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Vivienne Harvey



Simon Blakey


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.


WATCHING YOU                                                   In Development
Adaptation of the bestselling Swedish crime thriller by Arne Dahl
TV Serial
Sid Gentle Films

HARLOTS III                                                        TX July 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

YEAR OF THE RAT                                               In Development
10 Part Drama Serial
Co-creator/Writer with Neil Lory
Carnival Films

SHELTER                                                                   In Development
Drama Serial
The Forge
Co-creator/Writer with Neil Lory

ECHOVILLE                                                             In Development
Crime Drama Serial set in the California Desert

CLINK                                                                         TX May 2019
Episode 4 ‘Cribs’
LA Productions for 5Star

THE INDIAN DETECTIVE                                     TX December 2017
Crime Drama set in Mumbai and Toronto
Finale Episode – 1 x 60′
Big Light Productions / Netflix
Exec. Producer Frank Spotnitz
Starring Russell Peters, Christina Cole, Anupam Kher & William Shatner

Winner – Golden Screen Award – Canadian Screen Awards 2019

MOVING ON VIII                                                    TX’d Nov. 2016
EIGHTEEN – 1 x 45′ Episode
Single drama for the series created by Jimmy McGovern
LA Productions for BBC1
Starring Rosie Cavaliero, Antonio Aakeel & Chris Gascoyne

RTS Award Winner – 2018
Critics’ Choice –
 The Sunday Times
‘…a timely depiction of immigration, bureacracy and humanity’ – Radio Times

ROTTENROW                                                             Pilot Script
Crime Drama Serial
Channel 4 – 4Screenwriting


PLAYING DEAD                                                         2018
Original Radio Dramaset in Iraq
BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari
Starring Nadia Emam, William Ash & Shaniaz Hama Ali

Shortlisted for the Tinniswood Award 2019
Critics’ Choice ‘Something quite different and much more profound.  Expect the unexpected‘   Radio Times

STONE – 5 Part Crime Serial                           TX 2020
First episode of the final series starring Hugo Speer as DCI Stone
BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari

STONE – 10 Part Serial                                       2018
Final two episodes of the crime drama starring Hugo Speer as DCI Stone
BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari & Gary Brown

STONE – Series Four, Five & Six                      2013-2016
Episodes for Danny Brocklehurst’s Manchester set crime drama
Guest stars: Gary Lewis, Leanne Best & Reece Noi
BBC Radio 4 – Producer Nadia Molinari

Pick of the week on Radio 4

MIND THAT CHILD                                              2014
Original Radio Comedy Drama
Starring 14 year-old BAFTA winner Daniel Kerr
BBC Radio Scotland – Producer Gaynor MacFarlane


HIDE & SEEK                                                             2014
Short Film about a Kurdish teenager in a war torn 90’s Iraq
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 in Sheffield
Vigo Film
Dir. Hugo Speer
Starring Josie Lawrence & Paul Barber
Winner: Best International Short – Williamsburg Independent Film Festival
Winner:  Best Short – Hull International Short Film Festival
16 Selections in the UK and at International film festivals
Television screenings in the USA, Europe and Canada

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