Andrew Viner

Emmy-nominated writer Andrew Viner has written for a range of children’s TV, radio comedy shows, and also writes adult comedy.

He won one of six places offered on the BBC’s inaugural College of Comedy scheme, beating over 3,000 other applicants. The BBC optioned an original comedy idea of his as part of the scheme, and he has also had comedy ideas optioned by DLT Entertainment and Hat Trick. Andrew has been commissioned to write 2 x original radio plays for BBC Radio 4, WHEN I LIVED IN PERU (broadcast in May 2014), and SPEECHLESS (broadcast June 2015). He has also written sketches for of THAT MITCHELL & WEBB SOUND for BBC Radio 4. Most recently he has completed a comedy feature film commission for Econ Films.

Andrew has written for several comedy drama series for CBBC, including MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY. He has written extensively for pre-school with credits including Aardman’s TIMMY TIME, which won a Pre-School Animation BAFTA, NUMTUMS for CBeebies, episodes for HiT Entertainment’s MIKE THE KNIGHT and FIREMAN SAM, and the popular pre-school shows BIG AND SMALL, EVERYTHING’S ROSIE, TIMMY TIME and KNIGHT RUSTY. He also recently worked with Collingwood O’Hare on RUFF RUFF, TWEET & DAVE, for CBeebies. Andrew recently wrote and script edited on a new pre-school series, BOOKABOO, for Happy Films and Amazon, for which he was nominated for an Daytime Emmy. He has recently written on the second series of PJ MASKS for eOne and Disney, OLOBOB TOP for Beakus/CBeebies and NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE for Dreamworks and Gaumont Animation.

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Credits

TELEVISION
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UNTITLED (2017-18)
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Happy Films
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Development work on 3 x new projects
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UNTITLED (2017)
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Jellyfish Animation
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Development work on new project
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NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE Series 2 (2017-18)
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Dreamworks/Gaumont
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
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FLOOGALS Series 2 (2017)
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Belly Up Productions
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Commissioned to write 1 x 11' script on this preschool animated comedy series.
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PJ MASKS Series 2 (2016-17)
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Frogbox/Disney/eOne
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts and interstitial episodes.
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BOOKABOO (2016)
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Happy Films/Amazon
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Commissioned to write and script edit on new preschool series.
*Nominated for a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Writing in a Children’s/Preschool Series)
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HOGIE THE GLOBEHOPPER
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Lil Critter Workshop
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Commissioned to write 4 x 11 minute script for new pre-school animated series.
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OLOBOB TOP (2015-16)
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Beakus Ltd/Cbeebies
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Commissioned to write 8 x 5' scripts for new animated TV series.
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TREE FU TOM Series 5 (2015)
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Blue Zoo Animation
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Commissioned to write one 22' script for the fifth series of this popular live action/CGI children’s TV show.
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BABAVILLAGE (2014-15)
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Babavillage Productions
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Commissioned to write 13 x 5' episodes for children’s animated TV series based on picture book series.
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FIREMAN SAM Series 10 (2014-15)
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HiT Entertaiment
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
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PLANET PLAY (2014)
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Sunflower Graphics
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Commissioned to write two storylines and revise bible for new animation pilot.
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BBC LEARNING (2014)
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TwoFour Digital
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Commissioned to write treatment for BBC Learning development project.
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RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (2013-14)
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Collingwood O'Hare/Sprout
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Commissioned to write six episodes for this CGI pre-school show.
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MIKE THE KNIGHT Series 3 (2013)
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HiT Entertainment
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
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NUMTUMS (2013)
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CBeebies
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Commissioned to write 2 x episodes of this new pre-school series.
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KNIGHT RUSTY (2013)
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Caligari Film
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Commissioned to write 1 x episode of this new series.
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EVERYTHING'S ROSE (2013)
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V & S Entertainment
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Commissioned to write 8 x episodes for this new series.
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UNTITLED (2012)
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DLT Entertainment
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Adult comedy idea under option
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UNTITLED (2012)
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Hat Trick Productions
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Adult comedy idea under option
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EVERYTHING'S ROSIE (2011)
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V & S Entertainment
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Commissioned to write multiple episodes
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TIMMY TIME (2011)
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Aardman Animations
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Commissioned to write 4 x 11' script on pre-school stop-motion animation series.
