Christopher and Christine Russell

Christopher and Christine Russell

Christopher Russell was a postman when he had his first radio play broadcast in 1975, having given up a job in the civil service to do shift work and have more daytime hours for writing. Since 1980, he has been a full-time television and radio script writer, and, more recently a children's novelist. He was longlisted for The Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2005 and The Waterstone's Children's Book Prize 2006. His wife Christine has always been closely involved with his work, storylining and script editing, and has television credits of her own. The Quest of the Warrior Sheep was the first book they wrote together.

Children's, Writer, Children's

TELEVISION BY CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL:

THE BILL - TALKBACK THAMES Fifty episodes. One of the original writers on the 50’ series and a lead writer for the twice weekly format.

A TOUCH OF FROST  EXCELSIOR/ YORKSHIRE  
“Minority of One”
“Stranger in the House”
“Quarry”
“Dead Male One”
“No Refuge”
“Paying the Price”
“Deep Waters”

MIDSOMER MURDERS  BENTLEY PRODUCTIONS SERIES IV and V  
“Garden of Death”
“Ring Out Your Dead”

CADFAEL CENTRAL TELEVISION
Adaptations of Ellis Peters’ novels:

“The Devil’s Novice”
“The Rose Rent”
“A Morbid Taste for Bones”
“The Potter’s Field”

WEXFORD BLUE HEAVEN
Adaptation of Ruth Rendell novel “Harm Done”

CROWN COURT GRANADA  
“Citizens”

GEMS - Daytime series TALKBACK THAMES - Lead Writer

OTHER SERIES CONTRIBUTED TO:

THE AMBASSADOR - Ecosse

AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN - Ecosse

HOME JAMES - TALKBACK THAMES

BERGERAC - BBC

EASTENDERS - BBC

LOOK AND READ BBC SCHOOLS TELEVISION 10 episode series
“Fairground”
“Geordie Racer”
“Through The Dragon’s Eye (With CHRISTINE RUSSELL)

IF YOU WERE ME - 5 x 20’

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION BY CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL:
JACKANORY PLAYHOUSE BBC  

“Rolf the Stonemason”
“The Knighties”

DRAMARAMA - “Mighty Mum and the Petnappers”

ILLUSIONS - TALKBACK THAMES 7 episode series

BBC RADIO BY CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL:

SWIMMER - Winner of Radio Times Play Competition 1983 and Giles Cooper Award 1984 Sold in Israel, Germany, Belgium, Finland, Austria, Yugoslavia.

Harvey’s Festival 55’  A Game of Sin 30’
The Devil and David Dobbs 55’ Vetchley 900 60’
C’est La Shoestrings 45’ Sweets on Sunday 55’
Getting Out 15’ Brandy for the Parson 60’
The Last Witch 90’ Cold Bath Fields 90’
Shelling Peas 55’ The Last Christmas 60’
Logic and Futility 90’ Screaming Alice 60’

BBC SCHOOLS RADIO BY CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL:

LISTEN! ARMADA ROCK 10 x 20’
HISTORY LONG AGO 5 x 20’
HISTORY NOT SO LONG AGO 4 x 20’

CAPITAL RADIO
PEPYS’ CAPITAL
5 X 7’