Christopher Reason

Chris was born in Australia (he has dual nationality), raised in North London but has lived in Yorkshire for almost his entire adult life.

He’s been a full-time professional writer since 1988, first in radio (his work has won a Writers’ Guild award along with two Sonys) before moving into television.

He’s now been a core writer on EastEnders since 1993 (over two hundred scripts), but has taken several breaks during that time to work for other long-running serials and to retain his enthusiasm for radio drama.

His best work usually explores psychologically complex relationships both at home and the workplace. It tends to deal with serious contemporary social and political issues, but Chris is firmly of the belief that such work finds its biggest and most attentive audience when the scripts are sharp, funny and above all, entertaining.