Furquan
Akhtar

Writer for film and television

Furquan is currently writing on Wolfe (AbbottVision) for Sky and Deadendia (Blink) for Netflix. He is also developing an original project; Thirst (Kudos) for the BBC. 


Other development projects include Lemons (Lime Pictures); a show based on the “Girl vs Cancer” movement by “You, me and the Big C” podcaster Lauren Mahon and a children’s sitcom called Keeping up with the Kinseys (Hare and Tortoise).

Furquan is the winner of the BBC’s prestigious “Alfred Bradley Bursary Award” as well as a Broadcast “Hot Shot” and a Guardian Newspaper “One to Watch”. Prolific North named Furquan as one of the top writers in the North.

After developing his editorial skills at Coronation Street and Hollyoaks; Furquan took the leap to pursue his own writing. He has written episodes for series five and six of CBBC’s The Dumping Ground. He has also written two episodes for CBBC’s hit teen drama Wolfblood, as well as writing on preschool shows for Cbeebies and Channel 5. He has a passion for Radio Drama and has written three well received afternoon plays; Shamed, Brotherhood and Auntie-Jee.



CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Retort for CBBC
In development
Producer Sarah Stack
Kudos for BBC Three
In development
Lime Pictures

Writer 

AbbottVision for SKY
In development
Blink for Netflix
In development
Three Arrows Media for CBBC
Producer Gert Thomas
BBC Drama for CBBC
Producer Jonathan Wolfman
BBC Drama for CBBC
Producer Jon Hancock
Three Arrows Media for Cbeebies
Producer Gert Thomas
BBC Drama for CBBC
Wissper
Wissper World
Producer Mellie Buse
Channel 5

Radio

Writer 

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

University of Manchester's Making a Difference Award

Royal Exchange Theatre