Liz
Lake

Showrunner & writing producer.

Liz is an highly experienced TV writer who is active in both the UK and the US. She has worked on many iconic prime-time and long-running series, building shows from the ground up, overseeing writing teams and production, script editing, adapting literary material and originating. Her writing spans a range of tone and material whilst always retaining her strong authorial voice.

Current projects include a new female-led drama series The Harvey Girls, for Red Arrow Studios International (RASI), Seven Stories and US-based Atalaya Productions

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Television

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Producer Colleen Woodcock

Drama following the ups and downs of a group of Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House waitresses.

Seven Stories & Red Arrow
In Development
Creator co-created with Maureen Chadwick

Drama about a group of sixty-something friends who move in together.

Arabella Mcguigan
In Development

Contemporary Drama about a young female vet whose personal life is in tailspin.

In Development

New drama about a police detective struggling with his identity.

In Development

Drama about a Victorian widow turned undercover detective.

In Development

A property mix-up results in an offbeat blended family.

In Development
Creator co-created with Jaden Clark

Contemporary drama set in a community of British beach huts.

Red Wave Films
In Development

Drama about a family of canal boatpeople set in WW1.


Red Wave Films
In Development

Writer 

Creator Peter Fincham

Beautiful Chelsea and it’s underbelly are the backdrop for this crime series and home to Detective Max Arnold. He may have been born in the right postcode, but unprepossessing Max is a far cry from the affluent elite. Max and his team uncover murky worlds behind the facade.

Expectation TV for Acorn TV
In Development
Creator Nick Love

A crime saga about the explosion of the British crime wave in the Costa del Sol in the 1980s.

Vertigo Films for SKY
In Development
Producer Ben Donald

Two police officers join forces to fight crime on the isle of Majorca.

Cosmopolitan Pictures for BBC One
Karga7 for Netflix
Producer Foz Allan
Starring
  • Julia Stiles
  • Lena Olin
  • Iwan Rheon
  • High-end drama series about a woman who is shocked to discover the truth about her billionaire husband after he dies.

    Archery Pictures for Sky One
    Starring
  • Samantha Womack
  • Danny Dyer
  • Lacey Turner
  • Serial drama following characters living in London's East End.

    BBC for BBC One
    Producer Hugh Warren
    Director Juliet May
    Starring
  • Vanessa Redgrave
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Popular drama following midwives operating in London's East End in the 1950s.

    Neal Street Productions for BBC 1
    Starring
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe
  • Alec Newman
  • Tommy Knight
  • Drama series set in a challenging comprehensive school.

    Shed Productions for BBC
    Producer Adam Friedlander
    Director Darrell Roodt
    Starring
  • Hayley Mills
  • Robert Bathurst
  • Drama about a vet and his family who move to South Africa.

    Company Pictures for ITV 1
    Footballer's Wives: Series 1 - 5
    Lead Writer & Showrunner S2 - S5, 35 x 60'
    Producer Cameron Roach, Sean O'Connor
    Starring
  • Mark Gatiss
  • Joan Collins
  • Hannah Waddingham
  • Drama focusing on the lives of football players and their wives at a football club.

    Shed Productions for ITV
    Creator Maureen Chadwick, Ann McManus
    Starring
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Joanne Froggatt
  • Stephanie Beacham
  • British drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison. 

    Shed Productions for ITV

    Producer 

    Director Patrick Tucker, Paul Murton
    Starring
  • Jan Anderson
  • Will Mellor
  • Medical drama set in the Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

    BBC for BBC

    Series Producer 

    STV/SMG for STV
    Family Affairs
    5 x 30’ per week
    Director Mervyn Cumming, Laurence Wilson
    Writer Philip Gerard, Bridget Colgan
    Starring
  • Idris Elba
  • Rosie Day
  • Chris Geere
  • British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

    Pearson for Channel 5
    Creator Maureen Chadwick, Ann McManus
    Director Mike Adams

    Drama focusing on the lives of football players and their wives at a football club.

    Shed Productions for ITV