Lisa Holdsworth

Lisa’s TV writing career started with a 50-minute stand-alone episode for Fat Friends. She was then on the Emmerdale writing team for several years before going on to write numerous episodes of dramas including New Tricks, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders and Waterloo Road, as well as radio and stage work. She won the Writer of the Year award in the RTS Yorkshire Awards 2011 for her 90-minute opener for Series 4 of Waterloo Road. More recently she’s written episodes of Call the Midwife, James’ Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small and A Discovery of Witches. Her stage adaptation of Adelle Stripes’ novel Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile about the life of northern playwright Andrea Dunbar opened in 2019 to great acclaim and was included in the Observer critics’ review of the top 10 theatre shows of 2019.  She is also developing several original TV pilot scripts and treatments and is currently Chair of the WGGB.