Katie Hims

Writer for radio, theatre and television
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Biography

Katie Hims writes for radio, stage and television. She has written on the BBC's long-running series Casualty as well as penning numerous radio plays, including her award winning debut, Earthquake Girl, which won the Richard Imeson Award 1998, and an adaptation of the best selling novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin. In 2010 Katie wrote a series of three new afternoon plays for Radio 4 called Lost Property which went on to win Best Audio Drama at the BBC Audio Drama Awards. Katie is also writing an original stage play for Clean Break Theatre Company.

Jeremy Mortimer, Executive Producer at BBC Radio Drama said of her, "Every so often, a writer appears on the scene who just takes your breath away....her work has never failed to make an impression."

CV

Radio

Writer

Lost Property
3 x 45
2011
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
     
    Betsy Coleman
    1 x 45'
    2010
    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
    1997
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Roberto Sultana
    45' Afternoon play
    1998
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Bangers and Mash
    6 x 30' Comedy series
    1999
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Children of the Suburbs
    Afternoon play for Radio 4's Child of Our Time season
    2000
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Lulu
    45' Afternoon Play
    2000
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Cops and Robbers
    45' Afternoon Play
    2001
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Tuesday is Library Day
    45' Afternoon Play
    2001
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Lila
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    2001
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    The Magpie Stories
    3 x15' Woman's Hour Dramas
    2002
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Football Stories for Girls
    5 x15' Woman's Hour Drama
    2002
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Man with a Travel Hairdryer
    Friday night play
    2002
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    The Disappearance of Shirley McGill
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    2003
     
    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
     
    Five Animals
    3 x 15'
    2005
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Call Waiting
    45' play
    2006
     
    Production Company Open University
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    The SOS Stories
    5 x 15' Woman's Hour Drama
    2006
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    A Room of her Own
    2 x 15'
    2006
     
    Production Company Pier Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    The Gunshot Wedding
    Winner of Writers Guild Radio Award for Best Drama 2009
    1 x 45'
    2006
    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
    2007
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Angel
    75' Orginal Play
    2007
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 3
     
    Phaethon's Story
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    2007
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    Kissing
    5 x 15'
    2008
    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
    2008
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    The Coolbag Baby
    1 x 1hr 15'
    2008
    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
    2008
     
    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
    The View from Here
    12' play
    2009
     
    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
    2009
     
    Five short plays inspired by real experiences of separation from listeners to Radio 4
    Production Company 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
     
    Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake
    45' Original Afternoon Play
    2009
    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
     

    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
     

    TV

    Writer

    Casualty
    3 x60'
     
    Long running BBC hospital drama
    BBC