Gareth Lemon
Writer

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Gareth is an experienced writer and script-editor for British TV drama, comedy and continuing-drama series. He is currently part of the core writing team on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, having clocked up 40 episode commissions so far and counting, and is also developing original TV drama and comedy projects, including his original studio-comedy Open Wide with Lucky Giant/NBC.

Gareth started his TV career researching for Channel 5’s Family Affairs, before moving on to becoming story-editor for BBC1’s Eastenders, during a BAFTA-winning period for the soap. Gareth then went on to become script-editor for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, and then senior script-editor for ITV1’s Coronation Street. Gareth then moved back to Hollyoaks when he was offered the role of script-producer under Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood. Gareth decided to hang up his producer cap in 2013 in order to pursue his own writing ambitions.

 

TV Drama writer (broadcast)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the Channel 4 soap (2013-present) 40+ episodes commissioned
Original television series (in development)
Open Wide Ensemble studio comedy set in a Manchester dental practice (writer/creator)
(In development)
Other TV Drama credits:
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Script-producer for the Channel 4 soap. Managed team of 13 editorial staff, produced five published scripts a week, ran meetings/workshops/training sessions, decision-make on castings, edited episodes and script changes (2012-2013)
Coronation Street ITV Studios / ITV1
Senior script-editor for the ITV1 prime-time soap. Managed team of editors and secretaries. Edited writers at first, second and third draft stages. Developed story ideas and reworked storylines. Dealt with shoot queries/cover for series editor. Script Editor for 50th Anniversary LIVE episode (2009-2012)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Script-editor. Duties above. Attended viewings and made editorial decisions (2008-2009)
Eastenders BBC Drama / BBC1
Story-editor for the BBC1 prime-time soap under Executive Producers Kate Harwood and Diederick Santer. Contributed to and devised story ideas. Produced monthly planning document and assisted in commissioning meetings. Wrote character biographies and assisted in character workshops (2007-2008)
Family Affairs Talkback Thames / Channel 5
Researcher for the Channel 5 soap (2006)
Hollyoaks: In The Deep Lime Pictures / E4
Script-editor for the TV spin-off series (2005)
Hollyoaks: On The Pull Assistant producer/script-editor for TV spin-off series (2004)
Short Films
All in the Family Lime Pictures
Writer of short film directed by Abs Quhill (2004)
Reflections Mersey TV
Writer of short film directed by Simon Brisk (2004)
Professional Training
M.A. Screenwriting for Radio and Television: University of Salford (2009)
B.A. American Studies Lancaster University (2000)