Furquan Akhtar

Writer for film and television

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Biography

Furquan is currently developing two original projects for the BBC including his comedy drama Thirst (Kudos) for BBC Three and his sitcom Keeping up with the Kinseys (Retort) for CBBC.

He is the winner of the BBC’s prestigious Alfred Bradley Bursary Award as well as a Broadcast “Hot Shot” and a Guardian Newspaper “One to Watch”. Prolific North named Furquan as one of the top writers in the North for 2017 and 2018.

After developing his editorial skills at Coronation Street and Hollyoaks; Furquan took the leap to pursue his own writing. He has written episodes for series five and six of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. He has also written two episodes for series four of CBBC’s hit teen drama Wolfblood, as well as writing on preschool shows for Cbeebies and Channel 5.

He has a passion for Radio Drama and has written two well received afternoon plays; Shamed and Brotherhood. He is currently writing his third play for BBC Radio 4.

Furquan was a “Writer in attachment” for the Box of Tricks Theatre Company and is currently developing his first stage play 30 Days.



CV

TV

Writer & Creator

 
Retort for CBBC
In Development
 
Producer Sarah Stack
 
Kudos
In Development
 
Producer Jo Combes
 
Lime Pictures
In Development
 
Producer Nana Hughes
 
Retort Productions
In Development
 

Writer

Producer Gert Thomas
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Producer Jon Hancock
 
Three Arrows Media for CBeebies
 
Producer Gert Thomas
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Producer Jonathan Wolfman
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Wissper
Wissper World
Producer Mellie Buse
 
Channel 5
 

Radio

Writer

Producer Gary Brown
 
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
 
Brotherhood
1 x 45'
2016
Producer Gary Brown
 
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4
 
Shamed
1 x 45'
2015
Producer Gary Brown
 

Alfred Bradley Award Play

Nominated for the Society of Authors’ Imison Award



Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4
 

Theatre

Writer

Producer Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
 
Box Of Tricks Theatre Company
 
Producer Suzanne Bell
 

In Development

Royal Exchange Theatre
 
Producer Elizabeth Newman
 

In Development

Bolton Octagon