Emma Taylor

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Michelle Archer
Assistant: Grace Baxter

Film, TV & Theatre

Emma Taylor was a writer on Paul Abbott’s SHAMELESS and has recently been developing several original ideas for TV and theatre. Her play LITTLE SMARTIE deals with the pressures of the 11+ through the eyes of a Northern single mother, determined to get her super-bright daughter into grammar school. Emma’s original drama serial, UNDER ONE ROOF, is currently in development with the BBC; a domestic thriller, in which an elderly widow moves in with her son, only to find family life is far from harmonious.

Emma has an MA in Television & Radio Scriptwriting from the University of Salford. She also trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama.

In Development

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WE CAN WORK IT OUT

Returning Series.
Set in Liverpool in the late 1950s, the show follows three female teacher trainees who board at 251 Menlove Avenue (a.k.a 'Mendips') with Mrs Smith. The drama focuses on the life lessons these young women learn as they attempt to teach Liverpool's bold and brazen boomer generation. And if 'Mendips' is ringing bells that's because bubbling away in the background is the greatest rock n roll story that the world will ever know.

LITTLE SMARTIE

Original play.
Tells the story of Shelley, a struggling single mum, who moves into a borough, so her bright daughter, Lily, will have the chance of attending a state grammar school. Being dyslexic, Shelley did badly at school, which has resulted in her only ever knowing financial hardship. She's determined, therefore, that Lily will never have to live as she has. Only Shelley's efforts and conniving backfire with devastating results.

UNDER ONE ROOF

BBC

Drama serial, domestic thriller.
Liz sells her home in Kent and puts the money from the sale into a 6-bed house with her adult son, his wife and their young family in Manchester. But Liz soon regrets her decision. Once living in her new home, her feelings escalate from discomfort and sadness to fear and rage.
Exec Producer: Michael Parke.

DIARY OF A MEDICAL NOBODY

Red Planet Productions

Drama Series
A young GP cuts his teeth in a pre-NHS, rural Somerset world.

HIM NEXT DOOR

Sprout Pictures

Sitcom.
Two single, hurting men who are neighbours ignore each other's irritating foibles to becomes one another's emotional lynchpins.

LATE LEARNERS

ITV Studios

Drama Series.
A fresh faced lecturer gets an education from the adult students on his Access to Education course.

SLAMMIN'

ITV Studios

Drama Series.
Four female wrestlers buddy up to establish a neo sisterhood in the most unlikely and aggressive of arenas.

THE BILTON MASSEY MYSTERIES

ITV Studios

Drama Series.
It's 1965. Inspector Gertrude Massey and her secretary, Nancy Feinberg, keep order while a nation's morality is in flux.

THE START-UPS

Scott Free

Drama Series.
Six former factory workers try to go far on their Start-up business grants.

BOOMERS & BOOMERANGS

A drama series that charts the frustrations of a group of newly retired baby boomers and their boomerang children.

A PLACE FOR JAMIE

When Cath Walsh is recalled for a breast biopsy, she immediately panics about the future of Jamie, her son with Down’s Syndrome.

PUNISHMENT

Bernadette Finucane, a Sinn Fein councillor, about to become the Mayor of Belfast, unravels when she discovers that she was involved in the disappearance of an innocent woman in 1978. See THEATRE.

Television

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SHAMELESS, Series 8

Company/ C4

One episode

SHAMELESS, Series 7

Company/ C4

One episode

SHAMELESS, Series 6

Company/ C4

One episode

Film

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SURROGATE SALLY

North West Vision & Media

Feature Film.
In development.

Theatre

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PUNISHMENT

90 minute play
* Winner of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s "Summer Shorts" competition