Mark Catley

Writer for television and theatre

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Between 2008 and 2014 Mark has consulted on the BBC's BAFTA award winning series Casualty and led the core story team as well as writing multiple episodes of the show. His personal credits include the two-parter that kicked off the relaunch of the show in September 2007 as well as Episode 25, Sex And Death, of which the The Times said that "the plotting was comparable to ER at its best." He was also on the core writing team for long-running BBC series Eastenders.

In 2011, Eggbox, created by Mark and Tom Bidwell was commissioned for a pilot for BBC Three with Jamie Thraves as director and produced by Hattrick.
Mark also writes for the stage. His plays Crap Dad, Scuffer and Sunbeam Terrace, were all Sherlock Holmes- The Best Kept Secret were produced at West Yorkshire Playhouse. In 2012 West Yorkshire Playhouse produced Mark's critically acclaimed adaptation of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging. Mark has also worked with young playwrights' groups as a tutor and mentor.
Mark recently wrote on the second series of Call The Midwife and E4 drama Youngers. Most recently, he has written an episode of the forthcoming BBC series The Interceptor and is developing original commissions for the Imaginarium and BBC Scotland.

 

CV

Theatre
Writer
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Producer Bronia Buchanan
Director Nikolai Foster
Writer Mark Catley

Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth is live on stage, in a gripping, brand-new case written by Mark Catley.

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Creator Louise Rennison
Producer Elinor Lloyd
Director Ryan McBryde
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Rachel Caffrey, Mabel Clements, Edward Green & Emily Houghton

A new stage adaptation of the "Queen of Teen" Louise Rennison's Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicolson 

Scuffer 2006
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Director Alex Chisholm
Writer Mark Catley

Original full length play, Danny has to pay off his debts by the evening or have his legs broken

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The Magpies of Laerton 2005
Opera North
Writer Mark Catley

Crap Dad 2004
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Writer Mark Catley

Original full length play, Paul and Marie had a baby as teenagers, doubting his fitness to be a parent a grown up Paul prepares to meet his child

West Yorkshire Playhouse
Director Alex Chisholm
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Ron Blass, Mick Martin, Dorian Smith, Sally Walsh & Gary Whitaker
, 1 women& 4 men

Original full length play, premiered at West Yorkshire Playhouse

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Television
Writer
Youngers 2 x 30
May 2012 to present
Big Talk Productions for Channel Four
In development
Creator Benjamin Kuffuor
Producer Luke Alkin
Director Anthony Philipson
Writer Mark Catley

Drama about two school children who start a grime crew.

Call The Midwife: Series 2 1 x 60
Mar 2012
Neal Street Productions for BBC One
In development
Creator Heidi Thomas
Producer Hugh Warren
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Jessica Raine, Miranda Hart, Jenny Agutter , Pam Ferris & Judy Parfitt

The second series about a group of midwives based in East London in the 1950s.

BBC for BBC1
Producer Lucy Raffety
Director Paul Murphy
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Matt Bardock, Tristan Gemmill, Hasina Haque, Steven Miller & Derek Thompson

Feature length opening episode of Series 25 of BBC1's prime time medical drama set in a hosptial emergency ward

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Eggbox 6 x 30'
2010
Hat Trick
Writer Mark Catley

Sit com co-written with Tom Bidwell set in a children's cancer ward

BBC for BBC1
Producer Keith Boak
Director Keith Boak
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Matt Bardock, Tristan Gemmill, Jane Hazlegrove, Suzanne Packer & Derek Thompson

BBC1's popular long running hospital drama

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BBC for BBC1
Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Tristan Gemmill, Simon McCrokindale, Suzanne Parker, James Redmond & Georgia Taylor

Writer of multiple episodes of the BBC's long running hospital drama, his episode for Series 22 was nominated for a BAFTA

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Casualty: multiple episodes 19 x 60'
2007 to present
BBC for BBC1
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Susan Cookson, Jane Hazelgrove, Simon McCorkindale, Suzanne Packer & Derek Thompson

Mark has been lead writer and a consultant producer on the BBC's popular flagship medical drama since 2007, during which time the show has been BAFTA nominated three times

Doctors 1 x 30'
2006
BBC for BBC1
Producer Erika Hossington
Director Jeremy Smith
Writer Mark Catley

BBC1's long running day-time drama set in a GP practice.

Eastenders 1 x30'
2006
BBC1
Producer Pamela Hansson
Director Jamie Annett
Writer Mark Catley

 
Gay Babies 2006
Great Meadow for Channel 4
Writer Mark Catley

Original comedy drama about two gay couples who decide to have children

Holby City 1 x 60'
2006
BBC1
Producer Myar Craig
Director Fraser Macdonald
Writer Mark Catley

BBC1's weekly hospital drama

Radio
Writer
Car 5 1 x 45' 2005
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Nadia Molinari
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Catherine Breeze, Nicky Evans, Kelli Hollis, Eileen O'Brien & Geoffrey Wilkinson

John is a Leeds cab-driver, it seems that every fare he picks up today confirms that relationships don't work out, but will his third fare change his mind?

 
Flutterby 1 x 60' 2004
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Polly Thomas
Writer Mark Catley
Starring Rob Pickavance & Lia Williams

Original play about a reformed heroin addict trying to improve the estate where she lives