Glen Laker: Scriptwriter, Shed-Dweller…

Hello. I’m a writer for television and film. I’ve been on the ward with Holby City (BBC). I’m currently on the moors with Vera (ITV). I’m represented by Jago Irwin at Independent Talent.



I wrote “MUDDY WATERS”, episode three of the fifth series of VERA, starring Brenda Blethyn and Kenny Doughty, with Mark Bonnar, Alex Reid, Mark Womack, Jennifer Hennessy, Aisling Franciosi and Lee Ross. Directed by Stewart Svaasand. It was shown on ITV1 on Sunday 19th, April 2015. It’s now available to watch on ITVPlayer.

I’m currently writing episode two of the sixth series of VERA, which will be on TV in Spring 2016.


“HOLBY CITY” – I graduated from the 2012/2013 Holby City Writers Scheme and wrote the episode “CRUSH” (S16 E33) for the BBC’s popular medical drama. It was the one with elephant pox and a Tom Jones impersonator in it. Broadcast on BBC1 on 27th May 2014. See Updates for press reviews.

“ONE LAST DANCE” – Short film, funded by Kickstarter to the tune of £18k.  Director: Luke Losey. Cast: Jonathan Pryce and Shane Attwooll. It’s due to shoot in June 2015. Updates will appear here:

“BLUEBIRD” – This is a sci-fi feature being produced by Polaris Pictures in the US. For a few months in early 2013, we were developing it with John Carpenter. That was a buzz. Screenplay available to read via my agent.


“THE PAINTING” – Writer-Director-Editor of original 6-minute drama, starring Simon Paisley Day and Lesley Vickerage. Available to view in HD on its own website:


Short film “THE BOY IN THE OAK” screened in competition at Cannes 2013. World premiere at the Bel Air Film Festival at UCLA in October 2012. Directed by Luke Losey and narrated by Jude Law, with original score by Damon Albarn. A trailer is available to view on the video page.


“CHAMPION OF THE WORLD”, an Olympics-themed 30-min drama directed by Bim Ajadi, broadcast on Film 4 during London 2012. It won BEST BRITISH FILM at the 2013 Deaffest: The UK’s International Deaf Film & Arts Festival and 5 awards (including Best Writer) at the 2014 Gainditzen Film Festival in Spain.

2013 BBC Holby City New Writers Scheme
2012 Red Planet Screenwriting Prize (finalist)
2000 BBC Scriptwriting Award
1978 100m Swimming Certificate

All enquiries: Jago Irwin at Independent Talent.

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