John Yorke is Managing Director of Angel Station where he works as a drama producer, consultant and lecturer on all forms of storytelling. He’s currently making EastEnders for BBC1 and Red Rock for TV3/BBC1. A former MD of Company Pictures where he Exec Produced Wolf Hall, he’s worked as both Head of Channel Four Drama and Controller of BBC Drama Production. As a commissioning Editor/Executive Producer, he championed Life On Mars, The Street, Shameless and Bodies and in 2005 he created the BBC Writers Academy, a year-long in-depth training scheme which has produced a generation of successful television writers. The author of INTO THE WOODS – the highly acclaimed book about how and why we tell stories – John is Visiting Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London.