Colin Bytheway

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Jessie Lowe

Film, TV & Theatre

Colin is currently developing an adaptation of LC Tyler's THE HERRING SELLER'S APPRENTICE for Bentley. He is working on his first sitcom pilot and has just completed spec animation script ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SQUIRREL.

Since winning the Channel 4 Lloyds Bank Film Challenge in 1997, Colin has worked consistently in TV including episodes of DEATH IN PARADISE, HUSTLE, MATERIAL GIRL, AS IF, DISTANT SHORES, MAYO, GRAFTERS and was lead writer on HOLBY CITY (Series 3).

His short film JEFFREY’S KITTEN was short listed for the Jerwood Film Prize, noted to be judges the Coen Brothers’ favourite entrant.   The short spawned his first feature script NOBODY GETS OFF IN THIS TOWN, optioned by Dan Films. 

Colin has worked extensively in radio drama attracting high profile casts including Andrew Scott, Alison Steadman, Helen McCrory, Will Young, Kenneth Cranham, Patsy Kensit and David Jason (twice). He is currently writing two new radio plays for transmission in 2017. 

In Development

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THE HERRING SELLER'S APPRENTICE

2017

Bentley

Adaptation

Television

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DEATH IN PARADISE

BBC 1

2 x Episodes

MATERIAL GIRL

Company Pictures / BBC

2 x Episodes

HUSTLE

BBC / Kudos

1 x Episode

DISTANT SHORES

ITV

THE GIL MAYO MYSTERIES

BBC

HOLBY CITY

BBC

GRAFTERS

ITV

MERSEY BEAT

BBC

DOCTORS

BBC One

Radio

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TIGHT ROPE

2016

Pier Productions

Afternoon Play for BBC Radio 4

DEPARTURE

BBC Radio 4

Afternoon Play starring Alison Steadman, Kevin Whatley & Tracy-Ann Oberman

THE MAN WHO BIT MARY MAGDALENE

Pier Productions / BBC Radio 4

Afternoon Play for BBC Radio 4 starring David Jason & Patsy Kensit

BURNING DESIRES

Pier Productions

Afternoon Play for BBC Radio 4 starring David Jason and Martine McCutcheon

MARY TOFT'S RABBIT TALE

BBC Radio 4

Afternoon Play starring Will Young and Rupert Graves

AURORA LEIGH

Five part adaptation for BBC Radio 4 starring Helen McCrory

Film

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NOBODY GETS OFF IN THIS TOWN

Optioned by Dan Films

Short Films

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JEFFREY’S KITTEN

Short listed for the Jerwood Film Prize

LLOYDS BANK CHANNEL 4 FILM CHALLENGE