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Vivienne Harvey

Writer

Vivienne’s first TV commission EIGHTEEN won an RTS Award in 2018. She wrote the final two episodes of Writers Guild Award winning radio drama STONE and her first single for Radio 4 PLAYING DEAD was shortlisted for the Tinniswood Award, both 2019.

Vivienne grew up in Glasgow and originally trained as an actor. She was selected for the prestigious Channel 4 Screenwriting Course in 2015 and the Screenskills/MediaXchange Advanced TV Drama Writing initiative 2017/18 – which culminated in a writers exchange in Los Angeles.

TELEVISION

KIN                                                                                                            In Development
Development
Original TV Drama
Silverprint Pictures

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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