Linton Chiswick

Writer for film and television
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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.




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



1 x 60'
Producer Rhonda Smith
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patrick Mower
  • Sophie Powles
  • Natalie J Robb
  • Adam Thomas
    ITV1's long running drama set in the Yorkshire Dales
    Yorkshire Television for ITV