Originally hailing from Lichfield in Staffordshire, David Roden began his career working as an assistant for legendary film-maker Derek Jarman on films such as Wittgenstein and Blue. In 1993 David wrote the Doctor Who story Dimensions in Time that featured all of the then living Doctors, before moving into theatre writing and directing. David wrote the official schools' adaptation for Ben Elton of We Will Rock You. In more recent years, David studied at the Metropolitan Film School, before becoming an award-winning director and writer with his film The Resurrectionist. He also spent some time working in the BBC Drama Department in Cardiff working in script development, and now finds new writers and directors for the BBC's Continuing Drama series EastEnders, Casualty, Holby and Doctors.