Daran Little

Daran is an experienced BAFTA and RTS award-winning and EMMY-nominated TV drama writer. His credits include CORONATION STREET (on which he was one of the core writers for many years and won a 2010 Writers’ Guild Award), EASTENDERS and HOLLYOAKS. He was the Associate Head Writer on the US soap ALL MY CHILDREN for ABC, for which he was nominated for an EMMY award.

Daran’s original drama THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET was the winner of the 2011 BAFTA and RTS awards for Best Single Drama, the Broadcast Digital Award for Best Scripted Programme and the 2011 RTS North West award for Best Script Writer. Telling the story of CORONATION STREET it was directed by Charles Sturridge and starred Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie and Stephen Berkoff amongst others.

Daran is currently developing new drama series ideas with Hat Trick Productions and Vox Pictures, in addition to writing on EASTENDERS as part of the core team. He has recently worked on several new ideas with a number of producers, including ideas in development with ITV, BBC Comedy, Buccaneer Media and Monkey Kingdom. NBC Universal commissioned him to write a series bible and pilot script for a drama series and he co-wrote two pilot scripts for a new drama idea with Rupert Everett for Scott Free Productions. Daran has also worked with Lovely Day Productions, developing a number of original drama and comedy drama ideas including a comedy pilot, KITTEN CHIC, which premiered on Sky Living as part of their Love Matters season in April 2013. He was story producer on ITV2’s BAFTA Audience Award-winning THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX and is currently working as story executive on the BAFTA award-winning structured reality shows MADE IN CHELSEA and THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHESHIRE.

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TELEVISION - Scripted
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Company
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EASTENDERS (2010-18)
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BBC
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Core Writer.
Production
UNTITLED (2017-18)
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Hat Trick Productions
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Commissioned to write a treatment for a new drama series
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UNTITLED (2016)
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Vox Pictures
Notes
Commissioned to write a treatment for a new proposed drama series
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UNTITLED (2016)
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ITV Studios
Notes
Commissioned to write and develop a new drama project
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THE FAMILY ALBUM (2013-14)
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Buccaneer Media
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Original television drama project developed
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TWO'S COMPANY (2013-14)
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BBC
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Original comedy developed. 30' script commissioned.
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KITTEN CHIC (2012-13)
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Lovely Day Productions/Sky Living
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Writer and Executive Producer of this 30' original comedy commissioned as part of the Love Matters season.
Directed by Andy de Emmony
Lucien Laviscount (Trollied, Waterloo Road) and Lynda Baron (Open All Hours) star alongside Poppy Rush (Jinx)
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UNTITLED (2012-13)
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Lovely Day Productions
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Executive producer and writer on 2 pilot scripts commissioned by ITV for an original comedy drama show.
Production
GAY GRANDAD (2012)
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Lovely Day Productions
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Original Drama developed and script commissioned
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HOLIDAY PRINCESS (2012)
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Wall to Wall
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Treatment commissioned
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HOLLYOAKS (2012-13)
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Lime Pictures
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Commissioned to write blocks of episodes for this popular Channel 4 show.
Production
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (2011)
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NBC Universal
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Commissioned to write series bible and pilot script for new drama series in development.
Production
BOY BANNED (2011)
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Scott Free
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Commissioned to co-write series treatment and 2 pilot episodes of 60 minute drama.
Production
UNTITLED (2011)
Company
Ruby Film & TV
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Commissioned to write a treatment based on a novel.
Production
SOHO (2010)
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Lovely Day Productions
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Commissioned to write a treatment for an original musical drama idea.
Production
LANDED (2010)
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ITV Studios
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Development work on a new 20 part late night drama for ITV.
Production
THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET (2010-11)
Company
ITV Studios
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Writer of acclaimed 60 minute drama for BBC 4 broadcast as part of the 50 year CORONATION STREET celebrations.

