Darren Fairhurst & Steve Hughes
Writers / Producers

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Darren Fairhurst and Steve Hughes are television drama writers, creators and producers with over 80 hours broadcast credits between them for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Together, they created – along with Paul Marquess – the drama series ‘Crime Stories’ for ITV daytime, which ran for 20 episodes; and also the flagship 60’ police-drama series ‘Suspects’ starring Fay Ripley, which ran for five seasons on Channel 5. They both now currently write for ‘Hollyoaks’ and separately, Darren has written for shows such as ‘Shameless,’ ‘The Royal Today,’ and Steve for shows such as ‘The Bill,’ and ‘Emmerdale.’ Both have also worked extensively in the story department at ‘Coronation Street’ and Steve on the producing team on ‘Hollyoaks.’ Darren and Steve now currently have a number of co-written original drama series projects in active development.

Television Writing Credits as Co-Creators
Suspects Newman Street/ Channel 5
Co-creators and writers of the flagship prime-time Channel 5 crime drama series (2013 – present)
First season of 5 x 60 minute episodes (TX 2013)
Second series of 5 x 60 minute commissioned (TX 2014)
Third series of 5 x 60 minute episodes (TX 2015)
Fourth series of 4 x 60 minute episodes (TX 2016)
Fifth series of 6 x 60 minute episodes (TX 2017)
Crime Stories Newman Street/ ITV
Co-creators and writers of the daytime ITV crime drama (2012)
20 x 60 minute episodes
The Outskirts Lime Pictures
Original drama series
(In development)
Steve Hughes Producer credits
Hollyoaks Producer for the Channel 4 teen-drama (December 2015 – 2019)
Darren Fairhurst Writing Credits
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Episodes for the popular Channel 4 teen soap (2002-2006, 2010, 2014-present)
60 x 30 minute episodes
 Shameless  Company Pictures/Channel 4
Writer on two series of the popular 60-minute drama (2010-12)
3 x 60 minute episodes
The Royal Today ITV Productions/ ITV
Nine episodes of the series spin off series from ‘The Royal’ (2008)
10 x 30 minute episodes
Hollyoaks: No Going Back Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Late night version of the soap (2005)
1 x 60 minute episode
Coronation Street ITV
Story Associate on the long-running soap (1999-2001)
Thunder Bay ITV Drama
Story-liner (2000)
Steve Hughes Writing Credits
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Core writer and Producer on the popular Channel 4 teen soap (2010 – present)
Hollyoaks Later Lime Pictures/E4
Episodes for the 60-min spin off series (2010)
2 x 60 minute episodes
River City BBC Scotland
Writer for the Scottish soap (2011-2013)
10 x 60 minute episodes
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Story Editor on the popular Channel 4 teen soap (2010, 2014)
Emmerdale ITV Studios
Writer for the ITV prime-time soap (2005-2009)
Over 20+ episodes commissioned
Family Affairs Fremantle/Thames TV/Channel 5
Writer for the Channel 5 soap opera (2003-2005)
50 x 30 minute episodes
The Bill Talkback Thames /ITV
Episodes for the police procedural drama (2001-2003)
10 x 60 minute episodes
Coronation Street ITV
Story Associate on the long-running soap (1998-2000)
Brookside Mersey Television / Channel 4
Script-editor (1998)