Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Writer for televsion and radio

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Sebastian Baczkiewicz writes for theatre, radio and television. He has written over 40 plays for Radio 4 since being their first writer in residence in 2000 as well as co-commissions with Somethin’ Else, CBC Canada, World Service and Radio 3.

His long-running series for Radio 4, Pilgrim, drawing on the myth and folkore of the British Isles and starring Paul Hilton as the immortal protagonist, was nominated for the Prix Italia and awarded silver at the Prix Europa 2012.

 

Other recent work includes a four-part adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo featuring Iain Glen, Toby Jones, and Jane Lapotaire. Baczkiewicz has written many plays for Radio 4 since being their first writer in residence in 2000 as well as co-commissions with Somethin’ Else, CBC Canada, World Service and Radio 3. His work for theatre which includes The Lives of the Saints, Hello Paris, The Man Who Shot the Tiger and Dancing Under the Bridge, has been presented in London, Rotterdam and Warsaw.

Sebastian trained at Drama Centre London as an actor.

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Television
Writer
Holby City: multiple episodes 2007 to present

 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Sebastian has written across four series of the long running drama set in the fictional Bristol hospital

Radio
Writer
The Count of Monte Cristo 4 X 60 Nov 2012 to Dec 2012
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Alexandre Dumas
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Iain Glen, Toby Jones, Jane Lapotaire, Richard Johnson & Robert Blythe

Sebastian's four part adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of the man, unjustly imprisoned, who escapes to exact his revenge

 
Pilgrim Series 4 4 x 45 Apr 2012
BBC for BBC Radio 4
In development  
Creator Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Producer Marc Beeby and Jessica Dromgoole
Director Marc Beeby
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Paul Hilton, Joe Dempsie, Rachel Davies, Kim Wall & Paul Copley

Series of four modern-day fantasy adventures by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

 
Pilgrim Series 3 4 x 45' Jan 2012
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Director Jessica Dromgoole / Marc Beeby
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Paul Hilton, Paul Rider, David Calder, Anna Wing & Susan Engel

The third series of modern-day fantasy adventures by Sebastian Baczkiewicz

 
Pilgrim Series 2 4 x 45' 2010
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Paul Hilton

Second series following Pilgrim, who was cursed to immortality by the Faerie King in the middle ages

 
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Pilgrim: Series 1 4 x 45' 2009
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Marc Beeby
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Paul Hilton

Pilgrim, cursed to immortality by the Faerie King when he says the church will put an end to the Faerie world, has spent 900 years trying to protect mankind

 
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Zeus and Semele Mar 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jessica Dromgoole
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Daniel Cerqueira, Robert Glenister & Lyndsey Marshal

Sebastian Baczkiewicz’s modern retelling of Ovid’s Zeus and Semele myth

 
Celluloid Extras 1 x 45' 2008
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring John Dougall, Claire Grove, Patricia Kerrigan & Tracy Wiles

When Joan Webster insists on heading out to sea towards a marriage of convenience, Catriona and local girl Bridie have a tense wait as the boat heads into a storm. Series exploring the lives of minor characters in major films

 
House Rules 1 x 45' 2008
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Marc Beeby
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Jamie Foreman, Christopher Fox, Roy Marsden, Stuart McLoughlin & Tracy Wiles

Burnt out gambler Spike just wants a quiet life. But when his own son comes to him a proposition for one last big stakes game, how can he refuse? Even if the game is with the devil.

 
The Trial and Death of Socrates 1 x 90' 2008
BBC for BBC Radio 3
 
Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Joss Ackland, David Calder, Michael Feast, Greg Hicks & Tim McInnery

A play focusing on the mystery surrounding Socrate's trial and execution. On the eve of his execution his chief accuser Meletus is murdered.

 
The Influence 1 x 45' 2007
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Steven Canny
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Lucy Akhurst, Jason Merrells & Tom Ward

An investigative play about a village being shut down by the military because of an outbreak of avian flu for which there is no antidote

 
Steve O'Something 1 x 45' 2006
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Tracey Neale
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Ayesha Antoine, Tom Brooke, Patricia Kerrigan , Chris Moran & Nicola Walker

Galen, a talented and successful choreographer, likes order in her life. But then one day Galen's world is turned upside down. She meets the man of her dreams at a party but when she starts to ask about him no-one knows who he is.

 
The Employee 1 x 45' 2006
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Marc Beeby
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Kate Buffery, Ron Cook, Ray Fearon & Carl Prekopp

A dark comedy about the pressures of modern life. Iain Adam is Head of Maintenance in the intelligent building, The Elm, and his life is beginning to unravel.

 
The Orchid Grower 1 x 90' 2006
BBC for BBC Radio 3
 
Producer Greg DeClute
Director Toby Swift
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Emma Campbell, John Cleland, Michael Murphy , Leo Vernik & Kenneth Welsh

In 1964, KGB officer Yuri Nosenko defected to the USA where he then suffered years of torture and imprisonment as civil war raged within the CIA

 
The Language of Angels 1 x 45' 2005
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring M. Emmet Walsh , Brendan Coyle , Nathan Osgood & Helen Longworth

 
Arthur 3 x 45' 2004
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Director Jeremy Mortimer and Gordon House
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Eve Best, Jane Lapotaire, James Laurenson, Ian McDiarmid & Ben Whishaw

Three plays inspired by Arhurian Legend set in Britain between 493 AD and 515 AD

 
Stalingrad Kiss 1 x 60' 2003
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Director Mark Burman
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz
Starring Gillian Bevan, Jimmy Chamberlain, Raymond Coulthard, Anton Lesser & Steven Webb

 
Kings 3 x 45' 2002
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Three of a week of five plays retelling stories from the reign of the biblical King David. True Anointed, Hazar's Chicken and The Loved One which sees the King on the brink of defeat to the Philistines

 
Les Miserables 2001
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Jeremy Mortimer
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Multipart adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel

 
2000 Tales 5 x 15' 2000
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

A series of short plays set over a week, updated versions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

 
Cruel Sunset 2000

 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Mary Jane Cooper wins a trip to fifties Hollywood to meet her favourite film star

 
The Prettiest Girl In Texas 1 x 30' 2000
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

 
Altaban the Magnificent 1 x 45' 1999
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Original play for Radio 4 set in Berlin after WWII; a sergeant, traumatised by his experiences during the war becomes desperate to evade death