Furquan
Akhtar

Writer for film and television

Furquan Akhtar was most recently a Writer and Story Consultant for the third series of ITV thriller The Bay, and penned an episode of Paul Abbott’s Sky Max show Wolfe

A previous winner of the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, his other writing credits include Dead End: Paranormal Park, The Dumping Ground and Wolfblood.

Furquan is developing original projects with several companies including Kudos, Mammoth Screen, Warp Films and Raw TV. He is currently developing his first feature film.

After developing his editorial skills at Coronation Street and Hollyoaks; Furquan took the leap to pursue his own writing. He has a passion for Radio Drama and has written three afternoon plays for BBC Radio Four.

CV

Film

Writer & Creator 

Co-writing with Fred Rowson

Television

Writer & Creator 

Warp Films
Kudos
In development
Lime Pictures
In Development

Writer 

Writer and Story Consultant across season 3

Tall Story Pictures / ITV for ITV1

Crime drama series 

AbbottVision for Sky One

Writer for two episodes across two seasons.

Blink Industries for Netflix
Producer Gert Thomas
BBC Drama for CBBC
Producer Gert Thomas
BBC Drama for CBBC
Producer Jonathan Wolfman
BBC Drama for CBBC

Radio

Writer 

Producer Gary Brown
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
Producer Gary Brown
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4
Shamed
1 x 45'
Producer Gary Brown

Alfred Bradley Award Play

Nominated for the Society of Authors’ Imison Award



Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4

Theatre

Writer 

Producer Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
Box Of Tricks Theatre Company
Producer Suzanne Bell

University of Manchester's Making a Difference Award

Royal Exchange Theatre