Colin MacDonald


Colin Macdonald has written his fifth adaptation in the Shardlake series of historical mystery novels by C J Sansom which will be recorded and broadcast in 2017 and is currently writing a treatment for feature film Paradise, commissioned by Rob Roy Films.  

Colin will adapt Esther Freud’s novel Mr Mac and Me for producer, Verity Wislocki. Feature films scripts include Ivanhoe, Close and Some Kid.

Colin’s credits for television include Sharpe’s Honour and Blue Murder, as well as three single films for BBC One: The Dunroamin RisingThe Gift and The Wreck On the Highway. He has also written for HeartbeatDoctor FinlayCasualty and Para Handy

A prolific writer for radio, his credits for BBC Radio 4 include: The PenaltyThe Whole Of The Moon (two series), The Bones BoysKilling The ButterflyHill of RainsHossack’s Child, The Colour of Summer and  Calum’s Road starring Ian McDiarmid and Bryan Dick. Stage plays include The Gowk Storm (Royal Lycem Theatre Edinburgh), The Bones Boys (Oran Mor, Glasgow) and The Heart of Saturday Night (Theatre PKF at The Traverse, Edinburgh).


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Colin MacDonald is represented by Rochelle Stevens