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BIG AND SMALL (2011)
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Kindle Entertainment
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Commissioned to write 1 x 11' script
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OLD SCHOOL MONSTERS (2010)
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Inspire GLG
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Commissioned to write an episode of a new children’s 3D animation series.
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THOMAS AND FRIENDS (2010)
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HiT Entertainment
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Commissioned to write an episode of the pre-school series.
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SADIE JONES (2010)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write an episode of children’s live action comedy drama series.
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PET SQUAD (2009)
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Darrall Macqueen
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Commissioned to write an episode for a new animation series.
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NOT 19 FOREVER (2009)
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BBC
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Original comedy script for TV optioned by the BBC as part of the College of Comedy.
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TIMMY TIME (2009)
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Aardman Animations
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Commissioned to write 4 x 11' scripts
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BEAR BEHAVING BADLY (2009)
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Darrall Macqueen
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Commissioned to write an episode for a pre-school live action/puppet series.
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MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY (2009)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write two episodes for this live action kid’s comedy-drama series. Also commissioned to work as story editor and writer for the show’s online content.
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TROUBADOURS (2008)
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Kindle Entertainment
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Pilot script commission. Written in partnership with Andrew Bernhardt.
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BEAR BEHAVING BADLY Series 2 (2008)
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Darrall Macqueen
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Commissioned to write an episode for this pre-school live action/puppet series.
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BOBLINS
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Inspire GLG
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Commissioned to write 5 x episodes
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BIG AND SMALL (2008)
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Kindle Entertainment
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Commissioned to write 3 x episodes
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SKATOONY (2008)
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Cartoon Network
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Writer for an animated game show. 8 x episodes and 5 x promotional shorts commissioned.
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BUDDY AND ELVIS (2008)
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Illuminated Films
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Commissioned to write a 10' pilot script for an animated children's project.
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BOTTOM KNOCKER STREET (2007)
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Whirlwind Media
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Developed children's TV series.
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THOMAS AND FRIENDS (2007)
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HiT Entertainment
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1 x episode commissioned
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JIM JAM & SUNNY (2006-07)
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Wish Films
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Commissioned to write 9 x episodes
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WITTY & TWISTED
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BBC
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Workshopped runner-up in BBC7's comedy writing competition.
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GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME (2004)
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Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment
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4 x 10' scripts commissioned
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SKUNK FU! (2004)
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Cartoon Saloon
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Commissioned to write a pilot treatment.
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POCOYO (2004)
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Carlton International/Novel Entertainment/Zinkia
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Wrote story lines for this pre-school animated series.
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RUBBERDUBBERS (2001-04)
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HiT Entertainment
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Wrote 14 x episodes and 3 x interstitials of this animated pre-school series, including lyrics to several songs.
*Episode 'Sheriff Terence' was shortlisted for a British Animation Award.
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SHELLTOWN (2003)
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Cosgrove Hall/ Shell Town Productions
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Commissioned to write a 10' animated pilot script.
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UNTITLED (2002)
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MVMax
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Developed interactive fictional ideas.
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THE ARK (2002)
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Granada
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Commissioned to write 5 x episodes
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ADVENTURERS: MASTERS OF TIME (2002)
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Greenlight Media/Cosgrove Hall
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Worked on scripts of animated series.
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UNTITLED (2002)
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Granada Kids
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Preschool series idea option (co-written with Andy Bernhardt)
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FIMBLES/THE ROLY MO SHOW (2002)
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Novel Entertainment
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Wrote animated short stories for the BAFTA nominated pre-school series
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MUNGIE (2001)
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BBC/Cosgrove Hall
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Commissioned by the BBC Animation Unit to write a treatment for Cosgrove Hall project.
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REX THE RUNT (2000)
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Aardman Animations
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Wrote/co-wrote nine episodes of series 2 of cult animated series. *'Pick of the Day' Observer.
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DEAR GOD (1999)
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BBC Films
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Original half-hour drama script.
RADIO
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Company
Notes
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SPEECHLESS (AKA THE EULOGIST) (2014-15)
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BBC Radio 4
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Commissioned to write 45” play. Produced by Liz Webb. Tx date 9th June 2015.
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WHEN I LIVED IN PERU (2013-14)
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BBC Radio 4
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Commissioned to write 45” play. Produced by Liz Webb. Tx date 16th May 2014.
