Here’s a short blurb about me to try and make me sound great…
Tony Cooke is an award-winning (and yes, sometimes award-losing) writer, head writer, and series creator. Experienced scripting kids and family shows for all ages, as well as primetime TV comedies, his credits include hit global series PJ Masks (Disney+), Danger Mouse (Netflix), and Tracey Ullman’s Show (HBO). Tony received his first Exec Producer/Head Writer credit on recent live action family series Lovely Little Farm, streaming globally on Apple TV+. The show won the BAFTA for Pre-school Live Action in 2022.
For international comedy-thriller Hunter Street (Nickelodeon), he joined story conferences in London and Amsterdam to break the latest two series, writing seven episodes. For older kids, he also co-created and wrote CBBC’s fairy-tale courtroom mini-series A Long Long Crime Ago, and he was lead writer on Diddy Movies (BBC2), including the BAFTA-winning episode for Best Comedy. He recently joined the writing team for Season 4 of international hit family comedy-adventure animation Moominvalley (Sky).
His younger kids’ credits include the hugely popular Floogals (NBC Universal/Channel 5), Bob the Builder (PBS Kids), Waffle the Wonder Dog, and Sarah & Duck (both CBeebies). As a returning writer on Disney’s PJ Masks, he has worked across four seasons of the show, recently writing the Season 6 double-episode finale.
His further primetime comedy credits include: BAFTA-winning The Armstrong and Miller Show (BBC1), Newzoids (ITV1), Dead Ringers (BBC2), The BAFTA Television Awards (BBC1), and he wrote in both London and Mumbai on the ITV1 sitcom Mumbai Calling. Tony was a BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Winner for sitcom Nannies, presented at the New York TV Festival.
Tony is often commissioned to develop and write pilot scripts for new kids’ and family shows – his latest pilot scripts ordered to full series include Biff and Chip (Cbeebies), and Andy and the Band (CBBC). He is currently writing on a new animated superhero kitty comedy Shasha & Milo for Banijay Kids, and developing projects with London-based Darrall Macqueen.
Originally trained at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Tony started out writing for entertainment publications such as Radio Times and The Stage. Since becoming a finalist in BBC3’s The Last Laugh sitcom-writing series, judged by a panel including Adam Chase and Ash Atalla, Tony has worked full-time as a screenwriter.
He is a regular collaborator with writer/actor Brona C Titley, and writer/creator Tim Bain.
Tony is a full member of the WGGB and BAFTA.