Martin Brocklebank

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Playwrights' Studio

Former Mentored Playwright

Martin Brocklebank

Martin Brocklebank is a scriptwriter who has written for EastEnders, Doctors  and BBC One Scotland's continuing drama, River City. He's had plays produced by Paines Plough and Fiendish Plot.

Martin is currently developing various original drama projects while working on his play, Love and Other Emotions, which progressed to the final stage of the Tron's Progressive Playwright 2016. He's also collaborating with a producer and artist on the first edition of an original graphic series, The Optimal Zone. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University.

June 2014: Commissioned to write the screenplay for the original feature film 'Anna Unbound' for Eigen Productions, Glasgow. Anna Unbound on imdb.

November 2013: Commissioned to write an episode of DOCTORS, BBC One. HITTING HOME  transmitted on Wednesday 7 May 2014.

April 2012: commissioned by Visible Fictions, Glasgow, to write two scripts for their FIRST WAVE education project.

October 2011: co-wrote and co-produced the short comedy, Is It Me You're Looking For?  for the first  Glasgow 48 Hour Film Project.

June 2011: wrote, produced and directed the short film Hard is the Fortune for The National Theatre of Scotland's Five Minute Theatre project. The film was broadcast globally online on the evening of 21 June 2011.

November 2009: EASTENDERS  commission, BBC One. Episode transmitted April 2010.

May 2008: short play, The Black Water, staged as part of Fiendish Plot's lunchtime theatre season at the CCA, Glasgow. 

June 2005: commissioned by The Glasgow Film Office and Five aside Films to write a first draft of an original feature film script, My Brother Mary.

May 2002 - Nov 2011: Writer, RIVER CITY, BBC One Scotland. Over 56 commissioned episodes, including the 500th episode and a special fifth birthday episode.

November 2001: commissioned by Ideal World to write Loveless, a thirty-minute original drama for Channel 4's new writing strand, 'Coming Up'. Transmitted October 2003.

Aug 2001: MA in Creative Writing, Lancaster University. Short story 'Hurdles to Gaining Employment' published in 'How I got my Postgraduate Degree Part Time', Lancaster IS/Guardian Publishing.

November 2000: commissioned to write two episodes of DOCTORS for BBC One.Educating Teacher  was transmitted in March 2001; All For One  was transmitted in September 2001.

Summer 2000: short story 'This Guy' published by The Moebius magazine. Short story 'His Daughter' published in the Edinburgh Review issue 107.

December 1999: shortlisted for Red Productions/Channel 4's Northern Soul TV scriptwriting competition.

April 1999: short play, Those Below, produced by Paines Plough in Newcastle, Bolton, Leeds and Bristol.



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