Isle of Wight screenwriters Hannah George and James Whitehouse. Picture by Laura Holme.
AN ISLE of Wight screenwriting duo tasted national success this week with the showing of the new BBC children’s television series, Wolfblood.
Well-known Ventnor comedian Hannah George, and her writing partner, James Whitehouse, have co-authored two episodes of the CBBC show.
The pair have just returned from a premier of the show, which took place in Newcastle earlier this week.
They hope the 13-episode series will be just the first season for the show, which is one of the most high-profile children’s productions commissioned by the BBC for many years.
The show tells the story of a teenage girl who can transform into a wolf and follows her adventures. The first episode written by Hannah, 25, and James, 39, was screen on Tuesday.
Not only do Hannah and James hope they will be involved in a second series, they have also written a comedy called Small Hope Beach, set in a fictitious lifeboat station at Sandown, which has been bought by the creators of hit comedy My Family.
The duo have also been writing episodes for an American show called House of Anubis, which is produced by top US channel Nickleodeon.
James, of St Catherine’s Road, Niton, said the pair had taken around six months to write the two episodes. They first teamed up to write in 2009.
He said: "Wolfblood is an interesting show and I think it is going to be a hit. If a second series gets the green light, we have been lined up to write for it.
"I don’t know where our ideas come from. Sometimes we just go for long walks in Sandown or Shanklin and try out ideas."
Hannah, of Madeira Road, Ventnor, added: "It is a difficult industry to break into. You get rejection after rejection. Then, one person is interested and then everyone wants you after a while."