Ella Kelly


Ella recently produced both series of the new detective show Shakespeare & Hathaway, the BBC’s highest ever rating daytime drama.  Her career started in radio on an early passion: The Archers.  She moved to Radio Drama Manchester where she was part of a vibrant team developing ideas with new writers, as well as script reading for Granada and dramaturgy work with North West Playwrights.   Her first role in TV was a Script Editor on Doctors.  Alongside this she developed new writers for the BBC Writers Academy and went on to Produce Series III of Land Girls.  She moved to ITV as Story Producer on Emmerdale and then Assistant Producer on Coronation Street. Ella is hugely proud of her work with the strong writing and story teams across continuing drama especially being part of Hayley Cropper’s exit story and the show receiving the BAFTA two years running during this time.   She went on to produce another of the nation’s favourites, Casualty - before joining Bentley Productions to produce Midsomer Murders, relishing the challenge of developing the 6x90' crime series.  Ella thrives on storytelling and all that brings, working with writers, and the joy of bringing drama to the screen.


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