Colin Heber-Percy

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant : Florence Hyde

Film, TV & Theatre

Age 12, Colin wrote a fantasy novel, and has continued writing ever since despite spells working as an actor and academic. He has a PhD in medieval metaphysics and continues to teach at the University of London as well as writing full time for film and television. He is married with three children.

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THE FLAME

In development
Co-writer with Lyall Watson

LIBERTY

2011

Dan McCulloch and Camille Gatin

BEDLAM

2009

BBC1

Television

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BARBARIANS RISING

2015

History Channel / October Films

Co-writer with Lyall Watson

THE PRESTON PASSION

2011

BBC / BBC1

Co-Writer with Lyall Watson. To TX Good Friday, 6th April, 2012.

SAVING THE TITANIC

2011

Tile Films

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

CASUALTY 1906

2006

BBC TV

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

CASUALTY 1907

2007

Stone City / BBC1

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

CASUALTY 1909

2009

Stone City / BBC1

Co-writer with Lyall Watson

KRAKATOA: THE LAST DAYS

2006

BBC TV

90′ docudrama
Co-writer with Lyall Watson
"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)

ROME: CONSTANTINE

2006

BBC TV

60′ docudrama
Co-writer with Lyall Watson

SHARPE'S CHOICE

2006

Picture Palace/ ITV

120′ drama, adapted from the novel SHARPE’S GOLD by Bernard Cornwell
Co-writer with Lyall Watson

Film

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BLACKAMOOR

2003

World Productions

Co-writer with Lyall Watson

WYCHWOOD

2004

Adaptation of novel by John Buchan
Co-writer with Lyall Watson