Media Futures: Working with words

Scriptwriter Lisa Holdsworth has written for some of the biggest shows in TV from Fat Friends to Emmerdale. Find out how she started her twenty-year career in television.

Lisa won her first UK TV commission in 2001 on Fat Friends. She then joined the writing team of the long-running soap, Emmerdale, for three years before heading off to write New Tricks, winning the Royal Television Society’s Yorkshire Best Writer award for one of her episodes.

Since then she has written for Waterloo Road, Robin Hood, Midsomer Murders, Ackley Bridge, Call The Midwife, All Creatures Great and Small and Discovery of Witches. For theatre, she has written Rugby Songs for Slung Low Theatre Company and Black Teeth and A Brilliant Smile for Freedom Studios. Lisa Holdsworth is currently Chair of The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.