Sue Teddern

Radio/tv/screenwriter

Sue Teddern’s many radio dramas include five series of Soloparentpals, In Mates, Sad Girl and The Charm Factory. Her first scriptwriting credit was for The Archers and she was on the writing team of Westway, the BBC World Service serial. Her television writing credits include Birds of a Feather, Bosom Pals and Happy Together. During her RLF post at the University of Essex, she got chatting with a student who had been married to a serviceman, and this conversation became the inspiration for Homefront, an ITV drama series about army families, which Sue created and co-wrote.

Sue is an experienced lecturer in creative writing. A ‘graduate’ of the Arvon Foundation, she has co-tutored courses at all their centres and served on their management council for seven years. She has lectured in screenwriting, radio drama and sitcom at Central School of Speech and Drama, the University of East Anglia, City University and Norwich University College of the Arts. She was screenwriter-in-residence at the University of Exeter from 2002 to 2007 and taught the MA module ‘Developing the Feature Screenplay’. Sue has co-written Writing for TV and Radio: a writers’ and artists’ companion (Bloomsbury, 2015) with Nick Warburton.

Sue’s first job was as a window-dresser. She came to writing via secretarial work and magazine journalism, working on a wide range of titles: from 19 and My Guy to the Guardian and Holland Herald. She lives in Hove where, with her husband, Edward Crask, she runs skribita writing workshops and community development projects.

Sue Teddern

Fellowships

University of Sussex 2014/15
University of East Anglia 2010-12
University of Essex 2009/10