Katie
Hims

Writer for radio, theatre and television

Katie is currently writing for The Globe Theatre’s Dark Night anthology. Previous stage work includes Billy the Girl for Clean Break at Soho Theatre and she has spent time on attachment to the National Theatre Studio. Since 2014 she has written for the radio series Home Front, including five seasons as lead writer. Other radio work includes Black Eyed Girls (winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Original Drama),  Lost Property (winner of the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Original Drama), The Gunshot Wedding (winner of The Writer’s Guild Best Original Radio Drama) and The Earthquake Girl  (winner of the Richard Imison Award). Radio Adaptations include The Martin Beck Killings  by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. She has also written for the long running television series Casualty.

CV

Radio

Writer

Black Eyed Girls
BBC Audio Drama Awards: Best Audio Drama

Poignant drama that follows separated twins, whose lives diverge and converge, in class, geography and happiness, across the last 60 years.


Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.


Production Company BBC Radio 4
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
Director Mary Peate
Starring
  • Claire Rushbrook
  • Out of the blue, Clare's husband goes missing leaving her alone with their seven year old son and a huge black dog to look after.


    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Jessica Dromgoole
    A bittersweet history of relatives lost and found.
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Starring
  • Kaite Angelou
  • Alfie Browne-Sykes
  • Elaine Lordan
  • Original play commissioned for Children in Need week about a 14 year old girl who is her mothers carer
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster Radio 4
    Director Mary Peate
    Starring
  • Shannon Flynn
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Maxine Peake
  • Alison Petit
  • Betsy Coleman signs up to do memory research for a bit of extra cash, but she finds that her memories are so vivid that revisiting her past becomes compulsive
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Susan Roberts
    Starring
  • David Bower
  • Maxine Peake
  • An original radio play written for the actor David Bower
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    The Earthquake Girl
    Winner of Richard Imerson Award
    45' Afternoon play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Roberto Sultana
    45' Afternoon play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Bangers and Mash
    6 x 30' Comedy series
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Children of the Suburbs
    Afternoon play for Radio 4's Child of Our Time season
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Lulu
    45' Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Cops and Robbers
    45' Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Tuesday is Library Day
    45' Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Lila
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    The Magpie Stories
    3 x15' Woman's Hour Dramas
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Football Stories for Girls
    5 x15' Woman's Hour Drama
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    The Disappearance of Shirley McGill
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Adaptation of classic children''s novel by Anna Sewell
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company Open University
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    The SOS Stories
    5 x 15' Woman's Hour Drama
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company Pier Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    The Gunshot Wedding
    Winner of Writers Guild Radio Award for Best Drama 2009
    1 x 45'
    Starring
  • Louis Dunsford
  • Tanya Franks
  • Ralph Ineson
  • Ashley Madekwe
  • Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Drama
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC World Service
    Captain Corelli
    4 x 45' Adaptation of the novel by Louis de Bernieres
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Angel
    75' Orginal Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 3
    Phaethon's Story
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Kissing
    5 x 15'
    Director Jessica Dromgoole
    Five original interlinked stories featuring kisses for Woman's Hour.
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Fact to Fiction
    15' Original Play responding to the news stories of the week
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    The Coolbag Baby
    1 x 1hr 15'
    Director Kate Rowland
    Starring
  • Rachel Davies
  • Nicholas Gleaves
  • David Schofield
  • Sophie Stanton
  • An original play for Radio 3 about an abandoned baby.
    Production Company BBC Radio 3
    Life of Penguins
    45' Afternoon Play
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Production Company BBC World Drama
    Director Jessica Dromgoole
    Radio 4 Woman's Hour dramas about brides preparing for their weddings.
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Six Degrees of Separation
    5 x 15' Woman's Hour Drama
    Five short plays inspired by real experiences of separation from listeners to Radio 4
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
    Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    Starring
  • Rachel Davies
  • John Lightbody
  • Claire Rushbrook
  • Poignant radio comedy drama telling the story of Jess's day trip to kiss her first-love goodbye
    Production Company Goldhawk Essential
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Director Jessica Dromgoole
    Starring
  • Bruce Alexander
  • Daniel Cooper
  • Ewan Hooper
  • Neil Reynolds
  • Dramatisation of the classic children's novel by Eric Kastner
    Production Company BBC Radio 4

    Theatre

    Writer

    Billy is trying to come to terms with her family’s betrayal after she made a mistake as a kid. She’s out looking for love where she last saw it; her mum is certain love has walked into her life again and her sister thinks love could still be found somewhere in the house. In this quirky, moving family elegy love never dies but sometimes, like Billy, it has to sleep in the caravan with Frank’s ashes and a bear costume.Clean Break work with women whose lives have been affected by the criminal justice system.

    Clean Break
    Bill
    Nominated for best new play by Manchester Evening News Radio
    Contact Theatre Young Playwright's Festival
    Contact Theatre Studio, Manchester
    Paines Plough reading at The Bridewell
    Theatre West at The Alma Tavern, Bristol

    Television

    Writer

    Casualty
    3 x60'
    Long running BBC hospital drama
    BBC