JAKE RIDDELL

Jake is a screenwriter and story consultant with over twenty years’ experience. Before turning to writing full time, he worked as a story producer for THE BILL, during which time the show was nominated for a BAFTA. He subsequently went on to write 12 episodes and rewrote many more. He also wrote most of the first series of MURDER INVESTIGATION TEAM (ITV) and was the story consultant for the second series.

Credits include SUPSECTS, DEATH IN PARADISE and GRANTCHESTER. He also wrote 3 episodes of LONDON KILLS, for Acorn TV. He served both as a story consultant and writer on REYKA, an eight-part crime drama about a mixed-race criminal profiler for M-Net / Fremantle International, starring Kim Englebrecht and Iain Glen. It was nominated for an International Emmy in 2022.

Recently, Jake has written all six episodes for ENDANGERED, a thriller for M-net / Forlan Films / Lionsgate based on a best-selling novel. He is adapting WEEPING WATERS, the first in the Inspector Albertus Beeslaar series of books by Karin Brynard, for Forlan Films / M-net.

Jake has also co-created, and written the pilot for BELLA & THE BEAST, a cosy crime series set in Budapest with Joyrider Films, Hungary.

Jake’s CV can be found here

  • REYKA
  • LONDON KILLS
  • GRANTCHESTER
  • DEATH IN PARADISE
  • Drama