Furquan Akhtar

Writer for film and television

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Biography

Furquan is the winner of the BBC’s prestigious Alfred Bradley Bursary Award (2013-14) as well as a Broadcast “Hot Shot” (2014) and a Guardian Newspaper “One to Watch” (2012). Furquan is also part of Channel 4’s “Commissioning Network” (2016-17) and Prolific North named Furquan as one of the top writers in the North (2017).

After developing his editorial skills at Coronation Street and Hollyoaks; Furquan took the leap to pursue his own writing. Furquan has written episodes for series five and six of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. He has also written two episodes for series four of CBBC’s hit teen drama Wolfblood, as well as writing on preschool shows for Cbeebies and Channel 5.

He also has a passion for Radio Drama and has written two well received afternoon plays; Shamed and Brotherhood. He is currently writing his third play for BBC Radio 4. 

Furquan has several projects in development in both comedy and drama. Including sitcoms with Retort/Freemantle and dramas with Kudos Productions and Lime Pictures. 

Furquan is also developing a stage play for the Bolton Octagon as well as being a “Writer in attachment” for the Box of Tricks Theatre Company.




CV

TV

Writer

Producer Gert Thomas
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Producer Jon Hancock
 
Three Arrows Media for CBeebies
 
Producer Gert Thomas
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Producer Jonathan Wolfman
 
BBC Drama for CBBC
 
Wissper
Wissper World
Producer Mellie Buse
 
Channel 5
 

Writer & Creator

Producer Sarah Stack
 
Kudos
In Development
 
Producer Jo Combes
 
Lime Pictures
In Development
 
Producer Nana Hughes
 
Retort Productions
In Development
 

Radio

Writer

Producer Gary Brown
 
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
 
Brotherhood
1 x 45'
2016
Producer Gary Brown
 
Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4
 
Shamed
1 x 45'
2015
Producer Gary Brown
 

Alfred Bradley Award Play

Nominated for the Society of Authors’ Imison Award



Production Company BBC Radio Drama
Broadcaster Radio 4
 

Theatre

Writer

Producer Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder
 
Box Of Tricks Theatre Company
 
Producer Suzanne Bell
 

In Development

Royal Exchange Theatre
 
Producer Elizabeth Newman
 

In Development

Bolton Octagon