The list below is a fairly comprehensive record of all the many different projects I have worked on since I started my comedy writing career back in the mid 1980s.

As you will see from browsing through this site, I've done lots of very different things in a variety of media - including TV, radio, books and journalism - and though it may look like an impossible work of fiction, my c.v. is in fact all true.

Yes, I
did work for five years on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Yes, I have written for Dennis the Menace. Yes, I did have my own TV series once. Yes, I can play the ukulele and juggle a little bit.

I enjoy new challenges so if there's anything you'd like to run past me do please get in touch.

Poetry, Performance & Writing Workshops

Shortlisted poet, York Literature Festival, 2013

Poet in residence, Ripon International Festival, 2011

Three month contract as Creative Practitioner at Sirius Academy, Hull, researching, compiling and delivering weekly all-day sessions from January to April 2011, working with Year 8, Gifted & Talented students, in English, Maths and Science

'World Book Night 2011' - two-man show with poet Andy Seed at Hope Central cafe, Malton

'Funny Business' - children's poetry, comedy and drawing workshop at York Explore Central Library, March 2011 (contact Frances Postlethwaite)

'Awesome Autumn' - one man poetry and music show, Raine's, Helperby, Autumn 2011

Runner-up in BBC Five Live's World Cup song contest, summer 2010

The Great Astrakhan & Neeboh - comic magic act, Millennium Hall, Helperby, December 2010

'Bulbous Stumblemore' - maths presenting act - Queen Mary's School, Topcliffe

World Book Day workshops - St. Peter's Brafferton School

Swalestock 3: Performer, one man act with music, Summer 2010

Urban Scholars programme contributor, Brunel University, Autumn 2009

SPACE programme for Gifted & Talented children, contributing school visitor
hosting and performing creative writing workshops, current commission with
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (contact Enid Harrison)

Hitchin Festival poet, Waterstone's bookshop

Hitchin Scouts Centenary dinner, after-dinner performer

Mike Barfield's Big Wind-Up: 60' clockwork toy entertainment!

Rhythms of the World performer, children's area, 2008, 2009

Various author visits to schools to run creative writing activities.

‘mumbleJUNGLE’ – a prose and poetry ‘wordshop’ for kids, David's Bookshop, SG6

York City Council - licensed busker, 2010 onwards


Two poems in the book, 'A First Book of Poetry', published by Macmillan, 2012.

5 poems in the children's sporting poetry collection 'When Granny Won Olympic Gold' for A & C Black, ed. Graham, Denton, published Spring 2012.

Cover poem for 'Best of Enemies, Best of Friends', new poetry anthology edited by Brian Moses, to be published by Macmillan, May 2011

Regular poetry columnist for E & T, the journal of the Institute of Engineering &
Technology, from 2009.

'E&Tcetera' - monthly humorous technology column for E & T, every issue from January 2010

This Septic Isle (A modern comic dictionary, Ebury Press, published Sept 2008)
Swat! A Fly’s Guide to Staying Alive (Random House Children’s Books commission)

Destroy This Book… (Random House Children’s Books, commission)

Dictionary for Our Time (Oldie Publications, Author, 1996)

Cram Me With Eels! The Best of Beachcomber’s Unpublished Humour
(Methuen, Hardback 1994, Softback 1995, Editor, Compiler, Researcher)

Great Sporting Moments (Fontana, Contributor, with David Thomas)

The A - Z of Behaving Badly (Pavilion, Contributor, 1995)

Spitting Image’s Giant Komik Book (Contributor)

Spitting Image’s “Thatcha!” Book (Contributor)

‘Panic Station’ Book of the TVS Children’s Series (Boxtree)

The Oldie Annual (Contributor)

Spitting Image’s “Goodbye!” (Contributor)

Plus countless contributions to many other dictionaries of collected quotations.

Television (As Writer/ Programme Associate)

Ring of Truth (Programme development, co-devisor, 2waytraffic, 2010)

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Programme Associate, writer, contestant interviewer, from Sept 2001 to June 2006)

Grand Canyon (pilot, LuckyDay, 2009)

TimeLine (pilot, LuckyDay, 2009)

You Are What You Eat (Celador, script associate for all series and specials)

Location, Location, Location – Best and Worst Places, 2005 & 2006 (IWC, Script editor)

Have I Got News For You (HatTrick, Odd Ones Out writer/researcher)

The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show (The Children's Channel, Writer/Script-editor of over 100 episodes)

Relocation, Relocation (IWC, script editor)

Honey We’re Killing The Kids (BBC, pilot)

Winning Lines (Writer, Celador, series)

Perfect Strangers (Celador, pilot)

Turn Back Your Body Clock (Celador, script associate)

The Variety Club Showbiz Awards 2007 (Ruggie Media)

Nigel's Place In France (TigerAspect, script associate)

Ten Years Younger (Maverick, script associate)

Flashframe’ – Co-creator (Celador, quiz pilot for Discovery USA, 2005)

The British Comedy Awards - Extra Portions (Michael Hurll TV)

Test The Nation (Talent TV - writer, script associate)

The People Versus (Celador, Prog Associate)

Saturday Night Get Out (Celador pilot, writer)

Ant and Dec Pilot Development (Granada, Writer)

Banzai! (Development, Radar TV)

Steve Jackson Pilot (World of Wonder)

The 11 o’Clock Show (Talkback, writer)

Past Lives (Granada, pilot script )

The Casting Couch (Granada, Development work on series for Mel & Sue)

I Suppose You Think That’s Funny (Celador for ITV2, Prog. Associate,Writer)

Thick As A Plank (Talkback pilot for BBC, Programme Associate, Writer)

