Television writer Peter Bowker in conversation with Professor John Cook

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Peter Bowker began his career working on Casualty, before going on to write
single TV dramas such as the acclaimed Flesh and Blood (2002), about the son
of a couple with learning disabilities, and Eric and Ernie (2011), based on the
story of comedians Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Bowker is also highly regarded for the series Blackpool (2004), a musical drama of six episodes starring
David Morrissey as Ripley, which was influenced by the writing of Dennis
Potter, especially Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Screenwriting
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013


  • screenwriting
  • Peter Bowker
  • television drama


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