The Apple TV+ show that I was Head Writer/Exec Producer on has won the BAFTA CHILDREN’S AWARD FOR PRE-SCHOOL LIVE ACTION. ‘Lovely Little Farm’ launched worldwide in more than 100 countries last June, and I headed up a team of six writers scripting the show. The BAFTA winners were announced at a ceremony in London.
Last month, Lovely Little Farm also made the shortlist for the 2022 Rose D’Or Awards, Children and Youth category.
Apple TV+ has launched ‘Lovely Little Farm‘, a new hybrid live-action/animated family series about two sisters taking on their own little farm, nestled among the lavender fields around their family’s farmhouse. I served as Head Writer/Executive Producer on the show, which includes a whole farm’s worth of live animals, animatronic effects, and SFX by Industrial Light and Magic.
The series will premiere globally on 10th June 2022, on the Apple TV+ app. You can watch the first official trailer here.
Season 3 of HUNTER STREET starts broadcasting globally on Nickelodeon from July 22. I’ve written five episodes of the hit mystery comedy-drama, as well as contributing to writing team story conferences for the full series of 30 episodes. Produced by Blooming Media, the show was nominated for Best International Live Action at the Children’s BAFTA Awards in 2018.
I’ve joined the writing team for the third series of Nickelodeon’s mystery comedy HUNTER STREET. I’m writing five episodes, as well as contributing to writing team story conferences for the full series of 30 episodes. Produced by Blooming Media, the show is expected to broadcast some time in 2019.
I’m writing more sketches for Tracey Ullman‘s BBC1 topical sketch show, TRACEY BREAKS THE NEWS, with Brona C. Titley. Having written for the first series of three episodes in late 2017, I’m now contributing more material with Brona for the next three later in 2018. The show is produced by BBC Studios.
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’m writing multiple episodes for Series 2 of the hit US kids comedy ‘FLOOGALS‘, about three aliens who crash land in suburbia. The first series, for which I wrote two episodes, is now the #1 rated show on the children’s channel from NBC Universal, Universal Kids. The show mixes animated characters with live action environments, and is produced by Belly Up Productions.
I’ve been commissioned to write sketches for series two of puppet impressions show Newzoids on ITV1. The successor to Spitting Image, the series is produced by Citrus Television and will be broadcast some time later in 2016.
I’m on the writing team for the brand new reboot of the Beano’s most iconic characters. Dennis and Gnasher – Unleashed! is the first CGI comedy series starring the fearless duo. The show is being developed by DC Thomson, set to broadcast on CBBC, delivering towards the end of 2017.
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.
A LONG LONG CRIME AGO, the series I’ve co-created and written for CBBC, will get its premiere across Easter weekend, Good Friday to Easter Monday at 4.30pm on the CBBC Channel. The four episodes put fairy tale characters on trial for their crimes, with a jury of real kids deciding their fate. The cast is led by Gordon Kennedy, Samuell Benta, John P. Arnold and Gabriel Quigley. I developed the show with BBC Scotland, and it mixes courtroom drama, CSI reconstructions and fairy tale funny bits.