Hello there. Thanks for popping in.
This page is for a pithy biography to draw you into my content, so I guess I can now say that I am a writer, producer, and campaigner. Oh, and songwriter. Don’t forget that one.
I’ve just written my first proper book, a biography of Jack Leslie, The Lion Who Never Roared, to be released in October this year.
This came off the back of The Jack Leslie Campaign which I co-founded with my good friend and fellow Plymouth Argyle fan, Greg Foxsmith in 2019. The aim was to fundraise for a statue of Jack, an Argyle legend who was the first black footballer selected for England in 1925. He was denied his chance due to the colour of his skin. We passed our £100,000 target within six weeks of launching in 2020 and Jack’s granddaughters unveiled the sculpture on 7 October 2022. Campaigning reached its zenith when the FA finally awarded Jack a posthumous honorary cap that day, 98 years after he was chosen for his country. It has been one hell of a journey.
I mostly try and develop comedy shows for radio and television and have recently made two series for Radio 4 with the brilliant Michael Spicer. You can hear Michael Spicer: Before Next Door by clicking the link.
I produced a Sky mini-series and movie, Little Darlings, starring Lemar and Jamelie, have worked for Comedy Central on shows like Drunk History and ran the Manchester arm of comedy producers Channel X for nearly ten years where I developed and exec produced the BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, Lunch Monkeys for BBC Three and a number of other pilots and one-offs. 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.
Thanks for reading my little biography. Please buy The Lion Who Never Roared, read it and leave a nice review. Do email me if you’d like to get in touch.