Steve Turner

Steve is an experienced scriptwriter who has developed original comedy ideas with a number of producers, including Hat Trick Productions, Freeform, the BBC and most recently NBC Universal / Lucky Giant. His  6 x 40 minute original sitcom YOU, ME AND THEM, starring Anthony Head, Eve Myles and Lindsay Duncan, was commissioned by UKTV’s Gold as their first original sitcom and premiered in 2013, produced by Hat Trick Productions. A second series was commissioned and aired in 2015. Steve has also had commissions from Comedy Central, who ordered two episodes of an original comedy idea of his in development with Hat Trick, and the BBC who commissioned production of a pilot episode of another original comedy series of his with Green Inc and Retort (Talkback). He also wrote episodes of and provided additional material for ITV’s 2013 comedy drama GREAT NIGHT OUT, created by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni. He has had comedy series pilots under option to Jellylegs and Lucky Giant, and has worked on a project with Shed Productions. Steve’s co-written comedy radio comedy series BARBARA NICE, starring Janie Connolly, was broadcast in 2016. Most recently Steve co-wrote an online episode of FUNNY VALENTINE with comedian Adil Ray.

Steve has also written extensively for children’s and teen drama series, including the BAFTA award-winning teen drama, JEOPARDY, as well as the BAFTA nominated TRACY BEAKER RETURNS, GIRLS IN LOVE, DESPERADOS and THE DUMPING GROUND. He was nominated for the 2010 Writers’ Guild Awards category Best Children’s Television Drama/Comedy for TRACY BEAKER RETURNS. He is currently writing on a WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG for Darrall Macqueen.

Credits

TELEVISION
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UNTITLED (2018)
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Hat Trick Productions
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Commissioned to write a treatment for original sitcom idea
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WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG Series 2 (2018)
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Darrall Macqueen/CBeebies
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Commissioned to write 3 x 11’ scripts for live action children’s comedy series
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WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG
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Darrall Macqueen/CBeebies
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Commissioned to write 5 x 11’ scripts for new live action children’s comedy series
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MY FUNNY VALENTINE (2016)
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BBC
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Online episode co-written with Adil Ray
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YOU, ME AND THEM Series 2 (2014-15)
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Hat Trick/UKTV Gold
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Second series commissioned of original 6 x 40' comedy series. Starring Anthony Head & Eve Myles. TX 2015.
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WATERLOO ROAD (2014)
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Shed Productions/ Headstrong Pictures for CBBC
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Commissioned to write 3 x short pilot episodes for online.
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UNTITLED (2013-14)
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Lucky Giant/NBC Universal
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Comedy series idea optioned and commissioned to undertake re-write of treatment.
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BACK BY NINE (2013-14)
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Jellylegs Productions
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Original comedy series pilot optioned.
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YOU ME AND THEM (2012-13)
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Hat Trick/UKTV Gold
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Original 6 x 40 minute comedy series. Starring Anthony Head, Eve Myles & Lindsay Duncan. Series premiere 23rd October 2013.
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FC (2012-13)
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Hat Trick
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Original series idea optioned.
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GREAT NIGHT OUT (2012)
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Hat Trick/ITV
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Co-wrote three episodes and provided additional material across all episodes of this 6 x 60 minute series for ITV1 created by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni.
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OWN WORST ENEMY (2012-13)
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Hat Trick
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Original series idea optioned.
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MIDDLING (2012)
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Hat Trick
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Option on Steve’s original adult sitcom idea – Comedy Central commissioned two episodes.
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THE DUMPING GROUND (2012)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write storyline and script for new kids’ drama series
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V-SIGN (2011-12)
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Green Inc.
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Original adult comedy optioned and in development with Green Inc / Retort (Talkback) for the BBC, who commissioned production of a pilot episode.
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LEVEL 10 (2011-12)
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KoKo Drama/Shed Productions
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Development work on a new drama series for CBBC.
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UNTITLED (2011)
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Keyframe Studios
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Commissioned to re-write bible and pilot episode for children’s animation series in development.
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JEDWARD’S BIG ADVENTURE (2011)
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Endemol
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Development and location work for a project commissioned by CBBC starring Jedward.
