Television: Mersey Beat


Mersey Beat  is a police drama set in Widnes and Runcorn in Cheshire, UK. It ran to 4 series in the early 2000s and for a while gave The Bill a run for it’s money.

I worked across the first 3 series, first as script editor, then series script editor, then script producer.  This was the BBC’s first experiment with the showrunner model, as the writer/creator, latterly, was also the executive producer.  This production model has successfully been replicated across several current BBC series, affording more control to the writer and the creative process.