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Emma Reeves

Emma Reeves

Emma is a three-time BAFTA-nominated writer, working across screen and stage. She has a first-class degree in English from Magdalen College, Oxford and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.  

Her television credits include lead writer on The Worst Witch, The Demon Headmaster, My Mum Tracy Beaker and two seasons of The Beaker Girls, as well as lead writer and co-creator of Eve (all CBBC). Emma was nominated for a BAFTA and won a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) award for My Mum Tracy Beaker, while The Beaker Girls earned her a WGGB nomination. She has been nominated twice more for a BAFTA, for The Dumping Ground and Hetty Feather (both CBBC).  

Other credits include Young Dracula (CBBC), Tracy Beaker Returns (BBC Children’s), Belonging (BBC), The Murder of Princess Diana (Working Title/Lifetime), Spirit Warriors (CBBC) and Doctors (BBC).  

Her theatre work includes the CAMEO-winning and Olivier-nominated Hetty Feather and the Olivier-winning adaptation of The Worst Witch. Other stage adaptations include Carrie’s War, Little Women, Cool Hand Luke, Mary Barton, 1984, Jekyll & Hyde, Sherlock Holmes and Anne of Green Gables.  

Other awards include the Best Children’s TV Episode at the WGGB Awards, a British Screenwriters award, a national Royal Television Society (RTS) award, an RTS Scotland award and two Broadcast ward nominations. She was named as chair of the WGGB in November 2023. 

Emma has been part of the writing team for new period drama The Hardacres (Channel 5), based on CL Skelton’s bestselling series of novels and created for television by Amy Roberts and Loren McLaughlin (Call the Midwife). 

Agent: Georgina Ruffhead, The Haworth Agency