About Kay Mellor

About Kay Mellor

Kay started her career by forming the Yorkshire Theatre Company with two friends from Bretton Hall College in Leeds. They began touring plays which Kay had written. Since her first play for theatre, PAUL, which was entered for the N.S.D.F. and won Best New Play, Kay has written continuously for theatre and television.  Her shows over the years have won and been nominated for numerous awards, and Kay herself was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter award in 1997 for Outstanding Writing for Television.  

For further enquiries relating to Kay Mellor and her work please contact Rosie Perry through the contact page.


GIRLFRIENDS - writer and director

Coming soon in 2017/18


Due to start filming 2017

IN THE CLUB - writer and director 

Two series 2013 and 2016

THE SYNDICATE - writer and director 

Three series 2012, 2013 and 2015

A PASSIONATE WOMAN - writer and director 

Two part drama 2010

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL – writer and creator

Six part series for ITV1. 

THE CHASE – writer and creator and executive producer

Two series (8 eps and 12 eps ) for the BBC

GIFTED – writer, actress and exec producer

One off drama for ITV1 2003.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS – writer and creator

Six part series for ITV 2003

A GOOD THIEF – writer and actress

Rollem Productions for GranadaFILM 2002.

FAT FRIENDS – writer and creator

Rollem’s first co-production with Tiger Aspect and Yorkshire Television. The show ran to four series, won Television and Radio Industry award and TV Quick award and was BAFTA nominated. 

Recipient of The Dennis Potter Award 1988

QUEEN – writer and performer

One woman show produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse. 

FANNY & ELVIS – writer and director

Released on 19th November 1999. Won the Audience Award at Dinard and the Fort Lauderdale Festival Award.

GOLD – writer

Six part series spin off from Band of Gold for Granada Television.1997. 

JANE EYRE – writer 

Adaptation for LWT 1997.


Adaptation from the book “Doncaster Belles” commissioned by Tiger Aspect for the BBC1995. The show ran to five series, and twice BAFTA nominated. 

GIRLS’ NIGHT – writer

Original one-off drama commissioned by Granada Films 1995. Winner of the Gracie Allen Award.


Original one off drama commissioned by Granada Films and Screened at the London Film Festival 1995 and broadcast in August 1996 by ITV. Nominated for BAFTA and won the Prix Niki Award.

BAND OF GOLD – creator and writer

Two six part series for Granada Television 1995. The first series was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Serial and the Prix Italia Award. Won the 1996 Royal Television Society Award, ITV Programme of the Year and the 17th American Cable Ace Award.

A PASSIONATE WOMAN – original stage play

Produced by West Yorkshire Playhouse 1992. Subsequently transferred to the West End Comedy Theatre where it ran for a year followed by five national tours. Productions have also opened in Spain, France, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Australia, South Africa, Austriaand America and Poland. The play was recently revived at Hull Truck Theatre and will be touring in 2011 with Kay starring as Betty.

JUST US – creator and writer (and actress)

Yorkshire Television 1990. The third series won the 1993 Royal Television Society Award for Children’s Drama and the 1994 Writer’s Guild Award.

FAMILIES – creator and writer 

Bi-weekly daytime soap for Granada Television. 

BROOKSIDE – scriptwriter

Channel Four in 1989.

CHILDREN’S WARD – co-devised and co-written Paul Abbott 

Granada Television. First broadcast in 1989, ran for twelve series.

IN ALL INNOCENCE – original stage play

Produced at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in April 1991.

CLIMBING OUT - an adaptation of original stage play for YTV (1987)

PLACE OF SAFETY original single play (1988) Nominated for Pre Italia and won the New York Film and Television Award.


Granada Television.

ALBION MARKET - script editor

Granada Television bi-weekly drama serial.