Emma Nisbet

Emma Nisbet is an experienced comedy scriptwriter and script editor, with a background in comedy production and development who, in 2012, was named as a Funny Women comedy writing awards ‘one to watch’. She was recently featured on the inaugural CTBF Betty and Peter List, recognising 10 of the most exceptional un-produced comedy writers entered in the Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme, in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival).

On the adult comedy side, she currently has a 30′ script in active development with Retort. She also has had an original comedy idea under option to NBC Universal’s Lucky Giant and was commissioned by BBC Comedy to write a 10 minute original comedy script for online transmission. She has worked on CBBC’s THE SLAMMER and written material for a number of radio and television sketch shows, including LUCY MONTGOMERY’S VARIETY PACK, BEARDED LADIES and a puppet show pilot with Hat Trick. As a script editor she has worked extensively with BBC Comedy, on shows including BLUESTONE 42 for BBC3, RUDY’S RARE RECORDS for BBC1 and PUPPY LOVE for BBC4. In a development role she has worked across programmes for Eleven Film, Roughcut and with Talkback Thames.

Emma also writes for children’s TV and has recently written on WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG for CBeebies/Darrall Macqueen, and a new animated series for Darrall Macqueen/Netflix. Other recent work includes NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE for Dreamworks, WISSPER Series 2 for Milkshake, and new projects with Zodiak Kids and Fun Union. She has also recently written on CBBC’s DANGERMOUSE and Nick Jr’s NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT for Brown Bag Films. She has written on the third series of the BAFTA award winning CBeebies show SWASHBUCKLE, on three series of CBBC sketch show CLASS DISMISSED, and on the sixth series of the CBeebies pre-school show SHOW ME SHOW ME.

