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Becky Prestwich

Writer - Stage / Radio / Television

Agent: Jean Kitson -

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Becky Prestwich is a regular writer on Holby City and Doctors. She has written four Afternoon Dramas for BBC Radio 4 (one of which, Just the Three of Us, has been nominated for The Tinniswood Award 2021 for Best Audio Drama), has written for BBC3 and has an original crime drama in development with Lime Pictures. As a playwright, she specialises in work with community casts and in non-traditional theatre spaces, including Chip Shop Chips (Box of Tricks Theatre) and Under the Market Roof (Junction 8 Theatre). Her community play for the reopening of the Bolton Octagon has now been reimagined as an audio piece and recorded by the Young Octagon actors.




Currently writing

Mother Mountain Productions

Development work on short film series

Fault Lines: Money, Sex and Blood

Wrote episode 1 of the Glenda Jackson series Fault Lines, broadcasting on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 17th January. Listen here.


Holby City (2016-2021)

9 x 60′ episodes and 1 x 40′ (Covid) episode of the long-running medical drama.

The Fortress (2020)
Lime Pictures / Channel 4

Original drama under option. Pilot script commissioned.

Sexual Harassment on Trial (2019)

Drama inserts for a new investigative piece for BBC3, currently available on BBC iPlayer.

BBC TV Drama Writer's Programme 2016

Commissioned to write the pilot episode of original drama series WARD 4 as part of this prestigious programme.

Doctors (2015-2017)

6 x 30′ episodes of the daytime drama, having successfully completed the shadow scheme in 2015.


Just the Three of Us (2020)
BBC Radio 4

Afternoon drama play, starring Lorraine Ashbourne, Michelle Keegan and Jason Done, and produced by Pauline Harris. Broadcast 27th July 2020.

NOMINATED: The Tinniswood Award 2021 for Best Audio Drama

My Mother's Daughter (2018)
BBC Radio 4

Afternoon drama play, starring Sue Johnston and Christine Bottomley, directed by Pauline Harris.

Aliyah (2015)
BBC Radio 4

45’ Afternoon Drama. Broadcast June 2015, produced by Pauline Harris and starring Gillian Bevan, David Fleeshman and Ashley Margolis. A BBC Pick of the Week.

Chopping Onions (2013)
BBC Radio 4

45’ Afternoon Drama. Broadcast May 2013, produced by Pauline Harris and starring Maureen Lipman and Sarah Smart.


Chip Shop Chips (2016-2018)
Box of Tricks

Sell out northern tour Feb-April 2016 and returned for a nationwide tour Feb-April 2018.

Under the Market Roof (2017)
Junction 8 Theatre

New play with director Liz Stevenson and producer Nick Stevenson performed October 2017.

The Girl from Ward Four (2015)
Monkeywood Theatre

Play development, commissioned as part of Monkeywood’s Up:Rising new writing scheme.

Dunham Massey (2014)
National Trust

Series of short dramas to illustrate Dunham Massey’s use as a hospital in WW1

The Bear, The Owl and The Angel (2013)
Three Streets Productions

Performed at the New Wimbledon Theatre in July 2013 as part of a double-bill of new writing.

Pages From My Songbook (2013)
Royal Exchange Theatre / Alligator Club

One of five writers contributing to an evening of short plays inspired by music. Produced by the Alligator Club (a collective of Northwest writers) July 2013.

The Boy in the Photograph (2013)
The Tobacco Factory Theatre

The play is currently being developed by the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol having won the Tobacco Factory’s Script Space V Competition

Runner-Up Prize: BBC’S Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, Jan 2014.

Received a reading at the Royal Exchange Theatre and a scratch performance at the Zion Arts Centre.

Baby Can You Hear Me?
BBC Writersroom/Live Theatre/ Slung Low

Short play filmed on location by Slung Low and available to view on The Space: a BBC and Arts Council service offering access to the arts.

Word Play NWxSW (2010)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Bolton Octagon Theatre and national tour. Wrote GLOBE IN THE ATTIC, a short play

How The Cabinet Maker Crossed The Road

Script in development. Extracts from the play were performed as part of the Library Theatre’s Re:Play festival.

Rehearsed Reading as part of the Bolton Octagon’s Top Five Festival of new writing

Solomon Child (2011)
The Royal Exchange Theatre

Young People’s Theatre Workshop, May 2011. Performed by the Young People’s Theatre Workshop (14-19 yrs) in the Studio, Royal Exchange.

Word:Play 4 (2011)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Arcola Theatre, March 2011. Wrote KING OF THE CASTLE, one of six short plays

Letting in The Air (2009)
The Old Red Lion

Short-listed for the Pearson Playwriting Scheme 2009.

“A wonderful small play” – The Spectator

“A thing of rare beauty” – Camden New Journal

Word: Play 2 (2008)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

Theatre503, Nov 2008. CHOPPING ONIONS, short play.

Word: Play 1 (2008)
Box of Tricks Theatre Company

The Union Theatre, Mar 2008. THE BOYS IN THE TOWER, short play.

“Original and ambitious new writing” – The British Theatre Guide

Streetlights and Shadows (2007)
The White Bear Theatre Club

April 2007.

**** “A bold piece of work that engages on many levels” – Time Out, Show of the Week and Critic’s Choice