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THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB SOUND Series 5 (2013)
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BBC Radio 4
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Commissioned to write sketch material.
Production
PARSON AND NAYLOR'S PULL OUT SECTIONS (2005)
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BBC Radio 2
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Sketch and gag writer
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GOAL DIFFERENCE (2004)
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BBC Radio
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Sports Shorts radio play commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio Five Live starring Simon Lipson and produced by Toby Swift. An excerpt was also featured on Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week'.
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WEEK ENDING (1994)
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BBC Radio 4
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Gag Writer
FILM
Production
Company
Notes
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THE FILMMAKER (2016)
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Econ Films
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Commissioned to write a feature length comedy script based on an original idea by Bob Denham.
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TORTOISE VS HARE (2001)
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Aardman Animations
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Undertook both structural and polishing work for this feature.
Production
THE THREE OF US (2008)
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THE THREE OF US was a runner up with commendation in Marchmont Films Short Film Script Competition and the British Short Screenplay Competition. Judges of the latter included Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell and Natascha Wharton.
TELEVISION
Production Company Notes
UNTITLED (2017-18) Happy Films Development work on 3 x new projects
UNTITLED (2017) Jellyfish Animation Development work on new project
NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE Series 2 (2017-18) Dreamworks/Gaumont Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
FLOOGALS Series 2 (2017) Belly Up Productions Commissioned to write 1 x 11' script on this preschool animated comedy series.
PJ MASKS Series 2 (2016-17) Frogbox/Disney/eOne Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts and interstitial episodes.
BOOKABOO (2016) Happy Films/Amazon Commissioned to write and script edit on new preschool series.
*Nominated for a Daytime Emmy (Outstanding Writing in a Children’s/Preschool Series)
HOGIE THE GLOBEHOPPER Lil Critter Workshop Commissioned to write 4 x 11 minute script for new pre-school animated series.
OLOBOB TOP (2015-16) Beakus Ltd/Cbeebies Commissioned to write 8 x 5' scripts for new animated TV series.
TREE FU TOM Series 5 (2015) Blue Zoo Animation Commissioned to write one 22' script for the fifth series of this popular live action/CGI children’s TV show.
BABAVILLAGE (2014-15) Babavillage Productions Commissioned to write 13 x 5' episodes for children’s animated TV series based on picture book series.
FIREMAN SAM Series 10 (2014-15) HiT Entertaiment Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
PLANET PLAY (2014) Sunflower Graphics Commissioned to write two storylines and revise bible for new animation pilot.
BBC LEARNING (2014) TwoFour Digital Commissioned to write treatment for BBC Learning development project.
RUFF RUFF TWEET & DAVE (2013-14) Collingwood O'Hare/Sprout Commissioned to write six episodes for this CGI pre-school show.
MIKE THE KNIGHT Series 3 (2013) HiT Entertainment Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts
NUMTUMS (2013) CBeebies Commissioned to write 2 x episodes of this new pre-school series.
KNIGHT RUSTY (2013) Caligari Film Commissioned to write 1 x episode of this new series.
EVERYTHING'S ROSE (2013) V & S Entertainment Commissioned to write 8 x episodes for this new series.
UNTITLED (2012) DLT Entertainment Adult comedy idea under option
UNTITLED (2012) Hat Trick Productions Adult comedy idea under option
EVERYTHING'S ROSIE (2011) V & S Entertainment Commissioned to write multiple episodes
TIMMY TIME (2011) Aardman Animations Commissioned to write 4 x 11' script on pre-school stop-motion animation series.
BIG AND SMALL (2011) Kindle Entertainment Commissioned to write 1 x 11' script
OLD SCHOOL MONSTERS (2010) Inspire GLG Commissioned to write an episode of a new children’s 3D animation series.
THOMAS AND FRIENDS (2010) HiT Entertainment Commissioned to write an episode of the pre-school series.
SADIE JONES (2010) CBBC Commissioned to write an episode of children’s live action comedy drama series.
PET SQUAD (2009) Darrall Macqueen Commissioned to write an episode for a new animation series.
NOT 19 FOREVER (2009) BBC Original comedy script for TV optioned by the BBC as part of the College of Comedy.
