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Simon Ashdown is a British television writer, best known as being a BAFTA award-winning EastEnders writer. To date, Ashdown has contributed 161 scripts for the show, initially joining in 1995, before departing in 2013. In December 2017, Ashdown returned to EastEnders to write two more scripts, centered around Max Branning, a character who he developed in his original stint on the show. Ashdown returned again in 2018 to write the show's Christmas Day and Boxing Day episodes. He also served as the show's story consultant from 2007 to 2014.

During Ashdown's time as a writer on EastEnders, he was responsible for many memorable episodes, including a special episode focusing on Ricky Butcher and Bianca Jackson. He also developed, and wrote, Stacey Slater and Max Branning's affair storyline, as well as the death of Pauline Fowler in 2006, and Danielle Jones being revealed as the long-lost daughter of Ronnie Mitchell before being run-over and killed by Janine Butcher.

In addition to EastEnders, Ashdown has written one episode of Casualty and Holby City, as well as episodes of Funland.

Episodes written by Simon Ashdown

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