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.
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!…
I’ve been commissioned by BBC Comedy to write an original sitcom script for radio called KILLER IN KRISTINA, co-created with Brona C. Titley. The show is about a loving wife and mother who’s also a serial killer.
I’ve won a development deal with VH1 in New York for a nostalgia reality TV show pitch I created with Brona C. Titley, ‘Teen Time Machine’. We pitched as part of the New York TV Festival – a Hollywood Reporter article on the festival deals and awards is here. We were artists at the 2013 festival as part of the Bafta Rocliffe comedy writing forum.
As a winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe Comedy Award 2013, my sitcom script ‘Nannies’, co-written with Brona C. Titley, was performed as part of a primetime event at the NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL on 23rd October. Greg Daniels, co-creator of The Office and Parks & Recreation (right), then gave us a live notes session on stage at the SVA Theatre.