Paul Matthew Thompson

Writer for television, radio and film

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Biography

Paul Matthew Thompson is a TV writer and storyliner. He currently writes for Casualty, Holby City and Eastenders. He's written episodes for the war time drama Land Girls, and the popular adaptations of G K Chesterton's Father Brown stories for BBC One. He's been a core writer on Doctors, with 40 episodes commissioned to date, winning Best Storyline at the British Soap Awards 2009. He also graduated from the BBC Drama Writers Academy Course.

Paul worked as a programme associate at BBC Entertainment, and wrote for programmes such as The Weakest Link, Children in Need and Outtake TV. He has abridged over 40 books. 

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Television
Writer
Father Brown: Series 3 1 x 50'
2014
BBC Productions for BBC1
In development
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Third series of the BBC drama about a crime fighting priest

Father Brown: Series 2 1 x 50'
2014
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Jonathan Phillips
Director Ian Barber
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson
Starring Nancy Carroll, Sorcha Cusack, Anton Lesser, James Laurenson & Malcolm Storry

Second series of the drama about a crime fighting priest

Father Brown: Series 1 1 x 45'
2013
BBC for BBC1
Producer Ceri Meyrick
Director Ian Barber
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson
Starring Sorcha Cusack, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, Malcolm Storry & Mark Williams

RTS award winning episode for Best Drama/Fictional Programme

Casualty 2 x 60'
2011 to 2014
BBC for BBC1
Producer Oliver Kent
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Long running BBC hospital drama

Land Girls: Series 3 1 x 30'
2011
BBC Productions for BBC1
Director Ian Barber
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson
Starring Mykola Allen, Mark Benton, Lou Broadbent, Susan Cookson & Seline Hizli

Drama about four young girls in the Womens Land Army

Land Girls: Series 2 2 x 30'
2011
BBC for BBC1
Producer John Yorke and Will Trotter
Director Steve Hughes
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson
Starring Becci Gemmell, Seline Hizli, Cesare Taurasi, Sophie Ward & Jo Woodcock

Drama following the lives of four girls in the Women's Land Army

Ghost Town 2010
Eye F TV
In development
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Children's drama series set in Liverpool co-written with Simone Glover

Chuggington 2008
BBC for CBBC
Producer Sarah Ball
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Animated children's series

Ten Thousand Silver Stars Television film
2007
Contended Productions
In development
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

 
The Band 6 x 60'
2007
Contended Productions
In development
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

 
Doctors Multiple episodes
2004 to 2014
BBC for BBC1
Producer Peter Lloyd
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Daytime drama

Writer and Storyliner
Eastenders 8 x 30'
2011 to 2014
BBC for BBC1
Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Long running BBC Drama

Holby City 7 x 60'
2011 to 2014
BBC for BBC1
Producer Oliver Kent
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

Long running hospital drama

Radio
Writer
Jean's Side Plates 2010

In development  
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

 
Film
Writer
In the Cold Light of Day Short
2011

In development  
Writer Paul Matthew Thompson

 
Books
Little Book of Loneylyhearts

The Little Book of Lonely Hearts
2008

Other
Writer
Heavenly 2011

Interactive drama serial currently in development