TIMMY TIME (2009) Aardman Animations Commissioned to write 4 x 11' scripts
BEAR BEHAVING BADLY (2009) Darrall Macqueen Commissioned to write an episode for a pre-school live action/puppet series.
MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY (2009) CBBC Commissioned to write two episodes for this live action kid’s comedy-drama series. Also commissioned to work as story editor and writer for the show’s online content.
TROUBADOURS (2008) Kindle Entertainment Pilot script commission. Written in partnership with Andrew Bernhardt.
BEAR BEHAVING BADLY Series 2 (2008) Darrall Macqueen Commissioned to write an episode for this pre-school live action/puppet series.
BOBLINS Inspire GLG Commissioned to write 5 x episodes
BIG AND SMALL (2008) Kindle Entertainment Commissioned to write 3 x episodes
SKATOONY (2008) Cartoon Network Writer for an animated game show. 8 x episodes and 5 x promotional shorts commissioned.
BUDDY AND ELVIS (2008) Illuminated Films Commissioned to write a 10' pilot script for an animated children's project.
BOTTOM KNOCKER STREET (2007) Whirlwind Media Developed children's TV series.
THOMAS AND FRIENDS (2007) HiT Entertainment 1 x episode commissioned
JIM JAM & SUNNY (2006-07) Wish Films Commissioned to write 9 x episodes
WITTY & TWISTED BBC Workshopped runner-up in BBC7's comedy writing competition.
GORDON THE GARDEN GNOME (2004) Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment 4 x 10' scripts commissioned
SKUNK FU! (2004) Cartoon Saloon Commissioned to write a pilot treatment.
POCOYO (2004) Carlton International/Novel Entertainment/Zinkia Wrote story lines for this pre-school animated series.
RUBBERDUBBERS (2001-04) HiT Entertainment Wrote 14 x episodes and 3 x interstitials of this animated pre-school series, including lyrics to several songs.
*Episode 'Sheriff Terence' was shortlisted for a British Animation Award.
SHELLTOWN (2003) Cosgrove Hall/ Shell Town Productions Commissioned to write a 10' animated pilot script.
UNTITLED (2002) MVMax Developed interactive fictional ideas.
THE ARK (2002) Granada Commissioned to write 5 x episodes
ADVENTURERS: MASTERS OF TIME (2002) Greenlight Media/Cosgrove Hall Worked on scripts of animated series.
UNTITLED (2002) Granada Kids Preschool series idea option (co-written with Andy Bernhardt)
FIMBLES/THE ROLY MO SHOW (2002) Novel Entertainment Wrote animated short stories for the BAFTA nominated pre-school series
MUNGIE (2001) BBC/Cosgrove Hall Commissioned by the BBC Animation Unit to write a treatment for Cosgrove Hall project.
REX THE RUNT (2000) Aardman Animations Wrote/co-wrote nine episodes of series 2 of cult animated series. *'Pick of the Day' Observer.
DEAR GOD (1999) BBC Films Original half-hour drama script.
RADIO
Production Company Notes
SPEECHLESS (AKA THE EULOGIST) (2014-15) BBC Radio 4 Commissioned to write 45” play. Produced by Liz Webb. Tx date 9th June 2015.
WHEN I LIVED IN PERU (2013-14) BBC Radio 4 Commissioned to write 45” play. Produced by Liz Webb. Tx date 16th May 2014.
THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB SOUND Series 5 (2013) BBC Radio 4 Commissioned to write sketch material.
PARSON AND NAYLOR'S PULL OUT SECTIONS (2005) BBC Radio 2 Sketch and gag writer
GOAL DIFFERENCE (2004) BBC Radio Sports Shorts radio play commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio Five Live starring Simon Lipson and produced by Toby Swift. An excerpt was also featured on Radio 4's 'Pick of the Week'.
WEEK ENDING (1994) BBC Radio 4 Gag Writer
FILM
Production Company Notes
THE FILMMAKER (2016) Econ Films Commissioned to write a feature length comedy script based on an original idea by Bob Denham.
TORTOISE VS HARE (2001) Aardman Animations Undertook both structural and polishing work for this feature.
THE THREE OF US (2008) THE THREE OF US was a runner up with commendation in Marchmont Films Short Film Script Competition and the British Short Screenplay Competition. Judges of the latter included Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell and Natascha Wharton.