Mark Catley

Writer for television and theatre
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Mark is currently working on projects with both Hat Trick and The Forge. He has also recently written on the second series of Call The Midwife and E4 drama Youngers

Mark has consulted on the BBC's BAFTA award winning series Casualty and led the core story team as well as writing multiple episodes of the show. His personal credits include the two-parter that kicked off the relaunch of the show as well as Episode 25, Sex And Death, of which the The Times said that "the plotting was comparable to ER at its best." He was also on the core writing team for long-running BBC series Eastenders.

Following this, Eggbox, created by Mark and Tom Bidwell was commissioned for a pilot for BBC Three with Jamie Thraves as director and produced by Hat Trick. 

Mark also writes for the stage. His plays Crap Dad, Scuffer and Sunbeam Terrace, and Sherlock Holmes- The Best Kept Secret were produced at West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 2012 West Yorkshire Playhouse produced Mark's critically acclaimed adaptation of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging. Mark has also worked with young playwrights' groups as a tutor and mentor.





2 x 30
Creator Benjamin Kuffuor
Producer Luke Alkin
Drama about two school children who start a grime crew.
Big Talk Productions for Channel Four
In development
Creator Heidi Thomas
Producer Hugh Warren
Director China Moo-Young
  • Jessica Raine
  • Miranda Hart
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Pam Ferris
    The second series about a group of midwives based in East London in the 1950s.
    Neal Street Productions for BBC One
    Casualty: multiple episodes
    Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Continuing Drama in 2007, 2009 and 2010
    19 x 60'
  • Susan Cookson
  • Jane Hazelgrove
  • Simon McCorkindale
  • Suzanne Packer
    Mark has been lead writer and a consultant producer on the BBC's popular flagship medical drama since 2007, during which time the show has been BAFTA nominated three times
    BBC for BBC1
    Producer Lucy Raffety
    Director Paul Murphy
  • Matt Bardock
  • Tristan Gemmill
  • Hasina Haque
  • Steven Miller
    Feature length opening episode of Series 25 of BBC1's prime time medical drama set in a hosptial emergency ward
    BBC for BBC1
    Producer Keith Boak
    Director Keith Boak
  • Matt Bardock
  • Tristan Gemmill
  • Jane Hazlegrove
  • Suzanne Packer
    BBC1's popular long running hospital drama
    BBC for BBC1
    6 x 30'
    Sit com co-written with Tom Bidwell set in a children's cancer ward
    Hat Trick
    Producer Pamela Hansson
    Director Jamie Annett
    Holby City
    1 x 60'
    Producer Myar Craig
    Director Fraser Macdonald
    BBC1's weekly hospital drama
    1 x 30'
    Producer Erika Hossington
    Director Jeremy Smith
    BBC1's long running day-time drama set in a GP practice.
    BBC for BBC1
    Original comedy drama about two gay couples who decide to have children
    Great Meadow for Channel 4
    Casualty: Series 22, Episode 25
    Episode 25 'Sex and Death' series 22 nominated for a BAFTA in 2009
    1 x 60'
    Producer Anne-Louise Russell
  • Tristan Gemmill
  • Simon McCrokindale
  • Suzanne Parker
  • James Redmond
    Writer of multiple episodes of the BBC's long running hospital drama, his episode for Series 22 was nominated for a BAFTA
    BBC for BBC1




    Creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Producer Bronia Buchanan
    Director Nikolai Foster
    Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth is live on stage, in a gripping, brand-new case written by Mark Catley.
    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Creator Louise Rennison
    Producer Elinor Lloyd
    Director Ryan McBryde
  • Margaret Cabourn-Smith
  • Rachel Caffrey
  • Mabel Clements
  • Edward Green
    A new stage adaptation of the "Queen of Teen" Louise Rennison's Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicolson 
    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Director Alex Chisholm
    Original full length play, Danny has to pay off his debts by the evening or have his legs broken
    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Opera North
    Original full length play, Paul and Marie had a baby as teenagers, doubting his fitness to be a parent a grown up Paul prepares to meet his child
    West Yorkshire Playhouse
    Director Alex Chisholm
  • Ron Blass
  • Mick Martin
  • Dorian Smith
  • Sally Walsh
    Original full length play, premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse
    West Yorkshire Playhouse



    Car 5
    1 x 45'
    Director Nadia Molinari
  • Catherine Breeze
  • Nicky Evans
  • Kelli Hollis
  • Eileen O'Brien
    John is a Leeds cab-driver, it seems that every fare he picks up today confirms that relationships don't work out, but will his third fare change his mind?
    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    1 x 60'
    Director Polly Thomas
  • Rob Pickavance
  • Lia Williams
    Original play about a reformed heroin addict trying to improve the estate where she lives
    Production Company BBC Radio 4