Speaker Jed Mercurio

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Jed Mercurio


Bodyguard, Line of Duty

Jed Mercurio is one of the few British screenwriters to work as a showrunner. His most recent productions, Bodyguard and Line of Duty, have broken audience records in the UK. His other credits include Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Critical, Strike Back, Bodies, The Grimleys and Cardiac Arrest. Line of Duty and Bodies are both winners of the Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series; Line of Duty won the 2018 Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Drama Series and Mercurio won Best Writer. The first four seasons of Line of Duty have so far been nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards. Mercurio is a four-time nominee as Best Drama Writer for both the Royal Television Society and Writers’ Guild of Great Britain. He is a former hospital physician and Royal Air Force officer, having originally planned to specialise in aviation medicine.

Speaking on: In Conversation With: Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard, Line of Duty)

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