25,August
2016

Red Planet Prize 2016 Winner!

PERCENTAGES by Tom Nash. A dark and compelling drama, Percentages delves into the pulsating world of professional football, telling the story of both the lives of the young sports stars and their ruthless, business-minded agents.

Huge congratulations to Tom! Read more about Tom and his winning script here.

It’s been another exciting year for the Red Planet Prize. The competition has been running since 2007. Led by the mighty Tony Jordan and his team (I had a hand in its inception, and act as a reader/judge), the Prize has been an exciting launchpad for new TV writers, and offers ongoing mentoring/support to shortlisted writers. Previous finalist Robert Thorogood created the BBC One smash hit series Death in Paradise, now starring Kris Marshall and produced by Red Planet Pictures, which returns to BBC One for a sixth series next year.

Here’s the roll call of winners:

RPP 2007: Sam J by Joanna Leigh

RPP 2008: The Ropes by Mark Wilkinson

RPP 2010/11: In The Flesh by Simon Glass

RPP 2011/12: Darby & Joan by Jonathan Neil (Darby & Joan)

RPP 2013/14 Joint Winners: The Family Next Door by Paul McIntyre and Iron Roads by Tracy Ann Baines

RPP 2015/16: Percentages by Tom Nash
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