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Nick Warburton has written novels and scripts for stage, television and radio. He has run courses on writing in this country, in West Africa for the British Council, and in the Middle East for the World Service. He is on the Radio Committee of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain.
Among more than eighty radio plays are Conversations from the Engine Room (joint-winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award in 1985), A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award in 1993), and Witness a 5-part adaptation of St Luke which won the Sandford St Martin Award for 2009. He created the original drama series On Mardle Fen. Warwick Hedges, from this series, was chosen as one of "20 memorable characters from the last 20 years" in Radio 4's Character Invasion (2014). Beast was the winner of the 2005 Tinniswood Award for best radio play. Setting A Glass was short-listed for the Tinniswood Award in 2011. In April 2012, BBC Radio 4 aired Nick's original series The People's Passion every day during Easter week.
Easter Diaries, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, won a Jerusalem Award in 2012 and, with Christmas Diaries, was nominated for an Audio and Music Award, a Sony Award and a Sandford St Martin Award.
Among his children's books are Ackford's Monster and Lost in Africa. He has written scripts for Doctors, Holby City, Born and Bred and EastEnders. A number of plays, including Touch Wood and Smoking Gun, were premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. His stage version of Brian Viner’s Tales of the Country toured successfully in 2010 by Pentabus. It was revived in 2011. He is a patron of the Cambridge group Bawds who presented his adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop in December 2013.
Nick was thrilled to be a guest interviewee on Test Match Special during their 50th Anniversary Celebrations.