The eighth series of Brief Lives for BBC Radio 4 has been commissioned after the seventh series’ successful broadcast in August 2014.
Brief Lives is the long running radio legal drama series created and written by Tom and Sharon Kelly. David Schofield plays Frank Twist, the leading light of a down at heel Manchester legal agency. In a recent list of the 20 most memorable radio 4 characters put together by the BBC for their Character Invasion Day, Frank appears at number four – which is very touching. Not that Frank has much truck with lists.
He was a contributor to the original series of “Doctors” on BBC 1 and has gone on to write over twenty five episodes for the programme.
He was invited by the BBC to participate in the “EastEnders” shadow scheme.
With Sharon Kelly he was commissioned by Carnival Films to create, develop and script a series proposal called “Parents Don’t Have Sex”.
Currently he is collaborating on two screen projects – a high concept drama series idea, which mixes urban drama with the supernatural and a family story dealing with identity, set against the backdrop of the London Olympics.
Alongside the renowned playwright Bernard Kops, he runs a weekly writers’ workshop, which for many years has helped dramatists fulfil their potential and develop the craft of writing for stage, screen and radio.