I’ve joined the writing team for a new live action kids’ comedy being produced by Darrall Macqueen, the team behind the multi-award winning ‘TOPSY AND TIM‘. I’m writing three episodes of the family comedy, which will be broadcast on Cbeebies and has a doggy twist… Filming takes place this summer.
I’ve co-written the script for BAFTA’s ‘Films in the Frame’ programme with Brona C Titley. Presented by Zoe Ball, the show previews the main contenders for the BAFTA Film Awards 2016, as well as taking a look at the big stories from the last year in the world of movies. I’m also co-writing material for Zoe Ball’s BAFTA red carpet and backstage interview shows on awards night.
I’ve been commissioned to write seven episodes of a brand new animated comedy project being developed by Turner Broadcasting for their Boomerang channel. The show will be big on physical comedy, and the series is being made by Spider Eye.
Two new sketch shows which I’ve written material for have been filming over the summer: ‘Diddy TV’, for which I’ve been a lead writer, is a sequel to the BAFTA-winning ‘Diddy Movies’. Again starring Dick and Dom, this time the show’s spoofing the TV schedules and ad breaks, from Strictly Come Dancing to Bake Off. ‘Diddy TV’ is set for broadcast on CBBC at the end of 2015. ‘Class Dismissed’, also for CBBC, is inspired by reality shows like ‘Educating Essex’, and takes place in a weird and wonky school, where the teachers definitely need more help than the students.
I’ve been commissioned to write three episodes of the new comedy-horror series Scream Street, based on Tommy Donbavand’s hit series of children’s books. The CBBC show will be created in stop-frame animation, produced by Coolabi Productions, with characters designed by Mackinnon & Saunders, the team behind movies Frankenweenie and Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I’m contributing additional material to the House of Fraser BAFTA Television Awards 2015, co-writing gags for Graham Norton’s host script, as well as the award presenters’ citations, with Brona C Titley. The show is broadcast on 10th May at 8pm on BBC1.
I’m writing for ‘Floogals’, a new comedy for kids about three aliens exploring Earth. The show mixes CGI and live action and will launch on the US network Sprout this year. Floogals is being produced by The Foundation in the UK.
I’ve been commissioned by Disney to develop a show bible and pilot script for a live action 26-part teen comedy-drama with a culinary twist.
CPL Productions has optioned and commissioned a new script for NANNIES, the sitcom I co-created and wrote with Brona C Titley. The original script was a Bafta Rocliffe Comedy Winner last year, and was presented at the New York Television Festival in October 2013. We’re now really excited to be developing it further…
CBBC has commissioned a mini-series of ‘A LONG LONG CRIME AGO’, the show that puts fairy tale characters on trial for their crimes. I’ve been developing the show with BBC Scotland over the last two years, including a pilot script, and I’m now writing the four half hour episodes. The series will mix courtroom drama, CSI reconstructions, and fairy tale funny bits; shooting starts late 2014.
I’m writing sketches for series two of DNN – the Bafta-nominated news spoof comedy on CBBC. As the tagline states, ‘It’s the news, but not as you know it!’. The show returns in Spring 2014.
The brand new series of DIDDY MOVIES, the Bafta-nominated comedy starring Dick and Dom, is stripped all this week on CBBC, starting 3rd March. As one of the lead writers, I wrote two of the mini movies, and co-wrote two more with Carl Carter.
I’ve been asked to speak on a panel at this year’s NYTVF LONDON event at BAFTA. Run by the New York Television Festival, the session is about the importance of writers and creators developing original content and ideas. If you’re around at the event, do say hello!…