Benedict Smith

Grantham, Lincolnshire
Crime, Other, Plays and Scripts

Writer Biography

I studied literature at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have worked in the television industry and as a freelance writer. I have developed comedies and factual programmes for television, and have written commentaries for television documentaries. I worked for Channel 4 News as a researcher in their North of England office, and have written presenter’s scripts for a live television channel. I have travelled extensively in the UK and Europe making factual television. I have also written press releases for New Deal for Communities (NDC) partnership (Nottingham), InTouch Group (Yorkshire), and e-training website (Nottinghamshire). I have written journalism and features for various magazines, newspapers and websites. I recently completed a comedy script for radio, and am writing a crime novel. I can write factual pieces to order, or creative fiction, whatever the job entails.


Contributed To

Dirt Cheap online magazine, The Mail On Sunday, Match of the Day magazine, The Big Issue, African Soccer magazine and Bizarre magazine.

Prizes & Awards

British Academy Award for MA in American Literature & Culture.
British Academy Award for PhD in American Literature.

Available for the following:

  • Lectures / Talks / Panels
  • Teaching
  • Workshops
  • Work Experience/Qualifications

    I am experienced in writing for television, from treatments to research material to commentaries, press releases and billings, and am happy to share what I know with young people who want to work in the industry. When I worked on the Wellbeing live television channel, one of my duties was to mentor new media graduated in their first television job.

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