Simon Booker

Simon Booker


Author and screenwriter Simon Booker writes prime time TV drama for the BBC, ITV and US TV. His credits include BBC1’s Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Holby City and The Mrs Bradley Mysteries starring Diana Rigg; ITV1 thrillers The Stepfather and The Blind Date; and Perfect Strangers, the CBS romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel. He has written many plays for BBC Radio 4, worked extensively as a producer in television and radio and as a journalist.

Without Trace, his debut novel, was the first in a series of psychological thrillers featuring Morgan Vine, a single mother and investigative journalist who specialises in miscarriages of justice. He followed this with Kill Me Twice in 2017. His latest book, Animal Instinct, begins a new series focusing on ex-policeman Joe Cassidy.

Simon lives in London and Deal. He is a volunteer facilitator in Restorative Justice, working with offenders at HMP Brixton.

Simon Booker @simonbooker

The Bent Agency is hiring a paid, remote intern!

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Deadline July 6th

To all professionals in the film, television, theatre, entertainment and arts world, join the challenge to post a picture of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession.
Copy the text and post a pic. #SaveTheArts

Delighted to announce we'll be offering #art #writing #coaching and wonderful walks in the #IsleofWight from August. No singing allowed tho' 😔 To be first to hear, join our mailing list #SaveTheArts

Ask yourself, in years to come, do you want to take your kids to the theatre, or a Wetherspoons that used to be a theatre?

See you in court.

Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly!

COMPETITION CLOSED - We will announce the winner of the #BIRDSONGOnline script signed by @MaxBowden soon!

Have you watched the show yet? No long left to watch!

Today is your last chance to catch this brilliantly inventive online production of Birdsong, courtesy of .@OriginalTheatre .@alastairwhatley .@CharlottePeterz et al

A message for my favourite Musical’s namesake, @OliverDowden to ponder as he continues to review our situation...

I'm not sure anyone in government realises how important this is.

Which one is the Trump family's Kendall, Don Jnr or Eric? #SuccessionHBO

Are you paying attention @BorisJohnson

This is one of the best things to come out of lockdown. Bravo .@OriginalTheatre .@alastairwhatley et al.

Value of UK arts sector:
£111bn a year (£13m an hour)

Emergency arts funding:

Italy: €245m
Germany: €1bn
France: €7bn
Canada: £300m
South Africa: £7m
New Zealand: £90m
Ireland: €20m
Spain: €76m

UK: £0

They're letting the arts go to the wall.

One of these women has protected a man who's been accused of sexual assault by 24 women. The other is Ghislaine Maxwell.

Ghislaine Maxwell arrested. Wonder if Andrew has got pver his inability to sweat condition.

A Timeline of Failure (Part One) - @ByDonkeys factual account of just some of Boris Johnson's serial errors on coronavirus.

Johnson and Cummings: A Timeline of Failure (Part One)
Location: Barnard Castle
(Sound on - thanks to @GavinEsler for narration)

The wheels are totally coming off the .@realDonaldTrump regime. Wonderful to watch. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

Seen this @HadleyFreeman?