Carolyn S. Jones
Carolyn has been a full-time writer for TV, radio and theatre for over twenty years. She has a wide range of experience, covering many genres, including contemporary, historical and political drama, and children’s television. She was a regular writer on the TV police series, The Bill, scripting over twenty-five episodes, including a New Year’s Eve Special.
She wrote the series of five monologues called Tales from the Edge featuring characters who find themselves living at the edge of society. Filmed by the actors themselves at home in lockdown, the first video is available online on 29 May and JustGiving donations are invited for Acting for Others charity which provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through 14 member charities.
Her stage play, Sanctuary, was short-listed for the Bruntwood/Royal Exchange theatre award and A Woman’s Life, which explores the lives of Clara von Holst and Isabella Beeton, played to full houses at the Stroud Theatre Festival in September 2019.
Her screenplay Checkmate, which explores the Cuban Missile Crisis from the Soviet perspective, was a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest.
In children’s television, she wrote episodes for CBBC’s BAFTA-winning Pig Heart Boy and received BAFTA and Royal Television Society nominations for her own original Victorian mystery drama, Shadowplay. She has also written children’s fiction, contributing to The Midnight Library series, published by Hodder Children’s Books.
She was a core writer on The Archers from 2011 to 2014, and has written over twenty plays for Radio 4. These include Chekhov in My Life with Janet Suzman, Don’t be a Stranger with Emilia Fox, Examination Day with Bill Nighy, and a four part adaptation of Ronald Knox-Mawer’s Tales of a Man Called Father with Kenneth Cranham.
Her novel Mind Games, a psychological thriller about a GP who is a strong opponent of the over prescription of antidepressants, but whose own life begins to unravel after the sudden death of her husband, is out with publishers.
She has been commissioned for BBC TV Doctors.
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Over twenty-four episodes, including four in the 2006-7 series and a New Year’s Eve Special. (Talkback Thames/ITV)
Three episodes (BBC1)
Writer in the acclaimed 2007 series about wheelchair basketball (CBBC)
Five-part original drama for BBC Education (2004), Nominated BAFTA Best Educational Drama
Nominated RTS Award
Re-broadcast on BBC1 as a 90 minute feature length film (2005):
Nominated BAFTA Best Original Writer, Children’s; Nominated BAFTA Best original Educational Drama
Thee episodes about children with paranormal powers (CBBC) (2004)
PIG HEART BOY
Adapted episodes of the six-part series by Mallory Blackman
Winner BAFTA award Best Children’s Drama
Nominated RTS Award
One episode (BBC1)
Two episodes about step-families and their often complicated relationships (Commissioned, CBBC)
Three episodes (HTV/ITV1)
Eight episodes in the 2001/2 series (ITV)
2 x 1 hour original screenplays about a transsexual for Raw Charm Ltd. (Commissioned) (BBC Wales)
IN WITH THE RENT
Single original drama (BBC Wales)
One episode (Yorkshire TV/ITV1)
IN SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
Three episodes in a series exploring celebrated murder cases (GRANADA/ITV1)
WHO CARES WINS
Four-part mini-series, Warberry Productions, starring Peter Capaldi (BBC2)
Single original drama with Annette Crosbie and Colin Blakely
Director: Jon Amiel (BBC2)