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TELEVISION - SCRIPTWRITING
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CHOKED (2016-18)
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Retort
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Commissioned to rewrite her original 30’ adult comedy script. In active development.
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BABY RIKI Series 2 (2018)
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Fun Union
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Commissioned to write 3 x 11' scripts for preschool animated series
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UNTITLED (2018)
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Sixteen South
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts for comedy animated series
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SPY SCHOOL (2017)
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Zodiak Kids/CITV
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Part of writersroom for narrative driven kids gameshow
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CLASS DISMISSED Series 3 (2017)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write material for BAFTA winning comedy sketch show
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WISSPER Series 2 (2017)
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Milkshake
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Commissioned to write 8 x 7' scripts for animated preschool series
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UNTITLED (2017)
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Darrall Macqueen/Netflix
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Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ episode for new animated preschool series
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WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG (2017)
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Darrall Macqueen/CBBC
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Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ script for new live action preschool series
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NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE Series 2 (2017)
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Dreamworks/Gaumont
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Commissioned to write 2 x 11’ scripts
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DANGERMOUSE Series 2 (2016)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ script.
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CLASS DISMISSED Series 2 (2016)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write material for BAFTA winning comedy sketch show
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NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT (2015-16)
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Brown Bag Films/Nick Jr
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Commissioned to write 4 x scripts for new animated children’s show as well as ongoing work as freelance Assistant Staff Writer.
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PIXEL BITCH (2015-16)
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Lucky Giant/NBC Universal
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Original adult comedy idea under option and script rewrite commissioned.
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SHOW ME SHOW ME Series 6 (2015)
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CBeebies
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Commissioned to write 22 min script for this popular pre-school show.
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CLASS DISMISSED (2015)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write material for this new sketch show.
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SWASHBUCKLE Series 3 (2015)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write 2 x episodes for the third series of this live action children’s show.
*Won Children’s BAFTA 2015
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NEW VOICES INITIATIVE (2015)
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CBBC
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Selected to take part in an intensive, skills-based programme designed to give emerging writers valuable insights into writing for an ongoing children’s TV series.
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WASTED (2014-15)
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BBC Comedy
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Commissioned to write 10 minute original comedy script for online transmission.
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MOSHI MONSTERS (2013)
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Mind Candy
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Attended two writing development days.
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THE SLAMMER (2013)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write one episode for the new series of this BAFTA-winning comedy.
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OTHERWORLD (2013)
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Hat Trick Productions
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Wrote two sketches for puppet sketch show pilot development and attended workshop day with other writers, actors and puppeteers.
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COMEDY COPYWRITERS (2013)
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Red Bee Media
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Wrote material for GOLD TV comedy campaign for Chiltern Trains.
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BRINK (2012)
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Funny Women comedy writing awards 2012 ‘Ones to Watch’ list.
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THE REVOLTING WORLD OF STANLEY BROWN (2011)
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Talkback Thames/CBBC
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Scripted Researcher: Helped to develop the show, create characters and write sample dialogue.
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CBBC Presentation (2011)
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Writing Researcher: Writing comedy scripts for morning shows with presenters Iain Stirling, Hacker and Dodge the dog.
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CLONE (2008)
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Roughcut TV
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Writing Assistant
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BLUESTONE 42 Series 2 & 3 (2013-14)
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BBC3
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Script editor on comedy series
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RUDY'S RARE RECORDS (2013-14)
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BBC1
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Script Editor on pilot TV episode of Radio 4 comedy series starring Lenny Henry.
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PUPPY LOVE (2013-14)
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BBC4
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Script Editor on this new comedy series written by and starring Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine.
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GLUE (2012)
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Eleven Film/E4
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Assistant Script Editor on teen drama series.
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LUCY MONTGOMERY’S VARIETY PACK (2010)
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BBC Radio 4
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Sketch Writer
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BEARDED LADIES (2006)
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BBC Radio 4
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Sketch Writer
TELEVISION - SCRIPTWRITING
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CHOKED (2016-18) Retort Commissioned to rewrite her original 30’ adult comedy script. In active development.
BABY RIKI Series 2 (2018) Fun Union Commissioned to write 3 x 11' scripts for preschool animated series
UNTITLED (2018) Sixteen South Commissioned to write 2 x 11' scripts for comedy animated series
SPY SCHOOL (2017) Zodiak Kids/CITV Part of writersroom for narrative driven kids gameshow
CLASS DISMISSED Series 3 (2017) CBBC Commissioned to write material for BAFTA winning comedy sketch show
WISSPER Series 2 (2017) Milkshake Commissioned to write 8 x 7' scripts for animated preschool series
UNTITLED (2017) Darrall Macqueen/Netflix Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ episode for new animated preschool series
WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG (2017) Darrall Macqueen/CBBC Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ script for new live action preschool series
NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE Series 2 (2017) Dreamworks/Gaumont Commissioned to write 2 x 11’ scripts
DANGERMOUSE Series 2 (2016) CBBC Commissioned to write 1 x 11’ script.
CLASS DISMISSED Series 2 (2016) CBBC Commissioned to write material for BAFTA winning comedy sketch show
NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT (2015-16) Brown Bag Films/Nick Jr Commissioned to write 4 x scripts for new animated children’s show as well as ongoing work as freelance Assistant Staff Writer.
PIXEL BITCH (2015-16) Lucky Giant/NBC Universal Original adult comedy idea under option and script rewrite commissioned.
SHOW ME SHOW ME Series 6 (2015) CBeebies Commissioned to write 22 min script for this popular pre-school show.
CLASS DISMISSED (2015) CBBC Commissioned to write material for this new sketch show.
SWASHBUCKLE Series 3 (2015) CBBC Commissioned to write 2 x episodes for the third series of this live action children’s show.
*Won Children’s BAFTA 2015
NEW VOICES INITIATIVE (2015) CBBC Selected to take part in an intensive, skills-based programme designed to give emerging writers valuable insights into writing for an ongoing children’s TV series.
WASTED (2014-15) BBC Comedy Commissioned to write 10 minute original comedy script for online transmission.
MOSHI MONSTERS (2013) Mind Candy Attended two writing development days.
THE SLAMMER (2013) CBBC Commissioned to write one episode for the new series of this BAFTA-winning comedy.
OTHERWORLD (2013) Hat Trick Productions Wrote two sketches for puppet sketch show pilot development and attended workshop day with other writers, actors and puppeteers.
COMEDY COPYWRITERS (2013) Red Bee Media Wrote material for GOLD TV comedy campaign for Chiltern Trains.
BRINK (2012) Funny Women comedy writing awards 2012 ‘Ones to Watch’ list.
THE REVOLTING WORLD OF STANLEY BROWN (2011) Talkback Thames/CBBC Scripted Researcher: Helped to develop the show, create characters and write sample dialogue.
CBBC Presentation (2011) Writing Researcher: Writing comedy scripts for morning shows with presenters Iain Stirling, Hacker and Dodge the dog.
CLONE (2008) Roughcut TV Writing Assistant
TELEVISION - SCRIPT EDITING
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BLUESTONE 42 Series 2 & 3 (2013-14) BBC3 Script editor on comedy series
RUDY'S RARE RECORDS (2013-14) BBC1 Script Editor on pilot TV episode of Radio 4 comedy series starring Lenny Henry.
PUPPY LOVE (2013-14) BBC4 Script Editor on this new comedy series written by and starring Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine.
GLUE (2012) Eleven Film/E4 Assistant Script Editor on teen drama series.
RADIO
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LUCY MONTGOMERY’S VARIETY PACK (2010) BBC Radio 4 Sketch Writer
BEARDED LADIES (2006) BBC Radio 4 Sketch Writer