Russell Gascoigne is an experienced television scriptwriter whose credits include the top-rating A Touch Of Frost.
After leaving university Russell worked as a script-reader/consultant for numerous companies, including LWT, the Movie Acquisition Corporation and the European Script Fund, before becoming a BBC Drama Script Editor. He was script-editor on the Royal Television Society’s award-winning Selected Exits starring Anthony Hopkins and produced Shot In A Shoebox, a series of short films/animation for BBC2 Wales. Aside from A Touch Of Frost he has worked on series such as McCallum, Family Affairs and The Bill and been commissioned by BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland as well as numerous independents. He also wrote a Welsh-language drama Rhag Pob Brad, starring Rhys Ifans.
In addition to his work as a scriptwriter, Russell is a Young Adult novelist. His first novel, Rebels, was published by Walker Books and he is currently working on the opening story of a projected series.