Lyall Watson

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant : Christian Ogunbanjo

Film, TV & Theatre

Lyall Watson began concentrating on writing after a prestigious career in theatre: as well as being an Associate Artistic Director at Bristol and Canterbury Reps and The Finborough Theatre Club (co-founder), he was involved as teacher and lecturer at several leading drama schools, culminating in two years as Deputy Principal of RADA.

Lyall also founded the Strong Arm Theatre Company and Endangered Species Productions, both of which have been recognised financially by the European Social Fund, Horizon Initiative.

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

ONE

The Drill Hall

TRAIL OF TEARS

Finborough Theatre Club

TOM JONES & COUSIN BETTE

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts

CAGE

Hazard Theatre Company

SIX FOOLS

Traverse Theatre

STICKS & STONES

Endangered Species Productions

UNEMPLOYMENT - THE MUSICAL

Endangered Species Productions

SPORT

The Man In The Moon

THE GREAT HOUDINI

Edinburgh & Stafford Festivals

TOGETHER

Edinburgh Festival / Off-Broadway Reading

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

VALLY

Butterfly Films

Feature Film featuring the life of Vally Neuzil, model and muse of Egon Schiele.

THE FLAME

Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

LIBERTY

2011

Dan McCulloch and Camille Gatin

BEDLAM

2009

BBC

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

BARBARIANS RISING

2015

History Channel / October Films

Co-writer with Colin Heber Percey

THE PRESTON PASSION

2011

BBC / BBC1

Co-writer with Colin Heber-Percy. To TX Good Friday, 6th April, 2012.

SAVING THE TITANIC

2011

Tile Films

Co-writer with Colin Heber-Percy. To TX Spring 2012
IFTA nomination Best Script (TV Drama). Best Feature Length Drama award at the Celtic Media Festival

CASUALTY 1906

2006

Stone City Films/ BBC1

90′ pilot
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy
"Fascinating … would make a great series." (The Telegraph)
5 million viewers: 20% audience share

CASUALTY 1907

2007

Stone City Films / BBC1

A series (3 x 60′) starring Cherie Lunghi, Sarah Smart and Charity Wakefield
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

CASUALTY 1909

2009

Stone City Films / BBC 1

Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

KRAKATOA: THE LAST DAYS

2006

BBC TV/ BBC1

90′ docudrama
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy
"An impressive facutal drama, replete with classy thesping … and great special effects." (The Guardian)

"A work of surprising sensitivity and restraint. " (The Observer)

"The main characters survived – just – and showed us we can do it too, finding new emotional riches in ourselves in the process. TV can probably be better than this, but in my experience not by much." (The Scotsman)

"Well-executed drama … a blend of first-hand accounts, superlative special effects, and formidable facts" (Time Out)

"Drama documentary Krakatoa – the Last Days scraped a rare Sunday night victory for BBC1 with the feature-length programme gaining 6.4 million (27.1%) at 9pm. The 90-minute one-off production managed to peak at 6.8 million (29.6%) at 10pm and helped give the edge to BBC1 at a time when normally ITV1 has a stranglehold over viewers. The programme was substantially above the channel’s current slot average for the year so far of 5.1 million (20.6%)." (Broadcast)

LONDON'S BURNING

LWT

ROME: CONSTANTINE

2006

BBC TV

60′ docudrama
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

SHARPE'S CHOICE

2006

Picture Palace/ ITV

120′ drama, adapted from the novel SHARPE’S GOLD by Bernard Cornwell
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

Film

ProductionCompanyNotes

BLACKAMOOR

2003

World Productions/ Columbia Pictures

Feature
In development
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy

CYRIL'S BIRTHDAY

2003

Co-writer with Andrew Kazamia

WYCHWOOD

2004

Pandora Productions

Adaptation of novel by John Buchan
Co-writer with Colin Heber Percy