Joy has written five episodes of Suspect for Channel 4 and Britbox International. The thriller series has an all-star cast including Anne-Marie Duff, Dominic Cooper and Eddie Marsan, and it wrapped shooting in December 2023.

Joy wrote three episodes of Lockwood & Co for Complete Fiction/Netflix, based on the bestselling novels by Jonathan Stroud and conceived for TV by Joe Cornish. It was the fourth most watched show made by Netflix UK in 2023 with an incredible 113m hours viewed.

The Pact Season 2

Joy wrote two episodes of The Pact season 2, starring Rakie Ayola, which went out on BBC1 in November 2022. She worked on the series with creator (and Doctor Who colleague) Pete McTighe. The show is on BBC iPlayer here.

Joy wrote ‘The Witchfinders’ for Doctor Who season 11 – more details here – and her Target novel of the episode was published in 2021. She has also written short fiction for Doctor Who: The Target Storybook, Doctor Who: Adventures in Lockdown, and Doctor Who Magazine. 

Joy is currently developing various original TV dramas and adaptations with independent production companies in the UK and US.

Her previous work includes Nick Nickleby (BBC1/Kindle Entertainment) – a five-part modernisation of the Dickens classic, starring Adrian Dunbar, Linda Bassett and Andrew Simpson. More details and clips available here.

Press for Nick Nickleby:

“Dickens done right… It is not the obvious place to look for innovation or fresh thinking, but BBC daytime has served up an autumn surprise with Nick Nickleby.” The Guardian

“A brisk, bold treatment that deserves an audience.” The Independent

“The story flows effortlessly. A hidden gem” TV Times

“Ambition and imagination… an exhilarating, enjoyable ride” The Stage

Critic’s Choice, Independent, Scotsman

Pick of the Week, Radio Times, TV Choice

Pick of the Day, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, TV Times

Joy is a graduate of the BBC Writers Academy. Her other credits include Land GirlsCasualtyHolby City and DoctorsFull details here.