Kara
Manley

Producer for Television

Kara is the series producer of all five series of Channel 5’s ground-breaking, critically acclaimed crime drama, Suspects. Before that, she storylined and produced BBC Scotland’s flagship series, River City

Kara began her career as a script editor, working on international co-productions of animated and live action children’s series. She returned to the UK to script edit and storyline some of our best-loved long-running shows, including Holby City, The Bill and Hollyoaks, which won a clutch of BAFTAs, NTAs and Soap Awards during her tenure.

Kara has served as a semi-final juror for the International Emmys, and also worked closely with Lynda La Plante on her Above Suspicion novels for Simon and Schuster, which were adapted into a successful ITV series. 

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Television

Producer 

Director John Hardwick, Steve Hughes, Craig Pickles, Fiona Walton
Writer Steve Bailie, Emma Goodwin, Jackie Malton, Jake Riddell, Kathrine Smith
Starring
  • Clare-Hope Ashitey, Lenora Crichlow, Perry Fitzpatrick, Damien Molony, James Murray, Fay Ripley
  • Innovative, critically acclaimed British crime drama, made distinctive by its improvised dialogue and documentary shooting style.

    Newman Street for C5
    Director Ade Bean, Stuart Davids, James Henry, Jim Shields, Fiona Walton
    Writer Steve Bailie, Rob Fraser, Louise Ironside, Paul Logue, Kathrine Smith

    BBC Scotland’s flagship drama.

    BBC for BBC1 Scotland

    Story Producer 

    Storylining over 50 hours of BBC Scotland’s flagship drama.

    BBC for BBC1 Scotland

    Storylining over 250 episodes of Channel 4’s daily soap opera for young adults.

    Lime Pictures for Channel 4

    Storylining over 100 hours of ITV1’s primetime cop show.

    Talkback Thames for ITV1

    Storylining over 50 hours of BBC1’s primetime hospital drama

    BBC for BBC1

    Script Editor 

    Producer Tony McHale
    Writer Joe Ainsworth, Mark Catley, Daisy Coulam, Martha Hillier, Dan Sefton

    Script editing over 50 hours of BBC1’s primetime hospital drama.

    BBC for BBC1

    Storylining and script editing Kenya’s only home-grown soap opera, and mentoring the writing team.

    KTV Kenya for KTV
    Producer Paul Marquess

    Script editing over 70 episodes of Channel 5’s daily soap opera.

    Talkback Thames for Channel 5

    Script editing children’s drama and animation series.

    Winchester Film and Television for GMTV, TV2 Norway