John Yorke

MD Angel Station
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John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced Wolf Hall, he’s the author of INTO THE WOODS – the highly acclaimed book about how and why we tell stories.

As both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production John has worked on big popular works such as Hustle, Spooks, Casualty and Holby City alongside award-winners such as Bodies, Omagh, Sex Traffic, Not Only But Always and The Curse of Steptoe.

His career began story-lining EastEnders in its very first BAFTA winning year – beginning a fourteen year association with the programme. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed Life On Mars, The Street, Shameless and Waterloo Road and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers Academy, a year-long in-depth training scheme which has produced a generation of successful television writers.  He’s also edited The Archers.

John is Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London.

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John Yorke is appearing at the following sessions:

'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes

'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes

Join us for an extraordinary insight into the writing of the first episode of one of the biggest international TV hits, Downton Abbey, reading the screenplay and watching the episode with Julian Fellowes.

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

From Procedural to Longform, terrestrial to Netflix and beyond…Two day screenwriting masterclass and workshop with the outstanding John Yorke.

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Join John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery where he will be signing copies of his book Into The Woods.

Talent Campus Day Two

Talent Campus Day Two

Talent Campus Day Two