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Christopher Walker

Producer and Educator
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Christopher Walker is the programme leader for De Montfort University’s MA in Television Scriptwriting, which he helped to design.  He was the Head of Central Independent Television’s Script Unit and later the Creative Executive of CTCP (Columbia TriStar Central Productions).  He is an experienced television script editor and, as a producer, was responsible for all 94 episodes of the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand, which featured Joe McGann, Diana Weston and Honor Blackman.  He also produced Sob Sisters, written by Andrew Marshall (2point4 Children, Whoops Apocalypse), for Central and has developed comedy projects for Carlton and the BBC.

He teaches on the MA Creative Writing at York St John University and has given guest lectures on situation comedy in the United States and Germany. He has been a trustee of Nottingham Playhouse and is the Vice Chair of Writing East Midlands.

His book, co-written with, Julian Friedmann, The Insiders Guide to Writing for Television, was published in July, 2012.

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