Joseph Lidster

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Joseph Lidster is an English television writer best known for his work on the Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Biography[edit]

His debut work was the audio play The Rapture for Big Finish Productions in 2002. Numerous further audio plays and prose short stories followed for Big Finish, for their Doctor Who line, spin-offs and other series (Sapphire & Steel and The Tomorrow People).

In 2005, he started working for the BBC, writing tie-in material for the new Doctor Who television series. He made his television writing debut in 2008 on the second series of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood and subsequently wrote three two-part stories for The Sarah Jane Adventures and two two-part stories for Wizards vs Aliens.

Lidster writes the content for the tie-in websites relating to the fictional world of the television series, Sherlock.[1] Alongside co-producer James Goss, he has produced Big Finish Productions' dramatic reading range of Dark Shadows audio dramas since 2011. In 2011, he script-edited the short film Cleaning Up written by Simon Guerrier and starring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson.[2]

In 2012, he won the 'Audience Favourite Writer' award for his first play Nice Sally in the Off Cut Theatre Festival.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Television
Radio
Audio dramas
Theatre
  • Nice Sally (short play at the Off Cut Festival, Riverside Studios, 2012)[4]
  • Ghosts (short play at the Fright Night Festival, 2013)[5]
  • Congregation (short play produced as part of The Collective Project 2013 for The Pensive Federation)[6]
  • Withheld (short play produced as part of Shorts New Writing, Landor Theatre)[7]
Short stories
Novellas
Audiobooks
Other 
From 2005 onwards, he wrote the fictional content for the Doctor Who tie-in websites including the MySpace blog for Martha Jones. In 2007, he edited the Doctor Who short story collection Short Trips: Snapshots. The following year, he wrote "Mad Martha"[12] for the Doctor Who website. In 2007 and 2008 he abridged a number of Doctor Who and Torchwood novels for BBC Audiobooks, including Sting of the Zygons, Wooden Heart, Another Life, Border Princes and Slow Decay. He also wrote the fictional blogs of Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Molly Hooper and Connie Prince, as part of the BBC Sherlock series.[13]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sherlock:Other Sherlock related websites". BBC Online. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  2. ^ "Cleaning Up". Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  3. ^ "Off Cut Festival". Off Cut Festival. 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "the plays - Off Cut". Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Skylight Theatre". Retrieved 2013-10-30. 
  6. ^ "The Collective Project 2013". Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  7. ^ "Shorts New Writing". Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  8. ^ "42: Prologue". BBC. 2007. 
  9. ^ "Doctor Who Adventure Calendar". BBC. 2012. 
  10. ^ "Voices from the Past". H&H Books. 2011. 
  11. ^ "Shenanigans". Obverse Books. 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mad Martha". Joseph Lidster. 2008. 
  13. ^ Disclaimer on the BBC1 Official website http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018ttws/features/disclaimer