Even Baddies Wear Helmets
Episode 7: Teen Drama with Holly Phillips
It’s here - the penultimate episode of series 1! And it’s all about the awkward years - from first crushes to volcanic fall-outs, we’re talking TEEN DRAMA.
The teen audience can be one of the hardest to get right - how do you stay relevant without being cringeworthy? How do you handle issues sensitively without patronising anyone? We’re here to find out.
Our guest this week is Holly Phillips. Holly is best known for creating and showrunning the teen series Get Even for BBC iPlayer and Netflix. Based on the novels by Gretchen McNeil, it follows a group of teenage girls at an elite private school who band together to get revenge on bullies. But things take a turn for the worse when they are accused of murdering one of their previous targets…
Holly is also lead writer and creator of The Athena for Sky, and has written for teen shows such as Dance Academy 2, Nearly Famous (E4) and Sugar Rush (Channel 4). Her children’s credits include So Awkward, Millie Inbetween and 4 O’Clock Club (all CBBC).
In this episode, we talk about first times, thrillers, and Dawson’s Creek. Strap in, the teens have arrived!
Hosted by Billie Collins
Produced by Clodagh Chapman
Music by Finlay Stafford
Logo designed by Lucy Tiller
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