Peter Ransley

Peter Ransley’s work as a screenwriter spans psychological thrillers, plays with a social theme and historical drama.

In mainstream television, he worked on series such as Tales of the Unexpected and Ruth Rendell Mysteries. Three more recent TV productions were Fallen Angel, ITV, A Good Murder, BBC1 and his BAFTA nominated adaptation of Sarah Waters’ Fingersmith for BBC1.

Peter has long been interested in history. He wrote a TV series Bread or Blood set at the time of the Swing Riots in 1830. His interest in the English Civil War led to his trilogy Plague Child, Cromwell’s Blessing and The King’s List.

He has just published Wild Boy, from an idea by his grandson Finlay Parker, who is nine. He is now working on book two and Wild Boy has just started secondary school.