Stephen Wyatt

Playwright, Radio/tv/screenwriter


Stephen Wyatt is the only writer to have won the Tinniswood award for best original radio script twice – for Memorials to the Missing in 2008 and Gerontius in 2011. Memorials also won a Sony Academy award. He has written more than 20 original plays for radio, including Double Jeopardy and Strangers on a Film, both with Patrick Stewart as Raymond Chandler, and most recently The Organist’s Daughter. A skilled adapter, Stephen’s many radio dramatisations include Tom Jones, Vanity Fair, Stefan Zweig’s Beware of Pity, The Talented Mr Ripley, four contributions to BBC Radio 4’s Classic Chandler series and Dante’s The Divine Comedy. In collaboration with Claire Grove, he has also written So You Want to Write Radio Drama? published by Nick Hern Books.

His television work includes Dr Who, The House of Elliott and Casualty. Both his Dr Who stories Paradise Towers and The Greatest Show in the Galaxy have been released on DVD. His theatre work has been seen in York, Leicester, Leeds and Coventry and in London venues ranging from the West End’s Apollo Theatre to the Bubble Theatre’s touring tent. In 2011 his musical comedy Pick Yourself Up was revived at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and his monologue The Standard Bearer was performed in both London and Los Angeles. In 2013 his libretto for a reconstruction of Debussy’s Devil in the Belfry was premiered in Göttingen. In 2012 he published his first novel Big Dipper. He is currently an artistic associate of New Writing South.

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Stephen Wyatt

Playwright, Radio/tv/screenwriter


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  • University of Greenwich, 2018–2019
  • University of Greenwich, 2011–2012
  • University of Sussex, 2008–2010