Robin Mukherjee (writer)

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Robin Mukherjee
Occupation screenwriter
Years active1990–present
Known for Grushko , Lore

Robin Mukherjee is a British screenwriter, author and educator. He has written for a number of high-profile television series, including The Bill , Casualty , Eastenders and Roman Mysteries . [1] [2] He has also written two feature films, one of which Lore, was critically acclaimed worldwide and won many international awards, including the Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. [3] It was Australia’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2012 Oscars.


In 1996, he wrote a pilot episode for a new series of Poldark, The Stranger from the Sea, which became a controversial adaptation with fans, using a new cast featuring John Bowe as Ross Poldark and Mel Martin as Demelza. Fans protested, and over fifty members of the Poldark Appreciation Society picketed HTV's headquarters in Bristol wearing 18th century costumes. [4] He was also set to write a three-part serial for the original series of Doctor Who , entitled Alixion , but the series was cancelled in 1989 before his scripts reached production. [5]

In addition, Mukherjee has authored several radio dramas [6] and written a screenwriting manual, The Art of Screenplays: A Writer's Guide in 2014, as part of the Creative Essentials series of books on filmmaking. [7] [8] He serves as Bath Spa University's Writer in Residence, as well as an MA Tutor & PhD Supervisor.

Writing credits

Casualty (1990-2007)
  • Salvation
  • Remembrance
  • Dangerous Games
  • Living In Hope
  • Making Waves
  • Dividing Loyalties
  • Family Matters
  • Private Lives
  • Bad Company
  • Waste of Space
  • Day One
  • Close Encounters
The Bill (1990-1991)
  • Once A Copper
  • Plato For Policemen
  • Testimony
  • Furthers
  • Closing The Net
  • Stress Rules
  • A Question of Confidence
Boon (1991)
  • Bad Pennies
Grushko (1994) BBC One
Medics (1994-1995)
  • Changing Faces
  • Lifeline
  • Cross Purposes
Harry (1995)
  • Scorpio
  • Backlash
Poldark (1996)

Television film.

Dance of the Wind (1997)

co-written with and directed by Rajan Khosa.

Artificial Eye
Backup (1997)
  • Not Cricket
  • Presence
The Broker's Man (1998)
  • Horses For Courses.
Plastic Man (1999)ITV
Where The Heart Is (2002)
  • Relative Strangers.
Eastenders (2002-2005)
  • Various Episodes
The Royal (2005)
  • Duty Bound
Roman Mysteries (2008)
  • The Trials of Flavia Gemina
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
Combat Kids (2010)CBBC
Lore (2012)

co-written with and directed by Cate Shortland.

Artificial Eye
Hetty Feather (2016-)
  • Cannon Fodder
  • The Letters
  • Trouble

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