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Long Running Series

By Catherine Considine
Long Running Series

Hi Everyone,
As you know, the Long Running Series Working Group has started looking at issues affecting writers on long-running TV drama series (Casualty, Coronation Street, Doctors, EastEnders, Emmerdale, Holby, Hollyoaks, Red Rock and River City). Our intention is to meet with key personnel on these shows, and relevant people at the broadcasters, and to begin a dialogue aimed at improving practices. We’ll be in touch again in advance of meetings with the shows concerned but, as a first stage, we’d be very interested to hear feedback from members on any specific issues you’d like to raise (while we won’t be discussing individual cases, we’d be happy to hear examples of where and how the systems on these shows may be failing writers – and, of course, any suggestions for improvements).
Please contact Catherine (, who’s kindly agreed to co-ordinate responses.
Best wishes,
Matt Connell, Diane Culverhouse, Christine Glover, Julie Press, Nick Turner, Gary Wild
(Long Running Series Working Group)