Helen Farrall


Helen Farrall - formerly known as Helen Eatock - is a television scriptwriter and storyliner who was born on the Wirral but now lives in South Manchester. To date she has written over 30 hours of television, storylined many more and been involved in developing new series ideas. Helen has also written short and feature length film scripts and pieces for regional and community theatre. In 1996 she was a runner-up in the BAFTA/ Carl Foreman Awards. Helen is also a highly experienced scriptwriting tutor, script-reader and consultant. Her teaching spans every level from short vocational courses to Master of Arts degrees. She has advised national television companies and local writers' circles, and run workshops and given talks for higher education colleges, libraries, council initiatives and primary schools. She is the current Royal Literary Fund Fellow for the University of Central Lancashire.


Film And Tv Scriptwriting; Soap Operas; Children's Tv

Publications & Performance History

#TELEVISION: 2008 DOCTORS - 1 episode 2007 WIZBIT - bible and storylines 2007 THE LITTLE PUNJABI PRINCESS -development script 2002 to 2006 - BYKER GROVE - 12 episodes, 5 series 2005 - JESS THE BORDER COLLIE - 2 episodes 2003 - BAD GIRLS - 1 episode 2003 - JEOPARDY - 2 episodes 2003 - RICH BITCHES - developed teen drama bible and storylines 2000 to 2003 - CROSSROADS I and II - 18 episodes, 2 series; storylined 10 episodes 2001 - GRANGE HILL - 2 episodes 1999 - CHILDREN'S WARD - 1 episode; storylined 13 episodes 1998 to 1999 - DREAM TEAM - 15 episodes, 2 series 1997 to 1998 - EMMERDALE - Storyline writer #FILM: 1996 - THE HANGMAN'S DAUGHTER - Runner up in BAFTA/ Carl Foreman awards (feature length script) 1993 - SEEN AND NOT HEARD - Writer/ Co-Producer (25 mins) #THEATRE: 1995 - I SHOULD HAVE BEEN LIZ - Girls Up North Theatre for Manchester Festival 1995 - THE CRABTREES CELEBRATE - Young At Heart Reminiscence Theatre Company for Manchester City Council's 50 anniversary of VE Day celebrations 1995 - WHEN THE LIGHTS GO ON AGAIN - Young At Heart Reminiscence Theatre Company for Pumphouse People's History Museum 1994 - CELEBRATIONS AND SALVATIONS - Young At Heart Reminiscence Theatre Company for Manchester Age Concern #MULTI -MEDIA: 2007 -BBC JAM- developed 12 storylines and wrote one webisode for an interactive commission aimed at young people, 11-14 years, with Special Educational Needs, wishing to move towards independent living.

Workshop & Reading Experience

1997 to date - UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD - Tutor/ Mentor, MA Radio and TV Scriptwriting 2007 to date -ROYAL LITERARY FUND FELLOW, University of Central Lancashire 2008-LEEDS TRINITY & ALL SAINTS WRITERS FESTIVAL- scriptwriting workshop leader 2008- UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE LITERARY FESTIVAL - scriptwriting workshop leader 2006- 2007- UNIVERSITY OF BOLTON- Tutor (Screenwriting in Context, intro.to Screenwriting, Screenplay and writing TV Drama) BA Hons Media, Writing and Production 2005 - CHURCH ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL, Bolton - Speaker 2004 - BBC WRITERSROOM/ NORTHERN EXPOSURE - Speaker, Series & Serials masterclass (with Richard Stokes) 2003 to 2004 - HULME ADULT LEARNING CENTRE - Workshop Leader, Writing for Soaps 2003 - ALL WRITE/ CHORLEY CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL - Workshop Leader, Soap Suds 2002 - CORNERHOUSE - Tutor, Introduction to Scriptwriting (6 x 3 hours) 2002 - CARLTON TELEVISION NEW WRITING COURSE - Adviser, Writing for Soaps 2000 - CONTACT THEATRE - Workshop Leader, Script Squad (3 day workshop for 13 to 21 year olds) 1996 to 1999 - LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY - Tutor, Storylining and Writing for Long Running Drama Series, MA Screenwriting; Various pitching workshops 1997 - HULME ADULT LEARNING CENTRE - Tutor, Basic Scriptwriting (12 x 2 hours) 1997 - WIGAN BOROUGH COUNCIL/ LEIGH SCREENWRITERS' GROUP - Tutor/Facilitator (10 x 3 hours) 1996 - WIGAN BOROUGH COUNCIL - Tutor, Basic Scriptwriting (3 x 1 day workshops in libraries) 1992 to 1994 - VARIOUS - Short script courses for various borough councils, media projects and institutions


Available on request

Group size preference

Open to negotiation

Group age preference


Working languages


Area prepared to travel

Primarily North West, but open to negotiation

Other information

Represented by David Higham Associates Ltd Full member of the Writers� Guild of Great Britain BA (Hons) Film and Television Production member of NAWE, registered on Artscape directory Enhanced CRB certificate
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