Hello there. Thanks for popping in. I am a television writer/producer and musician – even musical comedian sometimes. You can listen to me on Spotify thus boosting my income by £0.006 and watch my videos here.
I mostly try and develop comedy shows and I’m currently making a sitcom series for Radio 4 which I developed with the brilliant Michael Spicer. You can hear the Michael Spicer: Before Next Door pilot
I’ve a number of other shows in development and in the past I worked for Comedy Central on shows like Drunk History and developed and exec produced the BBC Two sitcom Hebburn with its creator Jason Cook and Lunch Monkeys for BBC Three. As a writer, I’ve been commissioned by Channel 4, Comedy Central and several leading production companies. My Foot in the Door blog is about my experiences in the media, so if you’re starting out or trying to get a project going then I hope it might be useful.
Through 2020 I worked on the hugely successful Jack Leslie Campaign to build a statue to the man who should have been the first black footballer to represent England. You can read more about him on the campaign website and hear the song I wrote that, partly, inspired the idea.
I started my career as a radio journalist with the mighty Plymouth Sound (Plymouth is my home city) and then worked at Two Four Productions who were small-ish then, but since I left have become massive. Am sure that’s a coincidence. I left for the bright lights of London freelancing on shows like Bailiffs, a hit observational documentary for BBC One, which ran for three series.
My love of comedy took me to the Edinburgh Fringe. My first show in 2003, Soft Toys, with the aforementioned, and very talented, Michael Spicer. After my 2005 solo show, Ladykiller, which had its moments, comedy producers Channel X asked me to set up a company in Manchester which I ran for nearly ten years.
I am now based in London dividing my time between TV, Radio and Film comedy and music. If you’d like to pay me vast sums to work on something or come and perform at your ethically sound company’s Christmas party on Zoom for a substantial fee then do get in touch.