Furquan
Akhtar

Writer for film and television

Furquan is currently a Writer and Story Consultant on season three of ITV’s hit drama The Bay (Tall Story Pictures). He also wrote on Paul Abbott’s upcoming show Wolfe (AbbottVision) for Sky and two seasons of Netflix’s new animation Deadendia (Blink).

He is developing original projects with Kudos, Mammoth Screen and Lime Pictures.

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 CBBC’s The Dumping Ground and Wolfblood, as well as writing on preschool shows for Cbeebies and Channel 5. He has a passion for Radio Drama and has written three afternoon plays for BBC Radio Four.




CV

Television

Writer & Creator 

Kudos
In development
Lime Pictures
In Development

Writer 

Writer and Story Consultant across season 3

Tall Story Pictures / ITV for ITV1

Crime drama series 

AbbottVision for Sky One

Writer for two episodes across two seasons.

Blink Industries for Netflix
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
Producer Mellie Buse
Wissper World for 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
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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