UK writer Tony Cooke has written for TV and radio comedies including ‘Newzoids’, ‘Dead Ringers’ and ‘The Armstrong and Miller Show’, and kids’ shows including ‘Diddy Movies’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘The Legend of Dick and Dom’. He is represented by Curtis Brown. Click around for more details…
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 Sprout, the kids network from NBC Universal. The show mixes animated characters with live action environments, and is produced by Belly Up Productions.
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.
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.
An episode of ‘Diddy Movies 2‘ that I co-wrote has won the 2014 BAFTA CHILDREN’S AWARD FOR BEST COMEDY. I’ve been a lead writer on both series of the show, and the winning episode ‘High Broom & A Christmas, Christmas Movie’ was produced by Steve Ryde and directed by Dez McCarthy. The award was announced at a ceremony on November 23rd. Also nominated in the Comedy category was ‘DNN: Definitely Not Newsround‘, for which I was a regular sketch writer on this second series.
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.