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Susie Liggat

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Susie Liggat
Liggat in June 2017
Susie Liggat

London, England
Occupation(s)Television producer, film producer and executive producer
Years active1987–present
Notable workDoctor Who
Mapp & Lucia
Little Women

Susie Liggat is a British television and film producer and executive producer. She has worked in independent film and high end television drama as well as working as Head of Physical Production at the UK Film Council.[1]

She is currently the series producer for the upcoming Netflix drama, Bodies, an eight part miniseries based on Si Spencer's graphic novel with the same title.[2]


Her career had previously been as a first assistant director, in which capacity she worked on popular series such as Teachers, Black Books, and Casanova, until she became a producer in 2006.

She produced Invasion of the Bane, the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures, a spin-off from Doctor Who, on which she had worked as a first assistant director.

During the production of the third series of Doctor Who, Liggat produced one filming block (the two-parter "Human Nature"/"The Family of Blood") as holiday relief for regular producer Phil Collinson. Liggat produced five episodes of the fourth series: "Planet of the Ood", "The Sontaran Strategem", "The Poison Sky", "The Unicorn and the Wasp" and "Turn Left". She also produced the 2008 Christmas special, entitled "The Next Doctor".

She has produced Blood and Oil for BBC2 - a 2 x 90 mini drama set in the Nigerian Delta Oil fields, House of Anubis, The Cafe x 2, Sherlock, and in 2014 she produced Mapp & Lucia for BBC One and then You, Me and the Apocalypse for NBC / Sky.


As producer[edit]

Year Title Distributor Additional Info
2007 The Sarah Jane Adventures
2007–2008 Doctor Who
2010 Blood and Oil
2011 House of Anubis
2011–2013 The Cafe
2013 The Tractate Middoth
2014 Mapp & Lucia
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse
2017 Fortitude
Little Women
2019 Giri/Haji
TBA Bodies

As First Assistant Director[edit]

Year Title Distributor Additional Info
1994 Just Us Directed by Kay Mellor
1995–1996 Wycliffe
1996 Beautiful Thing Directed by Hettie Macdonald
1997 Mrs. Dalloway
1998 Our Mutual Friend
1999 The Last Yellow
2001 Crush
2002 The Abduction Club
2003 Burn It
2004 Black Books
2005 Casanova
2006 Doctor Who

As Executive Producer[edit]

Year Title Distributor
2003 Blind Flight
2012 Cockneys vs Zombies
2022 The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe[3]


  1. ^ "Susie Liggat". Independent Talent. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  2. ^ Asatryan, Tigran (11 July 2022). "'Bodies' Netflix Series: Everything We Know So Far". What's on Netflix. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  3. ^ "ITV commissions extraordinary story - The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe". Story Films. Retrieved 14 July 2022.