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…
Apple TV+ has launched Season 2 of ‘Lovely Little Farm‘, its 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, made in the UK by Darrall Macqueen Productions, which includes a whole farm’s worth of live animals, animatronic effects, and SFX by Industrial Light and Magic.
Season 1 of Lovely Little Farm won the Broadcast Award for Best Preschool Programme 2023, and the BAFTA Award for Best Preschool Live Action Show 2022.
Season 2 premiered globally on 16th June 2023, on the Apple TV+ app, and is Nominated for the Rose d’Or 2023 for Children and Youth.
You can watch the series’ official trailer here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.