French Cooking in Ten Minutes (writer, adapter, Large Door for BBC2)

Spitting Image (Central, Writer)

The Rory Bremner Show (BBC, Writer)

Up Yer News (Noel Gay for BSB, Writer)

I Love Keith Allen (Noel Gay for BSB, Writer)

The Two Ronnies (BBC, Writer)

Arena “Food Night” (BBC2, Spitting Image links, Writer)

Giggly Bitz (Red Door for ITV, Writer)

Other television writing credits include: Saturday Superstore (BBC), Record Breakers (BBC), Fast Forward (BBC), Panic Station (TVS), No.73 (TVS), Get Fresh (YTV), Now - Something Else... (BBC), The Jimmy Cricket Show (BBC), Corrigan & Womack (Central), Quotation Marks question setting. Also: Development Work, Talkback Productions for Channel Four (Summer, 1997, January & February 1998)

Radio (As writer)

John Shuttleworth: Pop's The Question (BBC radio pilot with Graham Fellows, co-writer, co-deviser)

Six Characters In Search Of An Answer (R4, Writer) (2 series)

Dead Ringers (R4)

Bert Fegg’s Encyclopedia of All World Knowledge by Michael Palin & Terry Jones (R4, Writer and adaptor, pilot scripts)

Radio Times Past (R4, Writer and Researcher)

Police Five to Twelve (R5L, “Police Five” parody with Shaw Taylor, Writer)

Route One:USA (R5L, World Cup parody, Writer)

Beachcomber - By The Way (R4, Three series, Writer and Adaptor)

You Cannot Be Serious (R5L, Writer)

WeekEnding (R4, Writer)

Kit and The Widow’s Glad Century (R4)

The News Huddlines (R2, Writer)

In One Ear (R4, Writer)

The 80’s R.I.P. (R4, Script-editor, Writer)

Peter Dickson’s Nightcap (R2, Writer, Dial-a-Sketch performer)

S.J. Perelman’s ‘Acres and Pains’ (R4, 2 part series, Writer and Adaptor)

Science on Four (R4, Writer, April Fool’s Spoof)

Frank Muir’s Oxford Book of Humorous Prose (R4, Adaptor)

Numerous other pilots, including The Phil Cornwell Show (R4), The Kondos’ Komedy Krusade (R4), Jessica Martin’s Home Videos (R2), You Say Potato (R2), Jessica Martin: In Concept (R2), Cockeyed tales for Two (R2), Must Try Harder (R4), Rambling On (R4).

Broadcasting (as performer)


Runner-up in BBC Radio Five Live World Cup Song Contest 2010

BBC Radio York (guest)

Home Truths (Radio 4, columnist)

‘Yours for Decency’ (30' feature for Radio 4, Writer, Presenter)

The Afternoon Shift (Radio 4, columnist)

Speaking Volumes (R2, quiz panellist)


Comic Cuts (40 epsiodes, Starstream for BSB, Presenter, Producer, Writer, Researcher)

Up Yer News! (Insert, Granada for BSB)

New Media

Produced this site you're on right now, plus -

Wrote and set-up my own website Wonkipedia ( - a very silly reference site for kids

Myspace music page:

EcoWorrier's Guide cartoons on

Corporate Work

Avaya Corporate Drama (75’ stage play) via Em:Seven (Jan, Feb 2001)

Avaya Elevator Statement Video via Em:Seven (Jan, Feb 2001)

Writer on numerous large corporate projects including: Scania Trucks Video (Spitting Image Productions), British Aerospace Intranet Video (Speakeasy Productions, with Angus Deayton), The Children’s Channel Showreel, Hewlett Packard Sales Conference ‘Bond’ Film (em:seven) Many jobs via Upstream Presentations Ltd. for clients such as Scottish Amicable and Mercury Communications (award-nominated), Robert Horne.

Also work for Clever Media (DfEE video, starring Robert Dawes), and scripting 300th birthday entertainment for Berry Bros. & Rudd, and V & A evening entertainment for Sedgwick (Performed by Susie Blake and Royce Mills, via Adam Blackwood of Private Drama).


Cartoonist, devising and drawing the “Apparently...” cartoon feature for Private Eye since January 1996.

Christmas card for Private Eye, Christmas 2010

Wrote and drew monthly eco-cartoon for the website ‘Every Action Counts’ from
2007 - 2008

Weekly colour cartoon strip, “Undone Town”, in ‘Time Out’ from January 1998,
which then became ‘Museum Pieces’ which ran until August 2003.

Advertising work: drew billboard poster for English Riviera advert for
cdp-travissully; also drew magazine advert for AOL.

Devises and draws the Oldie’s Christmas Prize Draw Quiz each year.

Work in permanent collections of Museum of London and Madame Tussaud’s, also previously displayed in The Saatchi Gallery.


Contributions to numerous publications including E.S. Magazine, Private Eye, Punch, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Times, The Independent.

For The Oldie, produced the long-running ‘Dictionary for Our Time’;

Devised and scripted the Oldie cartoon-strip ‘In My Day...’, drawn by Steven Appleby.


EcoWorrier's Guide cartoons produced as two series of highly popular postcards
Book illustrations for the DEFRA-funded Every Action Counts programme

Numerous projects for Spitting Image including boxer shorts, stationery, puppet tableaux, chocolates, business presentations, accompanying leaflet for ‘Thatcher’s Ten Years’ toby-jug.

Also two humorous bubblegum cards series for Topps Ireland: Spitting Image, and Wacky Wrestling.

First Class Honours Degree in Botany and Zoology from King’s College, London.

CRB Enhanced. VAT registered. Full driving licence.

Member of National Association for Writers in Education

Member of the Society of Authors