Linton Chiswick

Writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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.


Emmerdale: Multiple Episodes 26 x 30'
Yorkshire Television for ITV
Producer Gavin Blyth
Writer Linton Chiswick
Starring Patrick Mower, Sophie Powles, Natalie J Robb, Adam Thomas & James Thornton

ITV1's long running drama set in the Yorkshire Dales

Shed Productions for BBC
Producer Sharon Channer
Director Jonathan Fox Bassett
Writer Linton Chiswick
Starring Tom Chambers, Jenna Louise Coleman, Angela Griffin, Eva Pope & Shannon Flynn

Returning BBC1 drama set in a London comprehensive school

Initial for BBC1
Writer Linton Chiswick
Starring James Ashcroft, Pax Baldwin, Holly Bodimeade, Lara Custance & Halaifonua Finau

BBC children's drama set on the South Pacific island of Rarotonga

Tiger Aspect for Channel 4
Producer Rhonda Smith
Writer Linton Chiswick
Starring Jonas Armstrong, Gillian Bevan, Daon Broni, Vicky Hall & Ursula Holden Gill

Channel 4's hit drama about young teachers at a Bristol comprehensive school

Atomic Feature

In development  
Writer Linton Chiswick

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

Function at the Junction Feature
Momentum Pictures / Northern Soul Productions
In development
Writer Linton Chiswick

Screenplay based on Justin McCardle's short film

Patrick Robertson: A Tale of Adventure Feature
Litmus Films for The Film Council
In development
Writer Linton Chiswick

A satire about the inner life pf a travelling salesman, David MacKenzie attached to direct

School Run Feature
Ruby Films for Film 4
In development
Writer Linton Chiswick