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Lisa Holdsworth

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Lisa Holdsworth is originally from Leeds and has worked in television in the city since she graduated.  Lisa’s first commission was an episode of FAT FRIENDS which she devised herself and was shortlisted for a Best New Writer BAFTA.

Since then, she has written an original play for Radio 4 and spent three years on the EMMERDALE writing team. She left to write for the third series of the BBC’s police drama NEW TRICKS.

She has contributed to the show ever since and is about to start work on an episode for series eight.  She has also written on four series of WATERLOO ROAD including a feature length series opener.

She wrote two of the final series of ROBIN HOOD, including the largely discussed ORIGINS episode. 


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