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TRACY BEAKER RETURNS Series 3 (2011)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series.
*2011 BAFTA Children’s Award Nominee – BAFTA Kid’s Vote, Best Television Show
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TRACY BEAKER RETURNS Series 2 (2010)
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CBBC
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Commissioned to write 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series. Nominated for 2010 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain ‘Best Children’s Drama / Comedy’.
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MIDDLING (2010)
Company
Hat Trick
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Option on Steve’s original adult sitcom idea – script commissioned and a reading took place at the BBC with Rebekah Staton, John Henshaw, Dean Lennox Kelly and Sheridan Smith.
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ROUND IN THE SQUARE & 48 ROWS BACK (2010)
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Hat Trick
Notes
2 original comedy ideas optioned and treatments commissioned
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JINX (2009)
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Kindle Entertainment
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Commission for 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series for CBBC.
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PARADISE CAFÉ (2008)
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Initial/Endemol/CBBC
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Original 30 minute script commissioned for children's comedy drama series.
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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW (2007)
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Initial/Endemol
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Bible and pilot script for adult comedy series.
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48 ROWS BACK (2006)
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Big Bear
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Original adult comedy series developed.
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BEL'S BOYS (2005-06)
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Initial/Endemol
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Four scripts for older age range children's live drama for CITV.
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THADDEUS (2005)
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Initial/Endemol
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Commissioned to develop and write a pilot script for live action children's drama series.
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DESPERADOS (2005)
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CBBC
Notes
Commissioned to write scripts for live action children's drama series.
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GIRLS IN LOVE Series 2 (2003-04)
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Granada Kids
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Two scripts for the CITV series.
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JEOPARDY Series 3 (2003)
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Wark Clements
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Commissioned to write two scripts.
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UGETME Series 2 & 3 (2003)
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Darrall Macqueen/BBC
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Several scripts including the final three episodes for the interactive teen drama. Also some development work.
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NUMBER 13 (2003)
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CITV
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Storyline for children's drama pitch.
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TEEN FOOTBALL SERIES (2003)
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Tell Tale Productions
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Commissioned to write a treatment.
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DOCTORS (2002)
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BBC
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Trial script and storyline pitches.
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UGETME Series 1 (2002)
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Darrall Macqueen/CBBC
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10 x 9 minute scripts for interactive TV drama teen series
*Shortlisted for BAFTA Best Children's Drama category
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JEOPARDY Series 2 (2002)
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Wark Clements
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2 x 30 minute scripts for a second series of this BAFTA winning teen drama series
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JEOPARDY Series 1 (2001)
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Wark Clements
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2 x 3 minute scripts for the 13 part 'Blair Witch for Children' live action teen drama series
*Winner of the Children's BAFTA 2002 - Best Children's Drama
RADIO
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BARBARA NICE (2016)
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BBC Radio 2
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Following the successful pilot episode, series commissioned for 4 episodes.
Production
BARBARA NICE (2015)
Company
BBC
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Commissioned to co-write 30 min development script with Janice Connolly. Broadcast November 2015.
TELEVISION
Production Company Notes
UNTITLED (2018) Hat Trick Productions Commissioned to write a treatment for original sitcom idea
WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG Series 2 (2018) Darrall Macqueen/CBeebies Commissioned to write 3 x 11’ scripts for live action children’s comedy series
WAFFLE THE WONDERDOG Darrall Macqueen/CBeebies Commissioned to write 5 x 11’ scripts for new live action children’s comedy series
MY FUNNY VALENTINE (2016) BBC Online episode co-written with Adil Ray
YOU, ME AND THEM Series 2 (2014-15) Hat Trick/UKTV Gold Second series commissioned of original 6 x 40' comedy series. Starring Anthony Head & Eve Myles. TX 2015.
WATERLOO ROAD (2014) Shed Productions/ Headstrong Pictures for CBBC Commissioned to write 3 x short pilot episodes for online.
UNTITLED (2013-14) Lucky Giant/NBC Universal Comedy series idea optioned and commissioned to undertake re-write of treatment.
BACK BY NINE (2013-14) Jellylegs Productions Original comedy series pilot optioned.
