Kurti & Doyle are a British scriptwriting team comprising Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle. They're best known for their work on fantasy television series and novel adaptations.[1] They were to write a live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book for Pathé Films and the BBC, that was later reversioned for audio.[2][3]

Kurti & Doyle
NationalityBritish
OccupationScreenwriters, Playwrights
Known forSherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars

CareerEdit

Their work in independent British cinema led to a two-year writing contract with US studio Miramax. Following this they moved into television writing, starting with Eastenders and Eldorado, followed by a three-part adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Kidnapped, for BBC One.

They have also written for the BBC One's Robin Hood (2006) and two episodes of ITV1's Primeval (2007).[4] Their two part BBC Sherlock Holmes drama Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars was produced by Andy Rowley for RDF Media (kids) and screened on BBC One in March 2007.[5] They also wrote the two-part adaptation of Terry Pratchett's novel Going Postal for Sky 1 HD, and were scriptwriters on the Tandem Communications/Syfy co-production The Lost Future, an action adventure TV movie set in a future that suffers from genetic regression.

For Big Finish Productions, they wrote a reboot audio drama based on the iconic British comics hero Dan Dare[6][7] and their adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "kurti-doyle". London Screenwriters' Festival. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ Dowell, Ben (15 January 2007). "BBC to remake The Jungle Book for Christmas 2007". the Guardian. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "The Jungle Book Radio Drama with Richard E Grant and Bill Bailey". www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  4. ^ http://www.douglashenshall.com/Primaeval.html
  5. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars: Interview with the writers". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "1. Dan Dare Volume 01 - Dan Dare - Big Finish". www.bigfinish.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Dangerous Visions: Interview: Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle – Sci-Fi Bulletin: Exploring the Universes of SF, Fantasy & Horror!". Scifibulletin.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  8. ^ "The Martian Chronicles - Big Finish Audiobooks - Big Finish". www.bigfinish.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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