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.
Aug 2014 – Developing new teen ‘dramedy’ series for Disney
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.
July 2014 – Writing on ‘Danger Mouse’ reboot for CBBC
I’m writing an episode of Danger Mouse, the iconic animated comedy about a suave secret agent mouse and his sidekick hamster Penfold. The rebooted series will be shown on CBBC, and is being co-produced by FreemantleMedia Kids.
May 2014 – Original sitcom script ‘Nannies’ commissioned by CPL Productions
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…
May 2014 – ‘A Long Long Crime Ago’ series commissioned
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.
March 2014 – Regular sketch writer for CBBC’s news spoof show ‘DNN’
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.
March 2014 – Diddy Movies series 2 starts on CBBC
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.
March 2014 – Speaking on NYTVF panel at Bafta
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!…
Feb 2014 – BBC Radio Comedy commissions original sitcom script ‘Killer in Kristina’
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.
Jan 2014 – New interactive game show ‘Ludus’ starts on CBBC
Set phasers to fun!… I’ve script edited the first CBBC game-show with a live play-along app, LUDUS is showing on Mondays from 20 January. Set on a weird and wonky space transport, it’s made by Boom Kids, and the full run is 20 episodes. To play along live or on catch-up, download the app here.
Oct 2013 – Development deal with VH-1 in New York
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.
Oct 2013 – Nannies presented at the New York Television Festival
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.
Sept 2013 – Script editing new CBBC game-show ‘Ludus’
I’m script editing a brand new futuristic game-show called LUDUS, set in a twisted virtual world. It’s being made by Boom Kids for CBBC, and the 20 half-hour episodes include a dual screen option where viewers can download a game app to play along in real time.
July 2013 – Bafta Rocliffe Comedy Winner 2013
I’ve won the BAFTA ROCLIFFE NEW COMEDY AWARD for the sitcom script ‘Nannies’ that I wrote with Brona C. Titley, beating more than 500 entries. We will now be going to the NEW YORK TELEVISION FESTIVAL in October to see it performed in front of an industry panel.
June 2013 – Writing episodes of ‘The Slammer’ for CBBC
I’m writing episodes for a new series of Bafta-winning comedy THE SLAMMER on CBBC, including the Christmas special with a special star CBBC line-up, and all the festive trimmings!