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Katie Hims

Writer for radio, theatre and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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 May 2011
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jessica Dromgoole
Writer Katie Hims

A bittersweet history of relatives lost and found.

 
All the Blood in My Veins 1 x 45' Nov 2010
BBC for Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims
Starring Kaite Angelou, Alfie Browne-Sykes, Tyger Drew-Honey, Elaine Lordan & Shannon Tarbet

Original play commissioned for Children in Need week about a 14 year old girl who is her mothers carer

 
Betsy Coleman 1 x 45' Jul 2010
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Mary Peate
Writer Katie Hims
Starring Shannon Flynn, Ralph Ineson, Maxine Peake, Alison Petit & Benedict Wong

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

 
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A Small Piece of Silence 1 x 45' Jun 2010
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Susan Roberts
Writer Katie Hims
Starring David Bower & Maxine Peake

An original radio play written for the actor David Bower

 
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jessica Dromgoole
Writer Katie Hims
Starring Bruce Alexander, Daniel Cooper, Ewan Hooper, Neil Reynolds & Josh Swinney

Dramatisation of the classic children's novel by Eric Kastner

 
Five Wedding Dresses 5 x 15' 2009
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jessica Dromgoole
Writer Katie Hims

Radio 4 Woman's Hour dramas about brides preparing for their weddings.

 
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Forty Three, Fifty Nine: Wake 45' Original Afternoon Play 2009
Goldhawk Essential for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims
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

 
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Six Degrees of Separation 5 x 15' Woman's Hour Drama 2009
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

Five short plays inspired by real experiences of separation from listeners to Radio 4

 
The View from Here 12' play 2009
BBC World Drama
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Fact to Fiction 15' Original Play responding to the news stories of the week 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Kissing 5 x 15' 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jessica Dromgoole
Writer Katie Hims

Five original interlinked stories featuring kisses for Woman's Hour.

 
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Life of Penguins 45' Afternoon Play 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Coolbag Baby 1 x 1hr 15' 2008
BBC Radio 3
 
Director Kate Rowland
Writer Katie Hims
Starring Rachel Davies, Nicholas Gleaves, David Schofield, Sophie Stanton & Andrew Tiernan

An original play for Radio 3 about an abandoned baby.

 
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Angel 75' Orginal Play 2007
BBC Radio 3
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Captain Corelli 4 x 45' Adaptation of the novel by Louis de Bernieres 2007
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Phaethon's Story 45' Original Afternoon Play 2007
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
A Room of her Own 2 x 15' 2006
Pier Productions for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Call Waiting 45' play 2006
Open University for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Gunshot Wedding 1 x 45' 2006
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims
Starring Louis Dunsford, Tanya Franks, Ralph Ineson, Ashley Madekwe & Freddy White

Winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Radio Drama

 
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The SOS Stories 5 x 15' Woman's Hour Drama 2006
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Story of the Stone 2006
BBC World Service
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Five Animals 3 x 15' 2005
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Black Beauty 2004
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

Adaptation of classic children''s novel by Anna Sewell

 
Lessons in Psychic Awareness 2003
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Life with Lisa 2003
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Day we Caught the Train 2003
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Disappearance of Shirley McGill 45' Original Afternoon Play 2003
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Wild Lunch 2003
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Football Stories for Girls 5 x15' Woman's Hour Drama 2002
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Man with a Travel Hairdryer Friday night play 2002
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Magpie Stories 3 x15' Woman's Hour Dramas 2002
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Cops and Robbers 45' Afternoon Play 2001
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Lila 45' Original Afternoon Play 2001
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Tuesday is Library Day 45' Afternoon Play 2001
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Children of the Suburbs Afternoon play for Radio 4's Child of Our Time season 2000
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Lulu 45' Afternoon Play 2000
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Bangers and Mash 6 x 30' Comedy series 1999
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Roberto Sultana 45' Afternoon play 1998
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
The Earthquake Girl 45' Afternoon play 1997
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Katie Hims

 
Theatre
Writer
Billy The Girl Nov 2013
Clean Break
Writer Katie Hims

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.

Theatre West at The Alma Tavern, Bristol
Writer Katie Hims

Wild Lunch 2001
Paines Plough reading at The Bridewell
Writer Katie Hims

The Breakfast Soldiers 1998
Contact Theatre Studio, Manchester
Writer Katie Hims

Bill 1995
Contact Theatre Young Playwright's Festival
Writer Katie Hims

Television
Writer
Casualty 3 x60'
2006
BBC
Writer Katie Hims

Long running BBC hospital drama