Rob Gittins

Rob Gittins has written for a great number of the UK’s most successful long-running drama series, including CASUALTY, EASTENDERS, SOLDIER SOLDIER, EMMERDALE, HEARTBEAT, THE INDIAN DOCTOR and THE BILL. In recognition of his work as the longest serving writer in the history of the show, Rob recently received an Outstanding Achievement Award for EASTENDERS. He has also created and written two original TV series – TIGER BAY (BBC1) and IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS (ITV) – and twenty five original plays for Radio 4. Other writing work includes over a hundred episodes of THE ARCHERS; a drama series, LOSING PARADISE, which won the Gold Drama Prize at the New York International Radio Festival; and episodes for children’s series THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER. Rob was Executive Producer and joint lead writer on BBC Wales’ drama series CRASH, and Script Executive and writer on Sky 1’s STELLA, created by and starring Ruth Jones. Rob has also written a number of novels – including INVESTIGATING MR WAKEFIELD, currently being developed for television – and his feature film BLUE MONDAY received a premiere at BAFTA.

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