Linton Chiswick

Writer for film and television
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Biography

Linton Chiswick started out as a jazz editor on Time Out magazine and went on to write on a range of topics for, among others, the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times and The Evening Standard.

He wrote his first screenplay in 1999 and has since been commissioned by Ruby Films, Film Four and Momentum Pictures. Linton also writes for television, penning episodes of Tiger Aspect's hit comedy Teachers, Shed's long running series Waterloo Road and Endemol's teen drama Paradise Cafe. Currently Linton is part of the writing team on ITV's long-running series Emmerdale and has written multiple episodes.

Linton presents programmes for BBC Radio 3 and is the author of a highly successful property blog, as well as running a personal blog with his news and views.

CV

Film

Writer

 
Dark comedy set in a heightened version of suburban Manchester in 1979

In development
 
 
Film 4
Ruby Films
In development
 
 
A satire about the inner life of a travelling salesman. 
The Film Council
Litmus Films
In development
 
 
Screenplay based on Justin McCardle's short film
Momentum Pictures / Northern Soul Productions
In development
 

TV

Writer

Teachers
1 x 60'
Producer Rhonda Smith
Starring
  • Jonas Armstrong
  • Gillian Bevan
  • Daon Broni
  • Vicky Hall
  •  
    Channel 4's hit drama about young teachers at a Bristol comprehensive school
    Tiger Aspect for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • James Ashcroft
  • Pax Baldwin
  • Holly Bodimeade
  • Lara Custance
  •  
    BBC children's drama set on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga
    Initial for BBC1
     
    Producer Sharon Channer
    Director Jonathan Fox Bassett
    Starring
  • Tom Chambers
  • Jenna Louise Coleman
  • Angela Griffin
  • Eva Pope
  •  
    Returning BBC1 drama set in a London comprehensive school
    Shed Productions for BBC
     
    Producer Gavin Blyth
    Starring
  • Patrick Mower
  • Sophie Powles
  • Natalie J Robb
  • Adam Thomas
  •  
    ITV1's long running drama set in the Yorkshire Dales
    Yorkshire Television for ITV