Nick Warburton has written novels and scripts for stage, television and radio. He has run courses on writing in this country, in West Africa for the British Council, and in the Middle East for the World Service. He is on the Broadcasting Committee of the Writers' Guild of Great Britain. Among more than fifty radio plays are Conversations from the Engine Room (joint-winner of the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award in 1985), A Grove of Straight Trees (short-listed for the BBC/Radio Times Drama Award in 1993), and Witness, a 5-part adaptation of St Luke which won the Sandford St Martin Award for 2009. He created the original drama series On Mardle Fen. Beast was the winner of the 2005 Tinniswood Award for best radio play.
Among his children's books are Ackford's Monster and Lost in Africa. He has written scripts for Doctors, Holby City, Born and Bred and EastEnders. A number of plays, including Touch Wood and Smoking Gun, were premiered at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. His stage version of Brian Viner's Tales of the Country was toured successfully in 2010 by Pentabus. It was revived in 2011.