Inside Story with Lucinda

with Sue Teddern Author of All at Sea
22 October 2021

Until the runaway success of her debut novel, Annie Stanley, All At Sea, Sue Teddern was better known as a writer of radio dramas. Her first scriptwriting credit was on The Archers, since then she has worked on Sad Girl, The Charm Factory, (which ran for five series), In Mates and her recent success Cooking in a Bedsitter, a witty love story inspired by Katherine Whitehorn’s iconic 1960s cookbook. When she left school, Sue wanted to be a window dresser, an ambition she achieved – but didn’t make her happy. It was then that she realised what she really wanted to be was a writer. So she started working as a writing articles– do you remember the magazines Honey, My Guy, Mizz, Women’s Journal and 19? If you ever read those, the chances are, you’ve read some of Sue’s work. She has also written for The Guardian, Ideal Home and City Limits and became an interviewer for the Radio Times. As a lover of comedy, her favourite interviews remain those she did with Victoria Wood and French & Saunders. From journalism she moved into scriptwriting. In addition to her radio dramas, she worked on the TV comedies, including Birds of a Feather and Happy Together. She also created and wrote the ITV series Homefront, about the lives of army families. Join me and Sue Teddern on Friday 22 October, when I’ll be asking Sue about her scriptwriting, Annie Stanley and her upcoming second novel, The Year of Bad Choices, which will be out next year.