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Jillian Mannion


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Jillian Mannion is an award-winning screenwriter from Scotland. She’s a main writer and story consultant for BBC Scotland’s continuing drama River City and has written for Casualty and Death in Paradise as well as being a lead writer for Netflix docu-drama Blood, Sex and Royalty. She has written on the upcoming series 2 of Granite Harbour for BBC / LA Productions.

In February 2022, Jillian was awarded the Best Long Running Series Award from WGGB for an episode of River City. She was a mentee on WFTV’s 4 Nations mentoring scheme in 2021 where she won awards for Best Presentation and Best Short Film. Jillian’s first feature film script, Random Acts of Romance, was nominated for Best Dramatic Screenplay at the LEO Awards. She has started directing and producing her own short films and is a guest trainer for Pocket Stories who teach smartphone filmmaking.



River City S25
BBC Studios

Core writer

Granite Harbour S2
LA Productions / BBC

Writing 1 x 60′ episode for upcoming second season of drama series

Hopscotch Films

6-part returning 30-minute comedy/drama series in development

Wave of Light
Solstice Pictures

Original feature screenplay in development


Blood, Sex & Royalty (2022-2023)
Nutopia / Netflix

Lead writer on 3 episodes for the first series of this docu-drama

J'adore New York (2022-2023)
ReelOne Entertainment

Television Film

Death in Paradise S11 (2021)
Red Planet / BBC

Episode 7 of Series 11 of this British-French crime drama television series, broadcast on 18th February 2022

River City
BBC Studios

Series 24, Episodes 5, 6, 51, 52, 57 and 58
Series 23, Episodes 7 and 27
Series 22, Episodes 13, 20, 25, 26, 46 and 58
Series 21, Episodes 1, 20, 28, 36 and 49
Series 20, Episodes 3 and 28

Winner of the WGGB Award 2022 for Best Long Running TV Series for Episode 28 of Series 21

Casualty (2019-2020)
BBC Studios

Wrote on Series 34, 2 episodes. First episode broadcast 11th January 2020.

The Range (2007)
Deauberdadi Productions

“Life Begins at 40”


Random Acts Of Romance (2012)
Purple Productions

Feature Film
Director: Katrin Bowen
Nominated for Best Screenplay at the LEO Awards

Troublemaker Court (2008)

Short Film
Producer: Dylan Drummond

First Debt (2006)

Short Film
Director: Jim Norman


Tea People (2014)
Flyboy Creative

Awards & Nominations

Winner of Best Long Running Series at WGGB Awards 2022 for River City

Winner of Best Presentation (How to Write for Continuing Drama and Best Short Film on Young Offender) on WFTV’s Mentoring Scheme

Winner of Best Writer at 48 Hour Film Project for The Handover

Winner of Donald Dewar Arts Award for Creative Writing

Nominated for Audience Award at the Scottish BAFTAs 2020 for River City

Nominated for Best Screenplay at the LEO Awards for Random Acts of Romance

Quarter-finalist of Hollywood’s Page Screenwriting Awards for Chances Are

Awards in Academics, Professionalism and Script Analysis at Vancouver Film School

Relevant Employment & Experience

Reading Panel for WFTV Kay Mellor Screenwriters Lab 2023

WGGB Awards Sitcom Jury 2022

WFTV 4 Nations Mentoring Scheme 2021

River City Story Conferences
2017 – Present

BBC Scotland Writers Room Residential
June 2017

Freelance Script Editor and Script Reader

Fiction Journalist D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd (Publishers) Sep 2008-2014

BBC Script Secretary “River City”