UK writer Tony Cooke has written scripts for primetime comedies such as: ‘Tracey Ullman’s Show’, ‘Newzoids’, and ‘The Armstrong and Miller Show’. His writing for kids’ TV includes: ‘Hunter Street’, ‘PJ Masks’, ‘Danger Mouse’ and ‘The Legend of Dick and Dom’. He is represented by Curtis Brown. Click around for more details…
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JAN 2023 – ‘MOOMINVALLEY’ S4 episodes for Yle and SKY
I’ve joined the writing team for the latest season of the global hit family comedy-adventure animation ‘MOOMINVALLEY‘, based on the much-loved books and comics by Tove and Lars Jansson. The multi award-winning show is produced by Gutsy Animations, for screening in the UK by Sky, Finland by Yle, and worldwide in 60 countries. The show’s cast to date has included Rosamund Pike, Matt Berry, Jack Rowan, Jennifer Saunders and Richard Ayoade. Season 4 is due to launch in 2024.
NOV 2022 – BAFTA award win FOR ‘LOVELY LITTLE FARM’ on APPLE TV+
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.
MAY 2022 – HEAD WRITER/EP on ‘LOVELY LITTLE FARM’ FOR APPLE TV+
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.
APRIL 2021 – ‘HUNTER STREET’ S4 LAUNCHES ON NICKELODEON
Season 4 of HUNTER STREET will launch on Nickelodeon from April 19th. I’ve written two episodes of the latest series of the hit mystery comedy-drama, as well as contributing to writing team story conferences. I’m a returning writer from Season 3 of the show, for which I wrote five episodes. Produced by Blooming Media, the show was nominated for Best International Live Action at the Children’s BAFTA Awards in 2018.
JULY 2019 – ‘HUNTER STREET’ GLOBAL SEASON 3 LAUNCH ON NICKELODEON
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.
OCT 2018 – WRITING ON NICKELODEON’S ‘HUNTER STREET’
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.
SEPT 2018 – ‘TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW’ STARTS ON HBO
Tracey Ullman’s latest series is now being broadcast on HBO in the USA, starting on 28th September as the third season of TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW – I wrote sketches across the six episodes with Brona C Titley. The show was produced by BBC Studios.
APRIL 2018 – Sketches for Tracey Ullman’s new show on BBC1
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.
JUNE 2017 – EPISODES OF ‘PJ MASKS’ FOR DISNEY
I’ve joined the writing team for series three of the hit Disney superhero comedy PJ MASKS. Featuring Catboy, Gekko and Owlette fighting crime after dark in their pjs, it is based on the books by Romuald Racioppo. Broadcast around the world, the show is produced by eOne and Frogbox.
MAY 2017 – Episodes of Darrall Macqueen sitcom for Cbeebies
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.
MARCH 2017 – Scripting USA comedy ‘FLOOGALS’ for Universal Kids
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.
SEPT 2016 – Writing on ‘Newzoids’ Series 2 for ITV1
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.
April 2016 – Writing on ‘Dennis’ CGI series for Beano Studios
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.
FEB 2016 – Scripting ‘Films in the Frame’ show for BAFTA Awards
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.