Susan Boyd (born 7 February 1949 in Glasgow, died 18th June 2004) was a professional television writer who wrote many EastEnders episodes from the shows first in November 1985 to March 1998, which means that Susan was a dedication to the show for thirteen years, which was such an honour to both herself and the show.

Susan was born in Glasgow, the daughter of screenwriter, author and journalist Eddie Boyd and actor and illustrator Katy Gardiner. She taught herself to read and write by the age of four, drawing the wild horses around the isolated cottage on the shores of Loch Lomond where her family lived. After Hillhead secondary school, in Glasgow, she studied drawing and painting at Glasgow School of Art.

Susan's first broadcasting work was short stories and plays for Radio 4. In 1979, her play, Another Day, provided a career breakthrough when networked on BBC2's Play Of The Week slot. During 1985-86, she was also on the writing team of the Scottish series, Take The High Road. In 1990, she wrote Paradise Club for Zenith. Between 1997 and 2000, she was writing on Casualty in its heyday, and, in 1998, on Holby City.

Actors adored her dialogue, and she was one of those rare writers who saw the new challenge in EastEnders. So, for years, script editors would put up with her typewritten, Typexed drafts because, when they finally deciphered them, living, marvellous voices - witty, caustic, streetwise and moving - came off the paper. And she would fight for every single word because each one had to be true to character.

Episodes written by Susan Boyd


1985 (1 episode)

1986 (1 episode)

1987 (1 episode)

1988 (5 episodes)

1989 (5 episodes)


1990 (1 episode)

1991 (3 episodes)

1992 (9 episodes)

1993 (10 episodes)

1994 (9 episodes)

1995 (7 episodes)

1996 (4 episodes)

1997 (5 episodes)

1998 (4 episodes)

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