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Richard Monks

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

Richard Monks is an award-winning writer and director with over 25 years’ experience in the film and television industry. He studied Film Direction and Scriptwriting at the Royal College of Art and was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing by Lancaster University. He has written award-winning drama for television and radio and has worked with the likes of Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Maxine Peake (Funny Cow), James Norton (Happy Valley) and many others. His television work includes In the Cold Light of Day, Mysterious Murders (co-written with Julian Fellowes) as well as episodes of Casualty, Heartbeat, Doctors and Dangerfield. His radio work includes Hearing Sense, which won a Sony Award, One Church, which won an IVCA award for best radio drama, and a number of critically acclaimed series, including Donor Trail, Shattered and Belgrano. He was one of the core writers on Radio 4's landmark WW1 drama serial, Home Front. He also worked with Danny Brocklehurst (Shameless) on Radio 4’s popular detective series, Stone, starring Hugo Speer.


Lancaster University, UK, PhD (with no amendments), Creative Writing
Lancaster University, UK, MA Creative Writing (Distinction)
Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, MA (RCA) Film Direction & Scriptwriting (Distinction)
Exeter College of Art & Design, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Fine Art (First Class)

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Associate Lecturer, Creative Writing, Lancaster University, 2013 - 2015
Associate Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media & Performance, University Central Lancashire, 2010 - 2013
Tutor, Dept. of Continuing Education, Lancaster University, Lancaster, 2008 - 2009


Monks R. 2023. Rare Earth

Monks R. 2022. Belgrano

Monks RJ. 2018. Stone Season 7 Eps 3&4

Monks RJ. 2016. Stone: Sext

Monks RJ. 2016. Lost in Glencoe

Monks RJ. 2016. Home Front (Seasons 3-7)

Monks RJ. 2015. Stone: Blood Money

Monks RJ. 2014. Inquest

Monks RJ. 2013. Stone: Mother Love

Monks RJ. 2013. Early Warning

Monks RJ. 2013. Kidnap

Monks RJ. 2012. Zola

Monks RJ. 2011. Disconnected

Monks RJ. 2010. Donor Trail

Monks RJ. 2010. The Journey

Monks RJ. 2010. Casualty: New Beginnings

Monks RJ. 2009. The Tower

Monks RJ. 2009. Mole

Monks RJ. 2008. Shattered

Monks RJ. 2008. From Fact to Fiction: Family Snaps

Monks RJ. 2008. Blood, Sweat & Tea

Monks RJ. 2006. The Loss Adjuster

Monks RJ. 2005. One Church

Monks RJ. 2005. Julian Fellowes Investigates: The Case of Rose Harsent

Monks RJ. 2005. Heartbeat: Miller's Tale

Monks RJ. 2005. Heartbeat: Off the Rails

Monks RJ. 2004. Community Flock

Monks RJ. 2004. Heartbeat: Fakers & Frauds

Monks RJ. 2003. Lying Undiscovered

Monks RJ. 2003. Heartbeat: Waifs & Strays

Monks RJ. 2001. Rolling Home

Monks RJ. 2000. Doctors: In Too Deep

Monks RJ. 2000. Doctors: In Deep

Monks RJ. 1999. Hearing Sense

Monks RJ. 1999. Dangerfield

Monks RJ. 1994. In the Cold Light of Day

Monks RJ. 1991. A Life in Death

Monks R. Stone Series 8 - Episodes 3,4,5

Monks R. Stone Season 8 Eps 3,4 & 5


Monks RJ. The Dead Room Farley P.