Writer for TV

Stephen is an award-winning writer whose multiple credits include the acclaimed drama, We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story, about the making of Britain’s most popular sitcom and Hattie, the highest ever rated programme on BBC Four.

He has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Peaky Blinders, Shameless and Coronation Street and current projects include The Queen and I, a television film adapted from the Sue Townsend book.

Stephen is currently developing several projects with the BBC and international broadcasters.




King Bert for SKY
The Forge for BBC
In development
Ackley Bridge
1 episode
The Forge for Channel 4
Producer Brett Wilson
Director Andy de Emmony

The story of the legendary Irish comedian Dave Allen. 

Darlow Smithson Productions for BBC One

Drama following the conception and making of Dad's Army

Darlow Smithson Productions for BBC 2
Peaky Blinders
Series 1, Episode 4
Producer Katie Swinden

Drama following Tommy Shelby, the leader of a criminal gang in 1920s Birmingham.

Mandabach TV and TIger Aspect for BBC 2
In with the Flynns
Series 2, Episode 5
Director Dan Zeff

Story of the larger-than-life Carry On actress Hattie Jacques, nominated for a Scottish Drama BAFTA 2011 and Broadcast Digital Award 2011.

Angel Eye for BBC 4

Coronation Street episodes written by Stephen were BAFTA nominated and won an RTS award in 2007.

Garrow's Law
Episode 3, Series 1
Director Peter Lydon

A British period legal drama about the 18th-century lawyer William Garrow.

TwentyTwenty for BBC1
Distant Shores
Series 2 Episode 2
Granada Television
6 episodes; Season 4 & 5
Producer John Griffin

A British adult comedy-drama series set in Manchester on the fictional Chatsworth council estate.

Company Pictures for Channel 4

British comedy drama about a girl whose life is turned upside down when she is approached by a modelling agency. Won a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Drama 2008.

Hat Trick for BBC3

A surreal drama about the interview between the Sex Pistols and Bill Grundy

DSP for BBC Comedy



Adaptation of a Philip Pullman novel, touring to the Sheffield Crucible, the Lyric Hammersmith, Birmingham Old Rep and throughout the world.