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I work as a writer for TV, Radio, Theatre, Film and Animation and recent work includes the feature film screenplay of The Glassworker for Mano Animation Studios, Pakistan, based on Usman Riaz’s original story, to be released in 2021 and the short film Some Sweet Oblivious Antidote starring Sir Lenny Henry, Wunmi Mosaku, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Arinzé Kene and Colin Salmon.

Radio drama writing comprises Snake, an original play for BBC Radio 4, an adaptation of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth, 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 ten episodes of Little Princess to be broadcast in 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...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yFB-k90C3I

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.

Theo

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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