Frankie Bailey began her scriptwriting career as a ‘one-liner and sketch writer’ for Lenny Henry and Tracey Ullman. (THE LENNY HENRY SHOW, THREE OF A KIND). Squeezing through the narrow aperture of sitcom and comedy drama as a team-writer (BIRDS OF A FEATHER, LOVE HURTS) she survived relatively unscathed to go on to write, co-write, and storyline for a number of medical, legal and crime drama series (CASUALTY, PEAK PRACTICE, CROWN PROSECUTOR, HEARTBEAT) After a long period as a freelance script editor for various independent production companies, she returned to creative writing with her RADIO 4 play (SIGNS AND WONDERS) which received glowing press reviews. She has recently created a trilogy of One-Act stage plays based upon the interlocking lives of three American playwrights. Workshops are planned for 2023-2024.
With a considerable academic background in English and American Literature, and a BSc in Psychology, Frankie is regularly consulted on TV, film and radio scripts, life-writing (memoir) and biography. She also works as a developmental and substantive editor in these disciplines.
For TLC Frankie reads non-fiction (scripts, screenplays, memoir/life-writing and biography)