Carolyn S. Jones
Carolyn has credits on long-running series, scripting for television, film, radio and theatre, as well as creating originals. She writes across a wide range of genres, contemporary, crime, historical, often with a political edge. and is a passionate storyteller.
Her five monologues Tales from the Edge about people living on the fringes of society were shortlisted in 2020 in UK Film Festival – London and will have their first theatre performance at Chapel Arts, Cheltenham in October 2021.
Her novel, Mind Games, 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.
Her feature screenplay, Checkmate, tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis from the Soviet perspective. It draws on the unique recordings with Khrushchev that his son smuggled out of the Soviet Union to America and on an interview she conducted with Sergei Khrushchev at Brown University, where he was senior lecturer on the Cold War. Checkmate is available and especially timely today.
As a regular writer on the TV police series, The Bill, she wrote twenty episodes, plus original drama for Radio 4 and she was a core writer on The Archers. In children’s television, she wrote episodes of the BBC’s BAFTA-winning Pig Heart Boy. Her original Victorian mystery drama, Shadowplay received BAFTA and Royal Television Society nominations.
Her stage play Sanctuary was shortlisted for the Bruntwood/Royal Exchange theatre award. The film of her stage play A Woman’s Life which explores the lives of Clara von Holst and Isabella Beeton, will have its premiere in Spring 2022.
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Day of Reckoning – 2021
Time of their Lives – 2019
Sandwich – 2019
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)