*Winner of the 2011 BAFTA and RTS Awards for Best Single Drama and nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild TV Award. Directed by Charles Sturridge it starred Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie and Stephen Berkoff amongst others.
*2011 BAFTA Winner for Best Single Drama*
*2011 RTS Winner for Best Single Drama*
*2011 Broadcast Digital Award Winner Best Scripted Programme*
*2011 RTS North West Award Winner for Best Script Writer*
‘With fresh hurdles thrown up at every corner, the screenplay bristled with a sense of its own destiny.’ – Phil Hogan, The Observer
‘Writer Daran Little, an ex-Corrie man, expertly brought a key moment in TV history to life as he charted the battle to get a pilot made and the search for the perfect cast.’ – Keith Watson, Metro
‘Intelligently scripted and acted…A rare gem.’ The Observer
Production
HOLLYOAKS LATER (2009)
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Lime Pictures
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Wrote first episode of late night series on C4.
Production
CORONATION STREET (2009)
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ITV Productions
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Wrote 9 episodes of the 50 year old soap.
Production
ALL MY CHILDREN (2008-09)
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ABC
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Associate Head Writer on Daytime soap based in New York. Created story for 300 episodes.
*2009 & 2010 EMMY nominations for Best Soap Writing Team
Production
HOLLYOAKS (2007-08)
Company
Lime Pictures
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Working as a script writer on the UK’s leading teen soap. Wrote 12 episodes.
Production
IN THE CITY (2006-07)
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Mersey Television
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Creator, writer and producer of a 20 part drama series set in a Liverpool model agency. Transmitted on E4, C4 and BBC America.
Production
CORONATION STREET (2001-2006)
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Granada Television
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Worked as a script writer, writing a total of 95 episodes. Created the show’s first gay character in 43 years.
*2002 Nominated for British Soap Awards – best single episode
*2004 Nominated for British Soap Awards – best single episode
*2006 Nominated for a BAFTA – Best Writer, Drama Serials
Production
CHATROOM (2004)
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Granada Television
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Commissioned to write a one-off drama. Drama written but never produced.
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CORONATION STREET (1988-2000)
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Granada Television
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Worked for twelve years as Archivist and Researcher on Britain’s longest running television soap. Wrote 11 books on CORONATION STREET, two of which became bestsellers.
TELEVISION - STRUCTURED REALITY
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MADE IN CHELSEA Series 13-16 (2017-18)
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Monkey Kingdom
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Story Executive on E4 structured reality series
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THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHESHIRE Series 1-8 (2014-18)
Company
Monkey Kingdom
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Story Supervisor and Executive producer on ITVBe structured reality series
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MADE IN CHELSEA Series 2-12 (2011-16)
Company
Monkey Kingdom
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Story Supervisor on E4 structured reality series
Production
FIRST TIME FARMERS Series 2 (2013)
Company
Monkey Kingdom
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Story Consultant on this C4 constructed reality show.
Production
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX (2010-11)
Company
Lime Pictures
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Story Producer for BAFTA winning, hit ITV2 reality drama show
*2011 BAFTA Audience Award Winner
*2011 RTS North West Nominee for Best Entertainment Programme
TELEVISION - Scripted
Production Company Notes
EASTENDERS (2010-18) BBC Core Writer.
UNTITLED (2017-18) Hat Trick Productions Commissioned to write a treatment for a new drama series
UNTITLED (2016) Vox Pictures Commissioned to write a treatment for a new proposed drama series
UNTITLED (2016) ITV Studios Commissioned to write and develop a new drama project
THE FAMILY ALBUM (2013-14) Buccaneer Media Original television drama project developed
TWO'S COMPANY (2013-14) BBC Original comedy developed. 30' script commissioned.
KITTEN CHIC (2012-13) Lovely Day Productions/Sky Living Writer and Executive Producer of this 30' original comedy commissioned as part of the Love Matters season.
Directed by Andy de Emmony
Lucien Laviscount (Trollied, Waterloo Road) and Lynda Baron (Open All Hours) star alongside Poppy Rush (Jinx)
UNTITLED (2012-13) Lovely Day Productions Executive producer and writer on 2 pilot scripts commissioned by ITV for an original comedy drama show.
GAY GRANDAD (2012) Lovely Day Productions Original Drama developed and script commissioned
HOLIDAY PRINCESS (2012) Wall to Wall Treatment commissioned
HOLLYOAKS (2012-13) Lime Pictures Commissioned to write blocks of episodes for this popular Channel 4 show.
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY (2011) NBC Universal Commissioned to write series bible and pilot script for new drama series in development.
BOY BANNED (2011) Scott Free Commissioned to co-write series treatment and 2 pilot episodes of 60 minute drama.
UNTITLED (2011) Ruby Film & TV Commissioned to write a treatment based on a novel.
SOHO (2010) Lovely Day Productions Commissioned to write a treatment for an original musical drama idea.
LANDED (2010) ITV Studios Development work on a new 20 part late night drama for ITV.
THE ROAD TO CORONATION STREET (2010-11) ITV Studios Writer of acclaimed 60 minute drama for BBC 4 broadcast as part of the 50 year CORONATION STREET celebrations.

