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.
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.
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.
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.
Nov 2014 – BAFTA Award win for ‘Diddy Movies 2’
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…
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.