Katie Douglas

Playwright and writer for film, television and radio

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Biography

Katie is a prize-winning scriptwriter whose work has spanned drama and comedy both here and in the States. 

She is a core member of the Eastenders writing team and previous credits include Waterloo Road, Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Holby City.

As a playwright, she has worked with a number of theatres including Liverpool Everyman, the RSC, Paines Plough, Soho and The Royal Exchange. She was awarded the Frank Deasy Award in 2013.

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TV

Creator & Writer

Producer Emma Strain
 

Comedy script commission currently in development with BBC

BBC
In Development
 
Producer Emma Strain
 
Original BBC in-house comedy
BBC for BBC1
 
Producer Jemma Rogers
 
Original studio sitcom commision
Brown Eyed Boy for BBC 1
 
 
Original drama production in development
Ecosse
 
 
Original drama series treatment under option and pilot script commissioned
Big Tree Productions
In development
 

Writer

Producer Mark Jarvis
 

A new kids/teen series currently in development for Disney UK. 

Disney
 
 
Lime Pictures
In Development
 
 
The Foundation for CBBC
 
 
BBC1
 
 
Talkback Thames for CBBC
 
 
Second series of popular children's show about the irrepresible Sadie J
BBC for CBBC
 
Sadie J
1 x 30'
 
Comedy following thirteen year old Sadie Jones as she solves the problems of those around her, including her single dad
BBC for CBBC
 
 
Teen thriller based on a novel by Jeri Smith Ready
ABC Family, USA
 
 
BBC
 
Producer Rosemary McGowan
Director Ed Bye
Starring
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Dani Harmer
  • Celia Imrie
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst
  •  
    Sitcom following a jack-of-all-trades who lives with his ex-wife's mother
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
     
    Original comedy-drama series treatment under option
    Hat Trick
    In development
     
     
    Original comedy drama series treatment under option
    Talkback Thames
    In development
     
     
    Commissioned to write pilot script for comedy series
    BBC
    In development
     
    Producer Kerry Appleyard
    Director Simon Hook
     
    Childrens spi-fi adventure series following three secondary school pupils, Blane, Daisy and Rose, who work as undercover spies.
    Kudos Film and Television Ltd for BBC1
     
     
    Commissioned to tablewrite for Series 8 and 9
    DLT Entertainment for BBC
     
    Neon Candy
    13 x 4'
     
    Writer of 13 episode online drama series
    Hat Trick
     
     
    Commissioned to write script for original comedy series ideas
    BBC
    In development
     
    Decades
    1 x 60'
     
    Commissioned to write original script
    BBC
    In development
     
    Producer Daran Little
     
    Mersey Television
     
     
    Commissioned to storyline and develop childrens series
    Prism Entertainment
    In development
     
     
    Commissioned to write original script
    Feelgood Fiction
     
    Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
    Starring
  • Billie Piper
  •  
    The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV
     
    Producer Jamie Rix
    Director Nick Wood
    Starring
  • Kate Binchy
  • Susannah Doyle
  • Natalie Kemp
  • Jonathan Mason
  •  
    Award-winning children's series about an angry young man
    CBBC for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • James Dreyfus
  • Emily Joyce
  • Geraldine McNulty
  • Hugh Dennis
  •  
    Sitcom which follows the antics of dim-witted superhero "Thermoman"
    Big Bear Films for BBC1
     
    Producer Mia Jupp
     
    CBBC
     
    Producer Kenton Allen
    Starring
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Greg Wise
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Clive Russell
  •  
    Sitcom about a twenty-something single woman who works as a secretary on the lookout for the man of her dreams.
    Rude Boy Productions
     
     
    Original comedy series optioned by BBC
    BBC
    In development
     
     
    Original comedy series optioned
    Big Bear Films
    In development
     
     
    Original comedy idea optioned
    Channel 5
    In development
     
    Starring
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Chris Oliver
  • Clive Russell
  •  
    Comedy about a young PA who struggles to find contentment at work, in love and with her family
    Rude Boy Productions for BBC1
     
     
    Original comedy series idea optioned
    BBC
    In development
     
     
    Headstrong Pictures for BBC One
     
    Starring
  • Alec Newman
  • Heather Peace
  •  

    Popular series set in a tough inner-city school

    Shed Productions for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Elizabeth Berrington
  • Eva Pope
  • Sarah Jane Potts
  • Steven Waddington
  •  
    Popular drama series set in a tough inner-city comprehensive
    Shed Productions for BBC1
     
     

    Katie has written 7 episodes for Holby City 

    BBC for BBC One
     

    Writer & Creator

    Producer Alison Carpenter
     
    Drama Commission
    Working Title Television
    In Development
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    New plays to mark the 40th Ann. of Paines Plough with plays by Katie, Robin French & Nick Payne. 

    Production Company Paines Plough
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
     
    The Great Escape
    1 x 45'
    2005
    Director Gaynor McFarlane
    Starring
  • Julie Austin
  • Simon Donaldson
  • John Paul Hurley
  •  
    Afternoon play
    Production Company BBC Radio Scotland
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Theatre

    Writer

    Producer Anthony Banks
     

    Part of Connections Plays for 2015 

    National Theatre
     
     
    The Bruntwood Hub will be led by multi-award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, who will mentor, support and inspire 7 of the most innovative, critically acclaimed playwrights from across the North who have not yet written for larger theatre spaces, over an initial period of 10 months.
    Royal Exchange Theatre
     
    Producer Paines Plough & Oran Mor
     
    Part of the Play, Pie and A Pint season
    Paines Plough
     
    Director Paul Robinson
    Starring
  • Natalie Casey
  • Michelle Newell
  •  
    Tristan Bates Theatre
     
     
     
    Director Matthew Lloyd
    Starring
  • Eve Dallas
  • Simon Donaldson
  • David Jenkins
  •  
    Play about a relationship falling apart in Scotland
    Everyman Liverpool
     
     
     

    Film

    Writer

     
    Vertigo Films
    In Development
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Writer in Residence at BBC Scotland for six months starting summer 2013
     
     

    Resident playwright at Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and Liverpool Everyman

     
     
    Katie is also a writer in the BBC Drama Academy