Writer and Producer for television

Ben recently wrote and executive produced Young Wallander, the show he created for Yellowbird and Netflix about the formative experiences of the iconic detective Kurt Wallander.

Prior to this, Ben wrote and executive produced Devilsstarring Patrick Dempsey for Lux Vide and Sky Italia, a conspiracy thriller set in the world of high finance. 

Ben was the showrunner on Big Light series Ransom for CBS and TF1, based on a real life crisis negotiator. He also wrote on ITV series Marcella and Dark Heart, and BBC shows The MusketeersHunted and The Paradise.

Ben is equally at home writing alone from the shed at the bottom of his garden, or collaborating in a writers room. He is a core tutor at Serial Eyes, the Berlin-based postgraduate course for European professionals, that teaches how to be a showrunner in the American writers room system. 



Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Crime Drama

Yellowbird for Netflix

Writer & Executive Producer 

Financial Thriller

Yellowbird for SKY Italy

Writer & Co-Executive Producer 

2 X 60
Creator Frank Spotnitz
Producer Frank Spotnitz
Director Erik Canuel
  • Luke Roberts
  • Drama Series

    Big Light Productions for CBS

    Writer & Story Consultant 


    Black Spark Film & TV


    1 x 60'
    Creator Hans Rosenfeldt
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky

    Dark crime serial created by Hans Rosenfeldt

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

    TF1 Productions for Sat 1, Sony AXN
    Producer Frank Spotnitz
    Director Erik Canuel
  • Chris Vance
  • Action series 

    Atlantique Productions for M6, HBO Canada, TNT, Netflix
    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


    Director Rawson Marshall Thurber

    Book Adaptation

    Chernin Entertainment
    In Development
    Silverprint Pictures
    In Development
    Big Light Productions
    In Development



    Core Tutor 

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


    Lecturer in the BBC Writers Room Scheme


    Lecturer, Met Film School, Ealing Studios