RICHARD BEVAN’S first commissioned stage play is at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 19th Oct – 6th Nov. Trading Faces examines the battle between modern love and a culture of self-gratification. Even in a world of mobile phones and emails, affairs aren’t always easy to hide from partners. In a society that encourages everyone to have it all, are we in danger of losing sight of what’s really important? Tickets £12/£10. Box Office 0844477100.
A Medal for Murder by FRANCES BRODY (aka Frances McNeil) is published in paperback by Piatkus/Little Brown on 7th Octber. Set in Harrogate in 1922, this is the second in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series.
Frances will be doing lunchtime signings at Waterstone's, Leeds on 16th October; Waterstone's, Lancaster on 23rd October; and Waterstone's, Harrogate on 30th October. Frances will be speaking at Waterstone's in the Wool Exchange, Bradford, at 6.30pm on Thursday 28th October. See www.frances-brody.com for details.
MARK BURT wrote the episodes of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on Monday 18th October.
JADEN CLARK wrote the episode of EastEnders going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Friday 22nd October.
DAVID CROFT and JIMMY PERRY co-wrote the episode of Dad's Army "Menace from the Deep" going out on BBC2 at 7:30pm on Saturday 16th October.
SIMON CROWTHER wrote the episode of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 8:30pm on Friday 22nd October.
North East playwright FIONA EVANS’S new play premieres at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough this autumn. Tense and thrilling, The Price of Everything calculates the price we pay for material possessions and the effect it has on our loved ones. The Price of Everything stars Andrew Dunn, who appeared in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies; Julie Riley, who recently starred in Amateur Girl for Hull Truck Theatre; and 17-year-old rising star Jodie Comer. Tickets cost between £10 and £20, with student tickets just £7, and can be booked by calling the box office on 01723 370541 or online at www.sjt.uk.com.
JEREMY FRONT'S dramatisation of A Charles Paris Mystery: Cast in Order of Disappearance goes out on Radio 4 at 11:00pm on Thursday 21st October.
HENRIETTA HARDY wrote the episode of Doctors on BBC1 at 1:45pm on Tuesday 19th October.
ROB JOHNSTON'S blackly comic play Under My Skin is being produced by Breathe Out Theatre at Studio Salford 13th-16th Oct at 8:oopm. Tickets from www.studiosalford.com.
NEIL JONES wrote the episode of Waterloo Road going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Wednesday 20th October.
DAVID LANE wrote the episode of Coronation Street going out on ITV1 at 7:30pm on Friday 22nd October.
PAUL LAVERTY wrote the screenplay for Route Irish and it was directed by Ken Loach. It will be screened as part of the London Film Festival on 23rd October.
JESSICA LEA wrote the episodes of Hollyoaks going out on C4 at 6:30pm on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd October.
MIKE LEIGH'S new film, Another Year, will have its UK premier simultaneously at cinemas around the country on Monday 18th October at 6:45pm for 7:00pm start. The premiere is the Centerpiece Gala at this year's London Film Festival, hosted by the Mayor of London. The screening will be followed by an onstage Q&A, live via satellite, with Mike Leigh and cast members Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen.
BILL LYONS wrote the episode of Emmerdale going out on ITV1 at 7:00pm on Wednesday 20th October.
JAN McBRIDE has won an international literature prize, the "Lit Award Ruhr Oberhausen 2010" with her short story Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes.
DAVID NOBBS co-wrote the episode of Reggie Perrin going out on BBC1 at 9:30pm on Thursday 21st October.
JANE PEARSON wrote the episode of Emmerdale going out on ITV1 at 7:00pm Monday 18th October.
ALISTAIR RUTHERFORD'S feature-length science-fiction screenplay, Backflip, is one of the two winners of the latest Wildsound Feature Screenplay Contest. On Saturday 16th October both winning scripts have their first acts read through by professional actors in a public event at the National Film Board of Canada in Toronto. The reading is filmed and put on the internet. The winner of a subsequent audience and online vote then has a full read-through in a similar event in December.
KATHRINE SMITH wrote the episode of Hollyoaks going out on C4 at 6:30pm on Monday 18th October.
BILL TAYLOR wrote the episode of Emmerdale going out on ITV1 at 7:00pm on Friday 22nd October.
JAN WOOLF'S book Fugues on a Funny Bone was launched on Tuesday 12th October at Daunt Books in Holland Park, West London. "Witty, poignant and penetrating, Jan Woolf's collection of stories takes the reader on an episodic journey through the interlinking lives of children and adults in a small London education 'unit' for troubled children. From a Hackney towpath to a day trip to Albania, she covers subjects as disparate as physics, communism and pornography...".
JUSTIN YOUNG wrote the episode of Holby City "Shifts" going out on BBC1 at 8:00pm on Tuesday 19th October.
KARIN YOUNG wrote the episode of Emmerdale going out on ITV1 at 7:00pm on Thursday 21st October.