CREDIT: SCRIPT EDITOR, SCRIPT PRODUCER
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.