I work as a writer for TV, Radio, Theatre, Film and Animation and recent work includes the short film Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote, funded by Creative England/BFI starring Lenny Henry, Wunmi Mosaku, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Arinzé Keneand Colin Salmon (Film Festivals - Brief Encounters Bristol 2017, London Short Film Festival 2018, Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017, Manchester Film Festival March 2018), Snake an Afternoon Play for Radio 4 and an adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Other radio plays include Theo which was voted most the popular drama from the BBC Archive by the listeners of Radio 7/Radio 4 Extra, A Town Like Alice winner of a Sony Award in 1998, adaptations of Mary McCarthy’s The Group, Daphne du Maurier’s September Tide and Edna Ferber's Show Boat and original plays and serials Kalangadog Junction, The Chocolate Lovers’ Club, Lovely Witches, Late in the Day, CQD, Michael Field, Day Off, A Night in ’54, Digging For Victory and Super Chief. TV includes Byker Grove, Doctors and animated series Tree Fu Tom, Tilly & Friends, Driver Dan's Story Train, Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!, Eddy & The Bear, Gordon the Garden Gnome, The Koala Brothers, Toot the Tiny Tugboat, Floogals, Caiman and Little Princess to be broadcast 2019.  My stage play Room Service Included was performed at The Mill At Sonning in 2012.

Fun Facts -

I used to have my own weekly radio show with a koala.

My favourite episode of The Simpsons is 'Lisa's Substitute'.

Favourite comic strip is Peanuts - favourite characters Snoopy and Lucy.

You can check out my favourite episode of Yoko Jakamoko Toto I wrote here...

As a voice artist, I have played five different marsupials.

I love New York City.

I do a great Audrey Hepburn imitation.

As plucky radiographer 'Nicky' in Eastenders, it was I who discovered there was something wrong with Ricky and Bianca's first baby.

Favourite saying, 'Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt.'

Words I knew by the age of five owing to Musicals -'roués', 'cads', 'drinkers of brandies', 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'.


I am a member of BAFTA, WGGB and WFTV.


Thank you to everyone who has contacted me over the years to say how much you've enjoyed my radio play Theo. The response to the bear and his adventures continues to amaze me.

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Moya O'Shea©2018
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