Screenwriter Gwyneth Hughes studied Russian at university before training as a newspaper reporter on the Sheffield Morning Telegraph. She moved to the newsdesk at Yorkshire Television in Leeds, and then became a TV documentary director, specialising in history and true crime.
Gwyneth made her move into writing drama on The Bill and Silent Witness. Her more recent original productions have included Five Days, Remember Me, The Girl, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Dark Angel. Last year she wrote Vanity Fair for ITV and Doing Money for the BBC. She lives near Skipton.