Furquan Akhtar

Writer for film and television

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Biography

Furquan is the winner of the BBC’s prestigious Alfred Bradley Bursary Award (2013-14) as well as a Broadcast “Hot Shot” (2014) and a Guardian Newspaper “One to Watch” (2012). Furquan is also part of Channel 4’s “Commissioning Network” (2016-17) and Prolific North named Furquan as one of the top writers in the North (2017).

After developing his editorial skills at Coronation Street and HollyoaksFurquan took the leap to pursue his own writing. Furquan has recently written an episode for series 5 of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground and is currently developing series 6; as well as working on a new show for CBeebies. He has also written two episodes for series four of CBBC’s hit teen drama Wolfblood.

Furquan is developing a comedy drama with Hat Trick Productions and a sitcom for Retort. He also has a passion for Radio Drama and has written two well received afternoon plays; Shamed and most recently BrotherhoodFurquan is also developing a stage play for the Bolton Octagon as well as being a “Writer in attachment” for the Box of Tricks Theatre Company.



CV

TV

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
 

Writer & Creator

Producer Nana Hughes
 
Retort Productions
In Development
 
Producer Paul Schlesinger and Tom Jordan
 
Hat Trick Productions
In Development
 

Radio

Writer

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 Suzanne Bell
 

In Development

Royal Exchange Theatre
 
Producer Elizabeth Newman
 

In Development

Bolton Octagon