Howard Overman

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Howard Overman
Occupation Screenwriter and television producer.
Period 2005–present
Genre Comedy, drama, adventure, science fiction

Howard Overman is a British television writer who has written scripts for serial dramas such as Hotel Babylon, New Tricks, Hustle, Harley Street and Merlin. He created the series Misfits which won the 2010 BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama Series[1] and the police-procedural comedy Vexed.

In 2010 Overman created the BBC Four drama series Dirk Gently based on the novels by Douglas Adams. He wrote the script for the pilot and the first episode and also served as an executive producer.

He created the BBC One fantasy drama Atlantis first aired in autumn 2013.

Writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
In the Bathroom N/A
Hustle
  • "Missions" (2005)
BBC One
New Tricks
  • "Trust Me" (2005)
BBC One
Perfect Day
  • Television film (2005)
Channel 5
Moving Wallpaper
  • "Episode #1.2" (2008)
  • "Episode #1.6" (2008)
  • "Episode #1.8" (2008)
ITV
Hotel Babylon
  • "Episode #1.3" (2006)
  • "Episode #1.6" (2006)
  • "Episode #3.6" (2008)
BBC One
Dis/Connected
  • Television film (2008)
BBC Three
Spooks: Code 9
  • "Episode #1.2" (2008)
BBC Three
Harley Street
  • "Episode #1.5" (2008)
ITV
Merlin
  • 11 episodes (2008–2011)
BBC One
Misfits
  • 37 episodes (2009–2013)
E4
Vexed
  • Television miniseries (2010)
BBC Two
Dirk Gently
  • Television miniseries (2010, 2012)
BBC Four
Atlantis
  • 25 episodes (2013–2015)
BBC One

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
2010 British Academy Television Awards Misfits Best Drama Series Won
Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Best Drama & Mini-Series Nominated
Royal Television Society Awards Best Writer - Drama Nominated
TV Quick Award Best New Drama Nominated
2011 British Academy Television Awards Misfits (shared with Petra Fried, Kate Crowe and Murray Ferguson) Best Drama Series Nominated
British Comedy Awards Misfits Best TV Comedy Drama Nominated
Broadcast Awards Best Multichannel Programme Won
Golden Nymph N/A (shared with Petra Fried and Murray Ferguson) Best International Producer Nominated
Golden Nymph N/A (shared with Petra Fried and Murray Ferguson) Best European Producer Nominated
Royal Television Society Awards Misfits Best Drama Series Nominated
SFX Awards Breakout of the Year Won
SFX Awards Misfits (shared with Petra Fried, Kate Crowe and Murray Ferguson) Best TV Show Nominated
TV Quick Awards Misfits Best Drama Series Nominated
2012 British Academy Television Awards Misfits (shared with Petra Fried, Murray Ferguson and Matt Strevens) Best Drama Series Nominated
SFX Awards Misfits Best TV Show Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Television Awards Winners in 2010". BAFTA. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 

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