Meet the team
John Yorke - Head of ScriptWorks
John Yorke is a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Executive Produced Wolf Hall, he’s worked as both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed British hits such as Life On Mars, The Street, Father Brown, Shameless, and Bodies, and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers' Academy. The author of Into The Woods – the best-selling book on how and why we tell stories, John is Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Suzy Cripps - Development Producer
Suzy is Development Producer at BBC Studios ScriptWorks, where she works with new and emerging TV writers. She’s previously worked with Soilsiú Films, Dramadan and Mammoth Screen.
Victoria Barber - Development Coordinator
Victoria has been working with emerging screenwriting talent since 2019, when she joined Rocliffe to help run the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition. Before joining ScriptWorks, she worked as a freelance script editor and ran a writers' room for Euston Films and Sky. Victoria has also worked in production and post-production for Mammoth Screen.