Kathleen Beedles is a renowned writer and narrative architect, winning accolades and awards for script creation and consultancy both in the UK and further afield. Kathleen has a legacy of success in creating narrative - writing for and leading writing teams across high profile creative drama in the UK and abroad. A leading light in developing narrative structure, Kathleen delivers trust, ability and an in-depth knowledge of storyline production.
Kathleen's talent for seeing a storyline into the future and crafting writing to deliver the punch that the public wants has resulted in several BAFTA nominations, an RTS award and an International Emmy nomination. Credits as a writer, team leader, executive producer and story consultant tell their own tale of an innate ability to develop character and storytelling. Kathleen has been responsible for doubling ratings on Hollyoaks and River City after revamping the in-house story and script systems, retraining teams and reworking the on screen storytelling.
A leading writing coach and storyline editor, Kathleen runs industry workshops as part of her 'Script, Story, Action' training business, as well as the day to day task of keeping several nations on the edges of their seats through her authored script writing.
With writing and production credits on Kin, Tanglin, EastEnders, Hollyoaks, Emmerdale, River City, Coronation Street and Heartbeat, Kathleen specializes in storyline and writing talent development. Skilled in narrative drive in long running dramas, Kathleen is renowned for understanding and developing stories that sustain momentum and audience interest over a high volume of episodes and returning series.
Kathleen has most recently been involved in the creation and running of ‘Tanglin’; Singapore’s first English language daily drama and officially the country’s longest running drama, and its successor 'Kin'. She has also built upon her work in the Far East as a screenwriter on the adaptation of the AMC and Ch4 drama Humans for China, via Endemol Shine and Croton Media. A trusted name in television, Kathleen’s reputation as an authored writer grows at home and abroad.
As a writer, Kathleen understands the story constructs required to engage and hold an audience, and has the ability to develop narratives that run for countless episodes. As a producer, Kathleen’s story ability is the strength behind the creative and management processes she instills to get the best out of the program and talents at her disposal.