Malcolm McGonigle

Malcolm McGonigle is a talented Scottish writer who most recently wrote on the second series of the Scottish BAFTA winning children’s comedy panel show THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK for CBBC. He also wrote on the new series of CBBC’s MI HIGH having completed two episodes for the previous series. He participated in the Kudos Film and Television & Bush Theatre development initiative and is a former finalist of the Red Planet Prize in 2010 when he was also shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Academy. He has had an original comedy idea under option to BBC Comedy and has had original drama series developed by BBC Scotland Drama and Island Pictures. He recently completed a development deal for new comedy ideas with Avalon Television and his original comedy drama UNSINKABLE is currently under option to DLT Entertainment.

Malcolm has also written for radio, contributing to comedy shows including SWOTS and ELLIS AND CLARKE for BBC Radio Scotland, with whom he has had an original comedy sitcom in development.

Previously a freelance journalist, Malcolm’s work has been published in The List, The Skinny, The Larder, Artmag and The Big Issue. His novel LIFE OVERHAUL is currently available on Amazon.

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TELEVISION
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Comedy Development Deal (2018)
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Avalon Television
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Developing original comedy ideas and commissioned to write a treatment.
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UNSINKABLE (2018)
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DLT Entertainment
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Original 60' comedy drama under option
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UNTITLED (2017-18)
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Island Pictures
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Developed original drama series
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UNTITLED (2015-16)
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BBC Comedy
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Original comedy drama under option
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THE WAGGLE (2014)
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TwoFour Digital
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Commissioned to write two scripts for pilot online comedy golf video.
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THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Series 2 (2014)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to script polish and provide additional material on the second series of this children’s comedy panel show.
*Winner Scottish BAFTA, Children’s Programme 2015
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M.I. HIGH Series 7 (2013)
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Kudos/CBBC
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Commissioned to write 1 x 30' episode of children's thriller series
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M.I. HIGH Series 6 (2012)
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Kudos/CBBC
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Commissioned to write 2 x 30' episode of children's thriller series
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KINGDOM COME (2004-06)
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BBC Scotland Drama
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Original six part television drama in development.
RADIO
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DES CLARKE EXPOSED (2015)
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BBC Radio Scotland
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Writer on new stand-up comedy show.
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THE FISCALS (2011)
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BBC Radio Scotland
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Original sitcom in development which received a workshop reading starring John Gordon Sinclair.
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SWOTS (2010)
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BBC Radio Scotland
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Commissioned to write material for this comedy quiz show presented by Miles Jupp.
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ELLIS AND CLARKE (2009)
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BBC Radio Scotland
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Commissioned to write sketch material for this popular sketch show presented by Elaine MacKenzie Ellis and Des Clarke.
TELEVISION
Production Company Notes
Comedy Development Deal (2018) Avalon Television Developing original comedy ideas and commissioned to write a treatment.
UNSINKABLE (2018) DLT Entertainment Original 60' comedy drama under option
UNTITLED (2017-18) Island Pictures Developed original drama series
UNTITLED (2015-16) BBC Comedy Original comedy drama under option
THE WAGGLE (2014) TwoFour Digital Commissioned to write two scripts for pilot online comedy golf video.
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK Series 2 (2014) CBBC Commissioned to script polish and provide additional material on the second series of this children’s comedy panel show.
*Winner Scottish BAFTA, Children’s Programme 2015
M.I. HIGH Series 7 (2013) Kudos/CBBC Commissioned to write 1 x 30' episode of children's thriller series
M.I. HIGH Series 6 (2012) Kudos/CBBC Commissioned to write 2 x 30' episode of children's thriller series
KINGDOM COME (2004-06) BBC Scotland Drama Original six part television drama in development.
RADIO
Production Company Notes
DES CLARKE EXPOSED (2015) BBC Radio Scotland Writer on new stand-up comedy show.
THE FISCALS (2011) BBC Radio Scotland Original sitcom in development which received a workshop reading starring John Gordon Sinclair.
SWOTS (2010) BBC Radio Scotland Commissioned to write material for this comedy quiz show presented by Miles Jupp.
ELLIS AND CLARKE (2009) BBC Radio Scotland Commissioned to write sketch material for this popular sketch show presented by Elaine MacKenzie Ellis and Des Clarke.