*Winner of the 2011 BAFTA and RTS Awards for Best Single Drama and nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild TV Award. Directed by Charles Sturridge it starred Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie and Stephen Berkoff amongst others.
*2011 BAFTA Winner for Best Single Drama*
*2011 RTS Winner for Best Single Drama*
*2011 Broadcast Digital Award Winner Best Scripted Programme*
*2011 RTS North West Award Winner for Best Script Writer*
‘With fresh hurdles thrown up at every corner, the screenplay bristled with a sense of its own destiny.’ – Phil Hogan, The Observer
‘Writer Daran Little, an ex-Corrie man, expertly brought a key moment in TV history to life as he charted the battle to get a pilot made and the search for the perfect cast.’ – Keith Watson, Metro
‘Intelligently scripted and acted…A rare gem.’ The Observer
HOLLYOAKS LATER (2009) Lime Pictures Wrote first episode of late night series on C4.
CORONATION STREET (2009) ITV Productions Wrote 9 episodes of the 50 year old soap.
ALL MY CHILDREN (2008-09) ABC Associate Head Writer on Daytime soap based in New York. Created story for 300 episodes.
*2009 & 2010 EMMY nominations for Best Soap Writing Team
HOLLYOAKS (2007-08) Lime Pictures Working as a script writer on the UK’s leading teen soap. Wrote 12 episodes.
IN THE CITY (2006-07) Mersey Television Creator, writer and producer of a 20 part drama series set in a Liverpool model agency. Transmitted on E4, C4 and BBC America.
CORONATION STREET (2001-2006) Granada Television Worked as a script writer, writing a total of 95 episodes. Created the show’s first gay character in 43 years.
*2002 Nominated for British Soap Awards – best single episode
*2004 Nominated for British Soap Awards – best single episode
*2006 Nominated for a BAFTA – Best Writer, Drama Serials
CHATROOM (2004) Granada Television Commissioned to write a one-off drama. Drama written but never produced.
CORONATION STREET (1988-2000) Granada Television Worked for twelve years as Archivist and Researcher on Britain’s longest running television soap. Wrote 11 books on CORONATION STREET, two of which became bestsellers.
TELEVISION - STRUCTURED REALITY
Production Company Notes
MADE IN CHELSEA Series 13-16 (2017-18) Monkey Kingdom Story Executive on E4 structured reality series
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF CHESHIRE Series 1-8 (2014-18) Monkey Kingdom Story Supervisor and Executive producer on ITVBe structured reality series
MADE IN CHELSEA Series 2-12 (2011-16) Monkey Kingdom Story Supervisor on E4 structured reality series
FIRST TIME FARMERS Series 2 (2013) Monkey Kingdom Story Consultant on this C4 constructed reality show.
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX (2010-11) Lime Pictures Story Producer for BAFTA winning, hit ITV2 reality drama show
*2011 BAFTA Audience Award Winner
*2011 RTS North West Nominee for Best Entertainment Programme