Christine Marshall

Christine is a comedy and drama TV and radio scriptwriter who also writes for the stage.

She is currently developing a number of original comedy ideas with producers – Hat Trick have optioned an original comedy drama idea, SITTING, and commissioned an initial pilot script and series treatment. Channel X have also optioned an original comedy drama idea of hers.

Her broadcast credits include DOCTORS and several original radio plays.

Christine is a winner of the TAPS Award in the comedy category and the WR Foundation Playwright Award for her play SALFORD STUFFERS which also gained her an Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Commendation. Her play THREE SHEETS was runner-up for the prestigious Bruntwood Prize and had a run at the Lowry Studio. Her most recent play NO LOSS, JOE LOSS had a successful four performance run at the Lowry Studio last year as part of an emerging talent scheme run by the Lowry.

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SITTING (2010 - 2015)
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Hat Trick
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Original comedy series. Initial 60 minute script and series treatment commissioned
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MADE UP (2011-2013)
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Channel X
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Original comedy drama idea optioned
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UNTITLED (2009)
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Freeform
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Original comedy idea optioned
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PRAM
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North West Vision and Media
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Short film selected for Cannes.
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UNTITLED (2008-2009)
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One Eyed Dog
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Development work for a Sunday evening comedy drama series idea.
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UNTITLED (2008-2009)
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Comedy Unit
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Developed a new drama series idea.
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HOLDING THE NOTE (2005 - 2006)
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Granada Drama
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Original comedy drama series, optioned and developed, with Kim Crowther and Keiran Roberts.
*Winner of TAPS comedy category
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UNTITLED (2005 - 2006)
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BBC Comedy
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Developed ideas with Jon Vorhauss and Gill Isle
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UNTITLED (2005 - 2006)
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Granada
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Series drama development
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DOCTORS (2003)
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BBC
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Commissioned to write one episode - "Measure of a Man" - broadcast November 2003
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CORONATION STREET
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Granada
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Worked on the story-lining team for five months.
RADIO
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BAGUETTES AND BARNS (2006)
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BBC Radio 4
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Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play. Producer - Gary Brown, BBC Manchester.
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LOST IN LIVERPOOL (2005)
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BBC Radio 4
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One of six writers on a commission for the City of Culture year. Producer - Gary Brown.
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A BIT OF A HOLE (2005)
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BBC Radio 4
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Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play. Producer - Jenny Stephens.
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TALK TO STICKY (2003)
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BBC Radio 4
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Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play with Tina Gray and Ann Rye. Producer - Jenny Stephens.
THEATRE
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NO LOSS, JOE LOSS (2011)
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Lowry Studio, Manchester
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4 performance run as part of Emerging Talent Scheme
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THREE SHEETS (2008 - 2009)
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North West Playwrights
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Performed at the Lowry.
*Winner of the Royal Exchange Writers’ Prize 2008
*Nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award
*Finalist for The Bruntwood Prize
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SALFORD STUFFERS (2006)
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Lowry, Salford
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*Commendation received from Amnesty International 'Freedom of Expression' Award.
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A LOAD OF OLD WOMEN & A BIT OF A SLAPPER
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Edinburgh Festival
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*Residency at Leeds Yorkshire Playhouse with Artistic Director Alex Chisholm
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A LOAD OF OLD WOMEN & A BIT OF A SLAPPER (2003)
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Buxton Drama Fringe Festival
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*Winner Best New Drama and Best Overall Performance
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BARKING & GOING DOWN (2002)
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Robert Powell Theatre, Salford
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STUFFERS (2002)
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North West Playwrights / Bolton Octagon
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BARKING (2001)
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Bolton Festival
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*Winner New Drama Writing Award
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WHITBY BELL
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Buxton Festival
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*Winner of New Drama Writing Award
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AN ACCEPTABLE LOSS (1998)
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*Winner North West Playwright Award
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PRAM (2010)
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Short film accredited at Cannes Film Festival.
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JELLY SHOE (2008)
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*Following entry into North West Vision's Digital Departures - script reached last twelve in the competition
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MOST WEDNESDAYS (2006)
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Short Film
TELEVISION
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SITTING (2010 - 2015) Hat Trick Original comedy series. Initial 60 minute script and series treatment commissioned
MADE UP (2011-2013) Channel X Original comedy drama idea optioned
UNTITLED (2009) Freeform Original comedy idea optioned
PRAM North West Vision and Media Short film selected for Cannes.
UNTITLED (2008-2009) One Eyed Dog Development work for a Sunday evening comedy drama series idea.
UNTITLED (2008-2009) Comedy Unit Developed a new drama series idea.
HOLDING THE NOTE (2005 - 2006) Granada Drama Original comedy drama series, optioned and developed, with Kim Crowther and Keiran Roberts.
*Winner of TAPS comedy category
UNTITLED (2005 - 2006) BBC Comedy Developed ideas with Jon Vorhauss and Gill Isle
UNTITLED (2005 - 2006) Granada Series drama development
DOCTORS (2003) BBC Commissioned to write one episode - "Measure of a Man" - broadcast November 2003
CORONATION STREET Granada Worked on the story-lining team for five months.
RADIO
Production Company Notes
BAGUETTES AND BARNS (2006) BBC Radio 4 Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play. Producer - Gary Brown, BBC Manchester.
LOST IN LIVERPOOL (2005) BBC Radio 4 One of six writers on a commission for the City of Culture year. Producer - Gary Brown.
A BIT OF A HOLE (2005) BBC Radio 4 Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play. Producer - Jenny Stephens.
TALK TO STICKY (2003) BBC Radio 4 Original Radio 4 Afternoon Play with Tina Gray and Ann Rye. Producer - Jenny Stephens.
THEATRE
Production Company Notes
NO LOSS, JOE LOSS (2011) Lowry Studio, Manchester 4 performance run as part of Emerging Talent Scheme
THREE SHEETS (2008 - 2009) North West Playwrights Performed at the Lowry.
*Winner of the Royal Exchange Writers’ Prize 2008
*Nominated for the Meyer Whitworth Award
*Finalist for The Bruntwood Prize
SALFORD STUFFERS (2006) Lowry, Salford *Commendation received from Amnesty International 'Freedom of Expression' Award.
A LOAD OF OLD WOMEN & A BIT OF A SLAPPER Edinburgh Festival *Residency at Leeds Yorkshire Playhouse with Artistic Director Alex Chisholm
A LOAD OF OLD WOMEN & A BIT OF A SLAPPER (2003) Buxton Drama Fringe Festival *Winner Best New Drama and Best Overall Performance
BARKING & GOING DOWN (2002) Robert Powell Theatre, Salford
STUFFERS (2002) North West Playwrights / Bolton Octagon
BARKING (2001) Bolton Festival *Winner New Drama Writing Award
WHITBY BELL Buxton Festival *Winner of New Drama Writing Award
AN ACCEPTABLE LOSS (1998) *Winner North West Playwright Award
FILM
Production Company Notes
PRAM (2010) Short film accredited at Cannes Film Festival.
JELLY SHOE (2008) *Following entry into North West Vision's Digital Departures - script reached last twelve in the competition
MOST WEDNESDAYS (2006) Short Film