Adam Usden is an award-winning writer from Manchester, now based in London.
Adam is currently adapting Maisie Mosco’s novel Almonds & Raisins into a 3 part serial for BBC Radio 4. His pilot scripts Milk & Meat, an adaptation of James Lubbock’s memoir Breaking Dad, and And How Does It Make You Feel?, inspired by Joshua Fletcher’s forthcoming book of the same name, have been commissioned by West Road Pictures. Original drama Sheva has also been commissioned to script by ITV Studios/Patrick Spence.
Adam was lead Writer on teen drama series Zero Chill for Lime/Netflix and wrote two episodes of Lupin III for Gaumont/Netflix which TX’d in October 2023. Adam’s credits also include an episode of Ackley Bridge III for The Forge/C4.
For radio, Adam’s debut play, The Book of Yehudit, received the Imison Award for ‘Best Script by a Writer New to Radio’, and his second, Sophie’s Lights, was shortlisted for ‘Best Drama’ at the BBC Radio News and Drama Awards. Most recently Adam wrote an original finale for the radio adaptation of Our Friends in the North for BBC/Sparklab Productions which TX’d in May 2023.
Adam is a graduate of 4Screenwriting, the BBC Drama Writer’s Programme, the Royal Court Studio Group and Traverse 50, and his theatre work has previously been shortlisted for the Papatango Prize, the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award, the Yale Drama Prize and the Channel 4/Òran Mór Comedy Drama Award.
Adam graduated from Durham University with a 1st in English Literature, where he also wrote and performed (badly) with the Durham Revue, and was part of the troupe that won the National Student Best University Sketch Group and Underbelly Sketch-Off.
Adam Usden is represented by Frances Arnold