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Jyoti Fernandes


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Jyoti is currently producing Grantchester Series 9 for ITV. She recently Produced the television adaptation of The Catch by bestselling author T M Logan for Channel 5, starring Jason Watkins, and The Teacher, a 4-part drama also for Channel 5 starring Sheridan Smith. She was the Development Producer and Script Executive on the single drama My Name is Leon for BBC. As a Script Editor/Producer, she has worked on numerous projects including You, Me and the Apocalypse for Working Title/Sky, Stella for Sky 1/Tidy Productions, and BBC Silent Witness. Additionally, she was a Producer on EastEnders for two years. Before embarking on her producing career, Jyoti was an established writer working on original and continuing drama for television, radio and theatre, and also established her own theatre company specialising in touring musicals and launching the acting career of Parminder Nagra.



Grantchester Series 9 (2023-2024)
Kudos / ITV

Producer on the 9th series of the 6 x 60’ detective drama series for ITV.

Exec Producer: Emma Kingsman-Lloyd

The Catch (2022)
Projector Pictures / Channel 5

Producer on this new 4 x 60′ psychological thriller series based on T M Logan’s novel of the same name. Starring Jason Watkins, Aneurin Barnard, Poppy Gilbert, Cathy Belton, Ian Pirie, Brenda Fricker.

Director: Robert Quinn
Writer: Michael Crompton
Exec Producers: Rachel Gesua, Suzi McIntosh, Trevor Eve, Aaron Farrell, Larry Bass & Michael Crompton

The Teacher (2021)
Clapperboard Studios / Channel 5 / Netflix

Producer on this 4 x 60′ thriller series starring Sheridan Smith, Samuel Bottomley and Ian Puleston-Davies.

Director: Dominic Leclerc
Writers: Barunka O’Shaughnessy & Jonathan Gilbert
Exec Producer: Mike Benson

My Name Is Leon (2020-2021)
Douglas Road Productions / Tiger Aspect / BBC

Script Executive on this 90-minute screen adaptation by Shola Amoo, based on the best-selling novel by Kit de Waal.

Director Lynette Linton.
Executive Producers: Lenny Henry, Angel Ferreira, Gub Neil, Edward Barlow & Mona Qureshi
Producer: Carol Harding

WINNER: I Talk TV 2022 – Best Single Drama
WINNER: C21 International Drama Award 2022 – Best TV Movie

Development Producer (2016-2020)
Douglas Road Productions / Artists Studio

Development Producer across a slate of development projects for Lenny Henry’s company Douglas Road Productions. Projects included original series and adaptations with writers: Shola Amoo, Jonathan Harvey, Trix Worrell, David Alison, Meera Syal, Tanika Gupta, Lenny Henry, Hyde Panesar & Nathan Caton, Carmen Harris, Carol Russell.

You, Me and the Apocalypse
Working Title Films / Big Balls Films / NBC / Sky

Series Script Producer on this 10 x 60’ series.

Producer: Nick Pitt, Polly Buckle / Susie Liggat.
Exec Producer: Juliette Howell.
Created by Iain Hollands.
Writers: Mickey Down, Geoff Bussetil & Ben Vanstone, Julian Jones, Richard Welsh, Iain Hollands.

Stella 2 & 3
Tidy Productions / Sky

Script Associate on two series of this popular 6 x 60′ comedy drama starring Ruth Jones.

Writers: Rob Evans, Simon Ludders, Ben Edwards, Ruth Jones, David Peet.
Producer: Jon Williams.
Executive Producer: David Peet & Ruth Jones.

Street Legal
Sony Pictures Television International / ITV

Development Producer. Developed and produced pitch and pilot episode for this 40 x 30′ continuing legal drama for ITV Daytime.

Showrunner, Writer & Executive Producer: Chris Murray.
Executive Producer for SPTI Dean Hargrove. Series Producer: Mike Dormer.


Producer on this flagship continuing drama for BBC1. Worked on all aspects of scripts, production and post on 50 Episodes, including a ‘special’ shot entirely on location in France.

Executive Producer: Kate Harwood, Kathleen Hutchison.
Worked with writers including Sarah Phelps, James Payne, Ashley Pharaoh, Jeff Povey, Christopher Reason, Rob Gittins.

BAFTA Winner
, Best Continuing Drama 2006

Bad Girls
Shed Productions / ITV

Story Producer, storylined this iconic series set in a women’s prison with co-creators, Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick. Created series arcs and individual episode storylines, scene breakdowns and character biogs. Also oversaw the commissioning process and sourcing new writers for the series.

Writers: Polly Eden, Ann McManus, Maureen Chadwick.
Executive Producer: Brian Park.

Silent Witness (Series 6, 7 & 8)

Series Script Editor on 3 series of this iconic crime drama for BBC 1, starring Amanda Burton and introducing Tom Ward and William Gaminara. Script edited 10 x 120′ episodes.

Producer: Nick Pitt.
Executive Producers: Jessica Pope, Laura Mackie.
Writers: Ed Whitmore, Stephen Brady, Tony McHale, Michael Crompton, Dusty Hughes.
Directors: Jon East, Ashley Pearce, Rennie Rye, Nick Renton, Patrick Lau, Coky Giedroyc.

Carlton Television

Script Producer/Series Script Editor, worked across the initial revival of this re-booted 5 x 30′ continuing series. Managed the script department, and oversaw all script responsibilities pre, during and post shoot.

Series Producers: Kay Patrick, David Shanks.
Executive Producer: Sharon Bloom.

Casualty (Series 14)

Script Editor on this long-running drama series.

Producer: Tim Bradley.
Series Producer: Alexei de Keyser.
Writers: Simon Mirren, Andrew Rattenbury, Tony McHale, Len Collin, Jeff Povey.

Family Affairs
Grundy Productions / C5

Script Editor/Storyliner on this long-running soap. Devised concept and created series arcs and episode storylines with Mal Young before solely script editing first 25 episodes – ready for transmission for the launch of Channel 5.

Creator and Executive Producer: Mal Young.
Executive Producer for C5: Corrinne Hollingworth.

World English
BBC Schools

Series Script Editor

Big Kids
BBC Children's

Series Script Editor

Grange Hill

Series Script Editor

Dream Child
BBC / Crucial Films

Writer, 10min film – Funky Black Shorts series






True Blue
BBC Radio 4

Writer, 60min original play

Park Lodge
BBC Radio 5

Writer, 6 x 60′ original series

Magic Roundabout
Radio 1

Action special – read by Sir Michael Hordern


Writer: Moonlight Serenade, Phoenix Arts, Leicester & Lyric Hammersmith

Writer: The Ballad of Billy Rainbow, Edinburgh Fringe & Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: The Life and Loves of Mr Patel, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Nimai, Leicester Haymarket Studio, introducing Parminder Nagra

Writer: Kali Mata, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Safar, Leicester Haymarket Studio

Writer: Subah O Shaam, Derby Playhouse Studio

Writer: Kirti, Sona and Ba, Leicester Haymarket Studio, starring Meera Syal and Shaheen Khan

Writer: Prem, Battersea Arts Centre/Soho Poly Theatre, starring Sudha Bhuchar

Writer: Awaaj, The Other Place, Stratford
upon Avon
Finalist; RSC New Writers’ Project

Writer: Lina, Royal Court Young Writers’ Festival