Nick Leather



Nick Leather created and lead-wrote drama series ROCKET’S ISLAND (29 eps), which tx’d on CBBC from 2012-15, and was twice BAFTA nominated for ‘Best Children’s Drama’. Other television credits include BROKEN, (BBC1), JUSTICE (BBC1), MOVING ON, 2 eps (BBC1), SECRETS AND WORDS (BBC1), THE DUMPING GROUND (CBBC) and THE WORST WITCH (CBBC).  Currently writing feature length real-life crime drama MURDERED FOR BEING DIFFERENT for BBC3. Recent original commissions include BROADLANDS (Euston Films), DUCHESS FOR A DAY (ITVS), 15 FROGS (Lime Pictures) and SWAPPERS (BBC).  In 2013 he was BAFTA-nominated in the Best Children’s Writer category for THE CLOUDWATCH CLUB, his episode of STEPPING UP (CBBC/BBC1). In 2012 he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Episode Of A Continuing Drama for his work on HOLLYOAKS. He created the Radio 4 series COTTONOPOLIS, and his other radio work includes THE DOMINO MAN OF LANCASHIRE and WEDNESDAYS WITH STRANGERS (both Radio 4), and A NORTHERN ELEGY (Radio 3). His stageplay ALL THE ORDINARY ANGELS was produced on the main stage of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre and won the Pearson Award for Best New Play; BILLY WONDERFUL was produced at the Liverpool Everyman. He has previously been Playwright-in-Residence at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Screenwriter-in-Residence at Lime Pictures, and Writer-on Attachment at the Royal National Theatre.