Katie
Douglas

Playwright and writer for film, television and radio.

Katie is an experienced writer for television and theatre.

She started out as a comedy writer and more recently has focused on drama, working as a a core member of the EastEnders and Holby City writing teams, and as a writer-for-hire on numerous prime-time dramas.

Her playwriting includes the acclaimed I Got Superpowers For My Birthday with Paines Plough and Follow Follow as part of the National Theatre Connections scheme. Katie has also worked with theatres including the Liverpool Everyman, the RSC, Soho and The Royal Exchange. 

She was awarded the Frank Deasy Award in 2013. 

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Television

Writer 

Holby City: Multiple Episodes
Member of core writing team
11 x 60'
Producer Kate Hall
Starring
  • Hugh Quarshie
  • Rosie Marcell
  • Tina Hobley
  • Medical drama set in Holby City Hospital. 

    BBC for BBC One
    Eastenders: Multiple Episodes
    Member of core writing team
    187 x 30'
    Starring
  • Adam Woodyatt
  • Steve McFadden
  • June Brown
  • Serial drama following characters living in London's East End. 

    BBC for BBC1
    Producer Raymond Lau
    Starring
  • Shannon Flynn
  • Kieran Alleyne
  • Niall Wright
  • Children's comedy-drama set in Northern Ireland. 

    The Foundation for CBBC
    Producer Kate Crowther
    Starring
  • Charlotte Beaumont
  • Finlay MacMillan
  • Georgie Glen
  • Drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.

    Headstrong Pictures for BBC One
    Casualty
    1 x 60'
    Producer Nikki Wilson
    Starring
  • Anette Badland
  • Gemma Atkinson
  • Charlotte Salt
  • The medical drama set in the Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

    BBC for BBC1
    Producer John Pocock
    Starring
  • Dean-Charles Chapman
  • Nell Williams
  • Children's sitcom about 13-year-old Stanley Brown and his friends.

    Talkback Thames for CBBC
    Creator Robert Evans
    Starring
  • Mel Giedroyc
  • Steve Spears
  • Comedy following 13-year old Sadie Jones as she solves the problems of those around her.

    BBC for CBBC
    Producer Rosemary McGowan
    Director Ed Bye
    Starring
  • Amanda Abbington
  • Dani Harmer
  • Celia Imrie
  • Nicholas Lyndhurst
  • Sitcom following a jack-of-all-trades who lives with his ex-wife's mother
    BBC Productions for BBC1
    Producer Kerry Appleyard
    Director Simon Hook
    Childrens spi-fi adventure series following three secondary school pupils, Blane, Daisy and Rose, who work as undercover spies.
    Kudos Film and Television Ltd for BBC1
    Starring
  • Zoe Wanamaker
  • Robert Lindsay
  • Popular British sitcom. 

    DLT Entertainment for BBC
    Producer Daran Little
    Starring
  • Gemma Atkinson
  • Andree Bernard
  • Spin-off of the popular soap.

    Mersey Television
    Producer Jacquie Glanville/Roanna Benn
    Starring
  • Billie Piper
  • The day-to-day adventures of a high end London escort, based on the blog and books by the pseudonymous 'Belle de Jour'.
    Tiger Aspect Productions for ITV
    Producer Jamie Rix
    Director Nick Wood
    Starring
  • Kate Binchy
  • Susannah Doyle
  • Natalie Kemp
  • Jonathan Mason
  • Award-winning children's series about an angry young man.

    CBBC for BBC1
    Starring
  • James Dreyfus
  • Emily Joyce
  • Geraldine McNulty
  • Hugh Dennis
  • Sitcom which follows the antics of dim-witted superhero 'Thermoman'.

    Big Bear Films for BBC1
    Producer Mia Jupp
    Starring
  • Craig Roberts
  • Gerran Howell
  • Children's horror drama series.

    CBBC
    Producer Kenton Allen
    Starring
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Greg Wise
  • Raquel Cassidy
  • Clive Russell
  • Sitcom about a twenty-something single woman who works as a secretary on the lookout for the man of her dreams.
    Rude Boy Productions for BBC1

    Writer & Creator 

    Producer Jemma Rogers
    Original studio sitcom commision
    Brown Eyed Boy for BBC One
    Producer Emma Strain
    Original BBC in-house comedy
    BBC for BBC One

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Director George Perrin

    A new play about three children who have to use their new superpowers to save the world from an evil overlord.

    Plaines Plough
    Producer Anthony Banks

    Part of the National Theatre Connections Anthology 2015.

    National Theatre
    Producer Paines Plough & Oran Mor
    Part of the Play, Pie and A Pint season
    Paines Plough
    Director Paul Robinson
    Starring
  • Natalie Casey
  • Michelle Newell
  • Tristan Bates Theatre
    Director Matthew Lloyd
    Starring
  • Eve Dallas
  • Simon Donaldson
  • David Jenkins
  • A new play about a relationship falling apart in Scotland. 

    Everyman Liverpool

    Radio

    Writer 

    New plays to mark the 40th Ann. of Paines Plough with plays by Katie, Robin French & Nick Payne. 

    Production Company Paines Plough
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
    Director Gaynor McFarlane
    Starring
  • Julie Austin
  • Simon Donaldson
  • John Paul Hurley
  • Afternoon play
    Production Company BBC Radio Scotland
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Other

    Writer 

    Writer in Residence at BBC Scotland - 2013. 

    Resident playwright at Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and Liverpool Everyman.