May 22, 2020
The One with Lisa Holdsworth. Writing for TV, Drinking with James Corden, Embracing Politics and Fighting for Female equality.
Recorded in April 2020 during Coronavirus lockdown.
Lisa is an old (as in long time...) friend, fierce feminist and all round talented person. She's been involved in writing many of the UK's most popular shows of the last 20 years including Fat Friends with James Corden, Emmerdale, Waterloo Road, Ackley Bridge, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders and Call the Midwife amongst others. As Chair of the Writers Guild, she is also passionate about supporting fellow writers.
Because this isn't enough to keep her busy...(!) she is also Chair of the Royal Television Society in Yorkshire and over the last 5 years has run the Yorkshire RTS Awards. In fact she is a recipient of an RTS Award herself.
She's also a regular contributor to BBC Radio Leeds, has appeared on BBC Radio 4 and has been on the judging panel for BAFTA. In this interview, Lisa talks about her career journey and how having the confidence to identify and make the most of opportunities as they appear, and the ability to be able to han…