Louise
Ironside

Writer for TV, theatre and radio.

​Louise is an experienced TV writer, currently with original projects in with Sunny March/BBC and Wild Mercury/Channel 4. She has written for The Split - the BBC One drama produced by Jane Featherstone's Sister Pictures, The Tunnel, Call The Midwife, Shetland and she  She has most recently been writing on new Kudos project Deep Water.

Prior to this Louise was on the BBC Drama Production Writers Scheme and won a WGGB Award for her work on River City. She has also written for BBC Scotland's Waterloo Road and was nominated for a Scottish Bafta for her episode of LipService (Kudos/BBC Scotland). Louise has written original radio drama for Radios 3, 4 & 5 in slots including Writing The Century, Women’s Hour, and From Fact to Fiction.

CV

Television

Writer 

Producer Kudos

Adaptation of Emma Gray's memoir about going it alone in the Northumberland countryside as Britain's youngest shepherdess.

Kudos
Deep Water
2 x 60'
Director Al Mackay / Jim Loach
Starring
  • Anna Friel
  • Sinead Keenan
  • Rosalind Eleazar
  • Kudos for ITV
    The Split
    1 x 60'
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Jane Featherstone

    A new original drama series for BBC One produced by Sister Pictures.

    Sister Pictures for BBC One
    Shetland
    1 x 60'
    Producer Eric Coulter
    Director Lee Haven Jones
    Starring
  • Stephen Walters
  • Julia Brown
  • DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

    ITV Studios for BBC One
    Creator Heidi Thomas

    Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late 1950s to early 1960s.


    Neal St Productions for BBC One, PBS
    River City
    22 x 60'
    Creator Stephen Greenhorn
    Director Multiple Directors
    Starring
  • Sam Heughan
  • Iain De Caestecker
  • Kirsty Mitchell
  • The lives of people living in Glasgow, Scotland.

    BBC
    The Tunnel
    2 x 45'
    Producer Julian Stevens & Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Director Tim Mielants

    The Tunnel is an adaptation of the Swedish/Danish cult hit The Bridge. 

    Kudos for SKY Atlantic
    Producer Jane Dauncey, Alison Jackson (Exec. producer)
    Director Joss Agnew
    Starring
  • Bradley Walsh
  • UK version of long running US procedural drama. Louise's episode entitled 'Bad Romance', follows a couple as they try and conceal their affair and accidental death of their baby.

    Kusdos for ITV1
    Lip Service
    Nominated for Scottish Bafta
    1 x 60'
    Producer Derek Wax

    Nominated for a Scottish Bafta

    Kudos
    Producer Sharon Channer

    Multiple episodes series 5 and 6

    Shed Productions for BBC1