Stephen Greenhorn

Last updated 09 January 2020

Stephen Greenhorn
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Stephen Greenhorn

Born: Saturday 5th September 1964 (age: 59)


Stephen Greenhorn (born in Fauldhouse, West Lothian, Scotland) is a Scottish playwright, television writer and novelist.

He is the creator of the BBC Scotland soap opera River City.

He has written many original or adapted works for the stage, including "Sleeping Around", "Gilt", "Dissent", "King Matt", "The Ballad of Crazy Paola", "The Salt Wound" and "Passing Places," several of which have been published.

He has also written for The Bill and Where The Heart Is. His adaptation of Jean Rhys's novel Wide Sargasso Sea was screened on BBC Four in 2006.

In 2007 he wrote the Doctor Who story The Lazarus Experiment followed the following year by The Doctor's Daughter.

Another work in production is Sunshine on Leith, a musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers.

In 2008, he wrote a comic which featured on the Doctor Who website.

Another television project, Marchlands, a five-part supernatural drama starring Alex Kingston, aired on ITV in early 2011. Greenhorn penned the series, which was based on The Oaks (TV series), a U.S. television pilot which wasn't aired.