Vivien Adam

Experienced TV drama writer and playwright
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Viv is an experienced TV drama scriptwriter, who has well in excess of 100 hours of broadcast drama under her belt. Credits include BBC1's Waterloo Road and her feature project, Life Unworthy Life, which was selected for the 2012 BINGER Film Lab in association with Creative Scotland and the Playwright Studio Scotland.

For stage her adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters was a sell-out at Glasgow’s Oran Mor in 2013 and was given a 4 star review by Joyce McMillan. She is currently working on a new play.






Leopard Drama for CBBC
River City
60 x 60'
Producer Morag Bain
Director Daniel Wilson
  • Jo Cameron Brown
  • Kieron Elliott
  • Anna Kerth
  • David Paisley

    Drama series set in a tight-knit Glasgow community. Vivien is part of the core writing team.

    BBC Scotland for BBC1
    Shed Productions for BBC1

    Original spec television script


    Creator & Writer

    Producer Jane Dauncey

    Original Comedy Drama

    Machine Productions

    Series Producer & Writer

    Director Geoff Feld
  • David Easter
  • Tanya Franks
  • Sammy Glenn
  • Ike Hamilton
    Drama focusing on the lives of the Hart and Gates' family living in London
    Talkback Thames for Five

    Executive Producer



    Director Maggie Kinloch
    55-minute version of Three Sisters for the Oran Mor Classic Cuts season
    Oran Mor
    Producer Ankur Productions
    Director Cora Bisset
  • Susheel Kumar
  • Tagz Nazeer
  • Omar Raza
  • Sharita Scott
    Play about a Glasgow family and how they cope when their son is arrested on suspicion of terrorism
    The Arches, Glasgow
    Director Maggie Kinloch
  • Cora Bisset
  • Eileen McCallum
  • Jenny Ryan
    Oran Mhor
    Producer Perth Rep
    Director Ken Alexander
  • Nicholas Bailey
  • Rula Lenska
    Play about the recently bereaved Stella who is followed home from the pub by a stranger
    Perth Theatre




    International co-production for nine writers at EFF


    Selected to be part of a residency run by BINGER film Lab in Amsterdam in cooperation with Creative Scotland and Playwright Studio Scotland.

    Digging Up Dad
    Longlisted by Tartan Shorts
    Comedy-drama about a family searching for their father's ashes.
    Scottish Screen
    Semi-finalist, British Short Screenplay Competition (BSSC)
    Drama about road rage
    Kaos Films
    Smutty Mutty
    Longlisted by Tartan Shorts
    Children's short about a toy dog which comes to life
    Scottish Screen
    Pyschological horror set on a lonely Scottish island
    Labellallee Productions
    In development
    Abandoning Bliss
    Semi-finalist, British Short Screenplay Competition (BSSC)
    Drama about a woman who wakes to find herself in a new life.
    Kaos Films



    Producer David Ian Neville
  • Barbara Rafferty
    Romantic comedy monologue.
    Production Company BBC Radio Scotland