Jimmy McGovern, At the Top of the Game, 2008. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy AV Festival.

Jimmy McGovern’s name is synonymous with powerful, hard-hitting drama. In a career that spans over twenty years he has created landmark shows that include Cracker, Hillsborough, Sunday, and The Street. But how does one of the country’s leading screenwriters work? How does he get these difficult projects from inception to broadcast? This was a unique opportunity to hear from the established writer and to ask questions about his work. This talk at Cineworld coincided with the Northern Screenwriters Conference.

Jimmy McGovern (born 1949) is a BAFTA award-winning English television scriptwriter from Liverpool.

Produced by NSC08 in association with AV Festival 08.

Jimmy McGovern: At the Top of the Game


Tue 4 March 2008, 7pm


Middlesbrough Leisure Park
Middlesbrough TS1 2DY