Scriptwriter and Author

I have been a freelance writer for over 25 years. I have written for BBC1's Doctors, Channel Five's Family Affairs and RTÉ's Fair City. I was lead writer on CBBC's Crisis Control, and am the author of eleven novels and audiobooks, two audio plays for Big Finish, and eight non-fiction books, mostly concerning television in general and Doctor Who in particular.

I've also written comic strips, short stories and journalism, and have a number of original film and television projects in development. I live in Somerset, and am married to a GP.

I am represented by Dominic Lord at JFL Agency. Click on Contact Me for more details.

I am the Wessex regional rep of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain, and also a member of BAFTA and the Royal Television Society.

Latest News

11 May 2017
I've just been interviewed on the latest of Danny Stack and Tim Clague's UK Scriptwriters podcasts. I talk about my time on Doctors and Family Affairs, my work on the Guinness Book of Records, and my various Doctor Who novels. We also try to tackle one key issue: does the 'career ladder' for TV writers still exist? Click here if you're interested, and do check out their other podcasts.

I've also launched my new novel on Patreon - click here for more.

30 September
I'm equally delighted to announce that, as of next week, I will be an Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, teaching on the undergraduate Genre Fiction module.

31 August
I'm delighted to say I'm the new Wessex regional rep for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. I'm still finding my feet, and I hope to get in touch with all the Guild members in the region soon, but if you need to get in touch with me for any reason, you can do via the link here.

4 January 2016
New year, new beginnings... I'm launching some script/prose reading and proofreading services via my web page. Please see the big 'Services' tab over to the top right, or my blog here. Do spread the word if you can!

25 October
My second ep of Fair City was on RTÉ One on 14 October; it's still available on RTÉ Player for a few more days.

7 July
My first episode of Fair City is on RTÉ One in Ireland this Thursday (9 July) at 8pm. After that it will be available worldwide on RTÉ Player.

4 June
The First Doctor Companion Chronicles box set was released yesterday. It features The Unwinding World by Ian Potter, The Founding Fathers and The Locked Room by Simon Guerrier, and my Susan story The Sleeping Blood. It can be bought direct from Big Finish here.

13 May 2015
In February I was asked to write for RTÉ's soap Fair City (series 26, episode 111, to be precise). Work was (largely) completed by the end of April, and yesterday I was asked to write another, so I think it's time to share the news! I'm off to Dublin again next week, and I will post a link to RTÉ Player here in due course. My first TV commission(s) of 2015. Hurrah!