrote the final two episodes of Writers Guild Award (2019) winning radio drama STONE. Her first single for Radio 4 PLAYING DEAD was shortlisted for the Tinniswood Award 2019.

 

TELEVISION

 

BADLANDS                                                                                                      In Development

Based on Swedish crime thriller ‘Watching You’ by Arne Dahl

TV Crime Drama Serial

Sid Gentle Films

 

DARK SIDE OF THE MIND                                                                                  In Development

Adaptation of Forensic Psychologist Kerry Daynes Autobiography

TV Drama Serial

Carnival Films

 

GENERATION F***ED                                                                              In Development

10 Part Drama Serial

Co-creator/writer with Neil K. Lory

Carnival Films

 

HARLOTS                                                                                                              TX August 2019

Series 3 Episode 5

Drama set in Georgian era London

Starring Samantha Morton, Liv Tyler, Lesley Manville, Alfie Allen & Danny Sapani

Monumental Pictures/Hulu

 

SHELTER                                                                                                           Treatment

Crime Drama Serial set in London

Co-creator/writer with Neil K. Lory

The Forge

 

ECHOVILLE                                                                                                      Treatment

Crime Drama Serial set in the California Desert

MediaXchange

CLINK

Episode 4 ‘Cribs’                                                                                                TX May 2019

LA Productions/Channel 5

 

THE INDIAN DETECTIVE                                                                                 TX December 2017
Crime comedy drama set in Mumbai and Toronto

Finale episode 1 x 60’

Starring Russell Peters, Christina Cole, Anupam Kher & William Shatner

Big Light Productions/CTV/Netflix

Winner – Golden Screen Award – Canadian Screen Awards 2019

 

MOVING ON VIII                                                                                                                      TX November 2016

EIGHTEEN – 1x 45’ Episode

Single drama for the series created by Jimmy McGovern

Starring Rosie Cavaliero, Antonio Aakeel & Chris Gascoyne

LA Productions for BBC1

RTS AWARD Winner 2018

Critics’ Choice, The Sunday Times

‘…a timely depiction of immigration, bureaucracy and humanity’ Radio Times

‘Heart-rending stuff’ The Times

 

ROTTENROW                                                                                       Pilot Script

Crime Drama set in Glasgow

Channel 4 – 4Screenwriting

 

RADIO

 

STONE – 5 Part Crime Serial                                                                  TX 2021

First episode of the final series starring Hugo Speer as DCI Stone.

BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari

 

PLAYING DEAD                                                                                              TX  2018

Original Radio Drama set in Iraqi Kurdistan

BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari

Starring Nadia Emam, William Ash, Shervin Alenabi & Shaniaz Hama Ali

Shortlisted for the Tinniswood Award 2019

Critics’ Choice – Radio Times

 

STONE – 10 Part Crime Serial                                                                 2018

Final two episodes of Manchester set crime drama starring:

Hugo Speer, Christine Bottomley, Jill Halfpenny and Kieran O’Brien

BBC Radio 4 – Producers Nadia Molinari & Gary Brown

Winner – Best Radio Drama – Writers Guild Awards 2019

Finalist – BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019

 

STONE – Series Four, Five & Six                                                                        2013-2016

Episodes for Danny Brocklehurst’s crime drama

Guest stars: Gary Lewis, Matthew McNulty, Leanne Best & Reece Noi

BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari

Pick of The Week – Radio 4

 

MIND THAT CHILD                                                                                            2014

Original Radio Comedy Drama

Staring 14 year-old BAFTA winner Daniel Kerr

BBC Radio Scotland – Producer Gaynor MacFarlane

 

FILM

 

HIDE & SEEK                                                                                                             2014

Short Film about a Kurdish teenager during the 1990’s Iraq war

Supported by the Kurdish Regional Government

Pirmam Productions, Director: Namak Khoshnaw

‘Strikingly accomplished’ – Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

 

MAM                                                                                                                2010

Short Film about a child-headed family, set in Sheffield (Vigo Films)

Director: Hugo Speer

Starring: Josie Lawrence, Ronan Carter, Tisha Merry & Paul Barber

 

Winner: Best International Short – Williamsburg Independent Film Festival

Winner: Best Short – Hull International Short Film Festival

16 Selections in UK and International film festivals

TV screenings in USA, Europe & Canada. Distributor: Shorts International

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