Mark
Hayhurst

Writer and producer for television and playwright

this transfer to the West End from Chichester has fully realised characters and a narrative thread pulled tight like a drawstring – or noose

Kate Kellaway
The Guardian on Taken at Midnight

There’s something about the inspiring heroism of this tale, and the way it’s told, that holds you spellbound... the slowly asphyxiating atmosphere of pre-war Berlin is brilliantly caught

Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph on Taken at Midnight

CV

Theatre

Writer 

Producer Mark Goucher
In development
Producer Mark Goucher
Director Jonathan Munby
Starring
  • Phil Davis
  • Tom Gill
  • David Moorst
  • Amelda Brown
  • Philip Cumbus
  • Play about the execution of Private Albert Ingham and his best friend Alfred Longshaw on the Somme in 1916

    Chichester Festival Theatre
    Taken at Midnight
    Nominated: Olivier, Best New Play
    Producer Mark Goucher
    Director Jonathan Church
    Starring
  • Marc Antolin
  • Allan Corduner
  • Pip Donaghy
  • Mike Grady
  • Penelope Wilton
  • John Light
  • Play following Hans Litten a Berlin lawyer who calls Hitler as a witness in the trial of SA members

    Chichester Festival Theatre

    Radio

    Writer 

    Production Company Springboard Pictures Ltd
    Broadcaster Audible
    In development

    Television

    Writer & Director 

    Producer Uli Hesse
    Starring
  • Patricia Litten
  • Documentary about the lawyer Hans Litten, who put Hitler on the stand in 1931

    Hardy Pictures for BBC 2
    Terror! Robespierre and the French Revolution
    Shortlisted: Grierson History Award
    1 x 90'
    Director Carl Hindmarch
    Starring
  • Stephen Hogan
  • Vasile Albinet
  • David Andress
  • Martin Hancock
  • Colin Jones
  • Drama-documentary about Robespierre's Reign of Terror
    BBC 2

    Writer 

    Summit
    1 x 60'

    Drama about the effects on a small town when a body is discovered during an international summit

    Projector Pictures
    In development

    Drama about the council of Valladolid which took place in the 16th Century

    Fifty Fathoms
    In development

    Drama about the foreign owner of a football club

    Left Bank Pictures
    In development
    Discontent
    2 x 60'
    Producer Marc Samuelson

    Drama about the fall of Jim Callaghan's Labour government

    Samuelson Productions
    In development
    Producer Paula Prynn
    Director Justin Hardy
    Starring
  • Samantha Bond
  • Emily Bruni
  • Jack Chissick
  • Troy Glasgow
  • Drama about the London riots
    Juniper Communications for Channel 4
    The Somme
    1 x 100'
    Producer Carl Hindmarch
    Director Carl Hindmarch
    Starring
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Ed Stoppard
  • Paul Popplewell
  • Patrick Kennedy
  • Ewan Stewart
  • Drama-documentary about the first day of the battle of the Somme
    Darlow Smithson for Channel 4

    Writer & Producer 

    37 Days
    Nominated: Best Drama, RTS Northern Ireland Programme Awards
    3 x 60'
    Director Justin Hardy
    Starring
  • Nicholas Asbury
  • Kenneth Cranham
  • Ian McDiarmid
  • Bill Paterson
  • Behind the scenes story of the outbreak of the Great War
    Hardy Pictures for BBC 2
    Director Justin Hardy
    Starring
  • Ed Stoppard
  • Ian Hart
  • Bill Paterson
  • Anton Lesser
  • Ruth McCabe
  • The story of Hans Litten, a Jewish anti-fascist who tried to stop Hitler in the courts
    Hardy Pictures for BBC 2
    Director Ian MacMillan
    Starring
  • Imelda Staunton
  • Patrick Brennan
  • Documentary about the six months leading up to the creation of the NHS
    Blast! Films for BBC 2
    Director Carl Hindmarch
    Starring
  • Alan Corduner
  • Saskia Reeves
  • Roshan Seth
  • James Wilby
  • Drama-documentary about Mountbatten and the Partition of India
    Blast! Films for Channel 4
    Animals
    Winner: Midas Award for Best European TV Drama on Science and Technology
    1 x 100'
    Director Neil Rawles
    Starring
  • Adrian Rawlins
  • Catherine Walker
  • Michael Colgan
  • Clare Davies
  • Alex Hughes
  • Drama exploring testing on animals through the intertwined stories of an animal rights activist and a laboratory biologist 
    Blast! Films for More4, Channel 4
    The Year London Blew Up
    Winner: Grierson Award, Best Drama-Documentary
    1 x 120'
    Director Edmund Coulthard
    Starring
  • Michael Colgan
  • Jonjo O'Neill
  • Edward MacLiam
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Drama-documentary about the 1974-75 IRA bombing campaign in London
    Blast! Films for Channel 4, RTE
    Director Carl Hindmarch
    Starring
  • Brendan Barry
  • Sally Bretton
  • David Cann
  • Keeley Forsyth
  • Mat Fraser
  • Drama-documentary about the biological causes of violent crime
    Diverse for BBC 2
    Brinks Mat: The Greatest Heist
    Shortlisted: BAFTA Best Documentary
    2 x 60'
    Director Bruce Goodison
    Starring
  • Russell Levy
  • Liam McKenna
  • Jonny Phillips
  • Nicola Stapleton
  • Ronnie Fox
  • Drama-documentary about the Brinks-Mat bullion robbery
    Blast! Films for Channel 4, Discovery
    Witchcraze
    1 x 60’
    Director James Kent
    Starring
  • Cathleen McCarron
  • Iain Agnew
  • Cas Harkins
  • Jimmy Harrison
  • Ewan Stewart
  • Drama-documentary about the 16th century Scottish witch-hunts
    Blast! Films for BBC 2
    Challenger: Go For Launch
    Nominated: Emmy Best Documentary
    1 x 60’
    Director Philip Day
    Starring
  • Alun Armstrong
  • Roger Boisjoly
  • Grace Corrigan
  • Mary Jo Drewn
  • Bob Ebeling
  • Documentary about the fateful last flight of the Challenger space shuttle
    Blast! Films for BBC 2, Discovery
    A documentary series of three iconic days in the 1960s - the Isle of Wight rock festival, the Battle of Grosvenor Square, and the Royal Albert Hall Poetry Incantation
    Blast! Films for BBC 2
    A documentary series charting the 20th century American experience through the lives of ten families
    Atlantic Productions for BBC 2, Discovery
    The Promised Land
    Winner: Best Documentary, New York Film Festival
    5 x 60'
    Director Edmund Coulthard
    Starring
  • Morgan Freeman
  • A documentary series about the great African-American migration from the Deep South to Chicago
    Atlantic Productions for BBC 2, Discovery
    Starring
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Mary Frances Berry
  • Eric Foner
  • John Hope Franklin
  • Mary Alice Henry
  • Documentary exploring life for black people in the southern states of America 

    BBC 2