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Shaun Duggan


Shaun is currently writing an episode of The Fatal Shore for RSJ/BBC2 and his episode for the fifth series of Moving On (LA Productions/ BBC Daytime) has recently aired. He is also currently working on a project for CBBC with Short Form Films.

Shaun has recently wrote the opening episode for the second series of Jimmy McGovern's ACCUSED (starring Sean Bean in an RTS Award-winning performance as cross-dressing teacher, Tracie Tremarco). Shaun and Jimmy have been nominated for a BAFTA Craft award for the script and Caitlin Moran said in The Times “It was physically affecting — that brilliant, drug-like transcendence where you’re floating inside a story… I can’t remember the last time I was so on the side of someone in a script.”

Shaun has written three episodes of Moving On and previously wrote an episode of crime drama Justice, both for BBC Daytime, as well as an episode of Stepping Up, a new children`s drama for CBBC.

Shaun's writing career began at the age of 16, when his play William, inspired by The Smiths song of the same name, was produced at London`s Royal Court Theatre Upstairs as part of their Young Writers' Festival, 1986. Shaun was befriended by his hero, Morrissey, who also interviewed him about the play on Channel 4`s The Tube. Shaun continued to write other stage plays for the Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse, including It`s Nearly June, A Brusque Affair, All Lips and Sex; and Boy, (winner of the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post Best Writing Award), which went on a UK tour before transferring to the Lyric Studio, London. His play DRAMA QUEEN was produced in Liverpool as part of the city's Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008.

Shaun has also written extensively for television, he spent 8 years writing for Brookside (where his claim to fame was writing the `lesbian kiss`), and four years at EastEnders. Other television work includes - Is Harry On The Boat (Sky), Maisie Raine (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC), Jiggery Pokery (BBC), and High Rise, Low Life (Channel 4).

For more information about Shaun Duggan or to request a CV, please contact us on 0207 184 5747 or email:

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