Writer for television

Ben began his career on Sky One’s cult drama Dream Team where, after three seasons as a writer, he progressed to Series Producer and Executive Producer. 

Ben has gone on to show-run Big Light series Ransom, having also written on ITV series Marcella, the second season of Transporter for Atlantique Productions, and international cop show Crossing Lines previously. Ben has also worked on shows such as The MusketeersHunted and The Paradise, while developing his various original projects with independent production companies and BBC in-house.

In August 2013 Ben took up a role as a lecturer on 'Serial Eyes'; a Berlin-based postgraduate course for industry professionals from all over Europe, focused on honing script-writing and production skills, particularly within a writer's room system.

Most recently he has been commissioned by ITV to write Dark Heart and Environment.




1 x 60'


Route 24 Ltd
In development
2 X 60
Producer Ben Schiffer
Director Erik Canuel
  • Luke Roberts
  • Drama Series

    Big Light Productions for CBS
    1 x 60'
    Producer Andrew Woodhead
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky

    Dark crime serial created by Hans Rosenfeldt

    Buccaneer Media for ITV
    Producer Rick McCallum
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Goran Visnijic
  • Tom Wlaschiha
  • Pan-European police drama

    TF1 Productions for Sat 1 and Sony AXN
    3 x 60'

    Adaptation of crime thriller novel by Emma Kavanagh

    Euston Films for ITV
    In development
    Producer Jan Bennemann
    Director Erik Canuel
  • Chris Vance
  • Action series 

    Atlantique Productions for M6, HBO Canada, TNT, Netflix
    Drama serial set in London 2049 – a utopia that quickly unravels
    Original treatment
    Producer Katrin Goetter

    Set in the Wild West during the Gold Rush, one woman’s battle against impossible odds to get her son back

    Real Film Berlin
    In development
    Creator Bill Gallagher

    Period drama

    BBC for BBC1
    Creator Adrian Hodges
    Producer Colin Wratten
    Director Andy Hay


    BBC in-house for BB1
    Creator Frank Spotnitz
  • Melissa George
  • Drama

    Kudos for BBC One
    Producer Lucy Allan

    Long-running soap. Executive Producer Tony Wood

    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
  • Rob Kazinsky
  • Alison King
  • Luke Mably
  • Ramon Tikaram
  • Drama based around fictional Premiership football club.

    Hewland International for Sky One
  • Chris Brazier
  • Philip Brodie
  • Leigh Cranston
  • Danny Husbands
  • Drama

    Hewland International for Sky One

    Executive Producer

    Hewland International for Sky One

    Writer & Creator


    Route 24 Ltd
    In development
    1 x 60'
    Drama serial. Our hero discovers a dark secret behind a
    New York investment bank
    Spec pilot

    Comedy / drama serial. A junior doctor with behavioural problems discovers his vocation is to be a drug dealer

    Spec script


    Executive Producer

    Lecturer at Berlin Film School, Europe’s first postgraduate 9-month full time programme focused on serial drama writing and production

    Lecturer, Met Film School, Ealing Studios