Telling Stories

Telling Stories

Telling Stories

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John Yorke is the former head of Channel 4 Drama and controller of BBC Drama Productions.  He’s behind many of television’s most popular and enduring shows, such as Eastenders, Shameless, Life on Mars and Spooks.  He’s also author of best-selling screenwriting book ‘Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them’. John has devoted a large part of his career to understanding and interrogating the principles of story structure.
John Yorke is the former head of Channel 4 Drama and controller of BBC Drama Productions.  He’s behind many of television’s most popular and enduring shows, such as Eastenders, Shameless, Life on Mars and Spooks.  He’s also author of best-selling screenwriting book ‘Into The Woods: How Stories Work and Why We Tell Them’. John has devoted a large part of his career to understanding and interrogating the principles of story structure.