YOU ME AND THEM (2012-13) Hat Trick/UKTV Gold Original 6 x 40 minute comedy series. Starring Anthony Head, Eve Myles & Lindsay Duncan. Series premiere 23rd October 2013.
FC (2012-13) Hat Trick Original series idea optioned.
GREAT NIGHT OUT (2012) Hat Trick/ITV Co-wrote three episodes and provided additional material across all episodes of this 6 x 60 minute series for ITV1 created by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni.
OWN WORST ENEMY (2012-13) Hat Trick Original series idea optioned.
MIDDLING (2012) Hat Trick Option on Steve’s original adult sitcom idea – Comedy Central commissioned two episodes.
THE DUMPING GROUND (2012) CBBC Commissioned to write storyline and script for new kids’ drama series
V-SIGN (2011-12) Green Inc. Original adult comedy optioned and in development with Green Inc / Retort (Talkback) for the BBC, who commissioned production of a pilot episode.
LEVEL 10 (2011-12) KoKo Drama/Shed Productions Development work on a new drama series for CBBC.
UNTITLED (2011) Keyframe Studios Commissioned to re-write bible and pilot episode for children’s animation series in development.
JEDWARD’S BIG ADVENTURE (2011) Endemol Development and location work for a project commissioned by CBBC starring Jedward.
TRACY BEAKER RETURNS Series 3 (2011) CBBC Commissioned to write 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series.
*2011 BAFTA Children’s Award Nominee – BAFTA Kid’s Vote, Best Television Show
TRACY BEAKER RETURNS Series 2 (2010) CBBC Commissioned to write 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series. Nominated for 2010 Writers’ Guild of Great Britain ‘Best Children’s Drama / Comedy’.
MIDDLING (2010) Hat Trick Option on Steve’s original adult sitcom idea – script commissioned and a reading took place at the BBC with Rebekah Staton, John Henshaw, Dean Lennox Kelly and Sheridan Smith.
ROUND IN THE SQUARE & 48 ROWS BACK (2010) Hat Trick 2 original comedy ideas optioned and treatments commissioned
JINX (2009) Kindle Entertainment Commission for 2 x 30 minute children’s comedy drama series for CBBC.
PARADISE CAFÉ (2008) Initial/Endemol/CBBC Original 30 minute script commissioned for children's comedy drama series.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW (2007) Initial/Endemol Bible and pilot script for adult comedy series.
48 ROWS BACK (2006) Big Bear Original adult comedy series developed.
BEL'S BOYS (2005-06) Initial/Endemol Four scripts for older age range children's live drama for CITV.
THADDEUS (2005) Initial/Endemol Commissioned to develop and write a pilot script for live action children's drama series.
DESPERADOS (2005) CBBC Commissioned to write scripts for live action children's drama series.
GIRLS IN LOVE Series 2 (2003-04) Granada Kids Two scripts for the CITV series.
JEOPARDY Series 3 (2003) Wark Clements Commissioned to write two scripts.
UGETME Series 2 & 3 (2003) Darrall Macqueen/BBC Several scripts including the final three episodes for the interactive teen drama. Also some development work.
NUMBER 13 (2003) CITV Storyline for children's drama pitch.
TEEN FOOTBALL SERIES (2003) Tell Tale Productions Commissioned to write a treatment.
DOCTORS (2002) BBC Trial script and storyline pitches.
UGETME Series 1 (2002) Darrall Macqueen/CBBC 10 x 9 minute scripts for interactive TV drama teen series
*Shortlisted for BAFTA Best Children's Drama category
JEOPARDY Series 2 (2002) Wark Clements 2 x 30 minute scripts for a second series of this BAFTA winning teen drama series
JEOPARDY Series 1 (2001) Wark Clements 2 x 3 minute scripts for the 13 part 'Blair Witch for Children' live action teen drama series
*Winner of the Children's BAFTA 2002 - Best Children's Drama
RADIO
Production Company Notes
BARBARA NICE (2016) BBC Radio 2 Following the successful pilot episode, series commissioned for 4 episodes.
BARBARA NICE (2015) BBC Commissioned to co-write 30 min development script with Janice Connolly. Broadcast November 2015.