Jake Riddell

Jake is writing an episode of DEATH IN PARADISE for Red Planet. He wrote many episodes of Channel 5’s critically acclaimed, SUSPECTS, starring Faye Ripley, which ran for five series. He is still heavily involved in adapting and originating stories for the international market, including Germany and Holland.

Before turning to a full time writing career, Jake worked as a story producer for THE

BILL, (ITV). During his tenure, the show was nominated for a BAFTA. He

subsequently went on to write 12 episodes and rewrote many more. He also

developed and wrote most of the first series of MURDER INVESTIGATION TEAM

(ITV) and he was the story consultant for the second series.


Jake has also written for various BBC shows including HOLBY CITY, HOLBY BLUE

and many episodes of WATERLOO ROAD. He has also been a member of the core

writing team for EASTENDERS, writing over 35 episodes.


Jake has a number of projects in development, ranging from a psychological thriller,

HIGH TIDE to a 90s set crime drama, BLAG, inspired by true events.


He is also working on a near future police procedural, THE LAST POLICEMAN, as

well as a modern day revenge tragedy, NETWORK ERROR, set in both the real and

virtual world.



Jake Riddell
is represented by:
Katie Langridge katie@knighthallagency.com
+44 20 3397 2901