Paul is an experienced writer for film and television. One of the UK’s leading writers of children’s TV, he is the co-creator of 4 O’Clock Club, Dani’s House and Dani’s Castle for CBBC.
He has also written extensively for adults – including Sky One’s Stella, and EastEnders. He has a number of projects in development across film and television, for both adults and children. Previously, he has written sitcom pilots starring the likes of Dylan Moran, Maxine Peake, Mark Heap, Marc Wootton and Ingrid Oliver.
He has twice been nominated for a BAFTA – once for My Parents Are Aliens, and again for The 4 O’Clock Club – and won a Sony Radio Academy Award for his work on the Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show. In 2015, The 4 O’Clock Club won Best Children’s Fiction prize at the RTS Awards. Paul has also been nominated for best writer in the Children’s BAFTAs 2017 for his work on 4 O’Clock Club.
In a previous life, Paul was one of the UK’s top video games journalists, editing the legendary teletext video games magazine Digitiser, and writing a monthly column in Edge magazine.
Almost Never Series 2 – Saltbeef / CBBC – 1 x 60 min Christmas special commissioned
Legends – Wildseed – original series idea optioned
The 4 O’Clock Club (Series 9) – CBBC – 6 scripts commissioned
Almost Never Series 2 – Saltbeef TV/ CBBC – lead writer and 7 scripts commissioned
The 4 O’Clock Club (Series 8) – CBBC – 5 scripts commissioned
Almost Never – Saltbeef TV/CBBC – Lead Writer and 5 further scripts commissioned and
Nero – CBBC Treatment commissioned
Millie In-Between (Series 4) – Zodiak – script commissioned
The 4 O’Clock Club (Series 7) – CBBC – 3 scripts commissioned
Almost Never – Saltbeef TV/CBBC – second script commissioned
Dani’s Castle – Zodiak Kids – 1 x 90 feature commissioned
Almost Never – Salt Beef/CBBC – Pilot commission
Millie In-Between – Foundation/Zodiak – 2 scripts commissioned
The 4 O’Clock Club (Series 6) – CBBC – 2 scripts commissioned
We Three Kings – Hat Trick – Sitcom pilot commissioned
The 4 O’Clock Club (Series 5) – CBBC – 2 scripts commissioned (lead writer)
Across the Sea – Island Pictures – Original adult comedy drama optioned
Millie In-Between – Foundation/CBeebies – Script commissioned
Dani’s Castle – Foundation – Film treatment commissioned
The Grand Tour (BBC) Pilot script commission
Family Comedy Movie (Zodiak Media/The Foundation) In development Time-travelling, supernatural adventure for all ages.
Family Adventure Series (CPL Productions) In development Primetime family adventure series set around the turn of the 17th Century.
The Other Room (Producer: Nick Goldsmith) In development Supernatural movie project for young adults.
Stella (Tidy Productions/Sky) Series 4, 1 episode Fifth episode of the fourth series of Ruth Jones’ comedy drama, set in the Welsh valleys. Airing January 2015.
2014 – 2011
4 O’Clock Club (BBC) Co-creator and writer, 4 series Six episodes of the fourth series of the musical comedy drama. Airing early 2015.
- Nominated Best School-Age Children’s Programme, Royal Television Society North West Awards, 2014
- Winner Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series, Kidscreen Awards 2013
- Winner Best School-Age Children’s Programme, Royal Television Society North West Awards, 2012
- Nominated Best Comedy, Children’s BAFTA Awards 2012
Watch a clip of 4 O’clock Club here.
2014 – 2012
Dani’s Castle (The Foundation TV for CBBC) Lead writer, creator, associate producer, 3 series. Six episodes of the third series of the popular Dani’s House spin-off. Broadcasts on CBBC April 2015.
Watch an episode from series 1 here.
88 Keys (Big Talk/BBC) Table writing for non-broadcast pilot, written by Jon Brown
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie (Vertigo/Syco) Screenwriter.
Zoe-Marie’s Saturday Job Online 4 O’Clock Club spin-off, 13 minisodes. Watch here.
TrackingB Screenwriting Contest Finalist in Hollywood screenwriting contest.
The Shop (CHX/Fremantle) Original sitcom pilot script.
2011 – 2008
Dani’s House (RDF/CBBC) Lead writer, creator, associate producer, 5 series, 26 x 30′ episodes. Watch one here.
Doctor Doctor (Brown Eyed Boy) Original sitcom pilot script.
My Family (DLT/BBC) Table writing team for the BBC1 sitcom.
Babyquake (Channel X) Original pilot script.
Ross Lee’s Bonebag (Running Bare Pictures/BBC3) Sketch material for hidden camera show.
Biosphere (BBC Comedy) Original pilot script.
Bill and Al Project (Assembly Media Group) Bible and pilot script for Bill Bailey and Alistair McGowan. Co-written with Rob Harley.
La La Land (Fooling Nobody Productions/BBC3) Marc Wootton hidden camera series for Showtime. Associate producer, writer.
Too Much Too Young (Hat Trick/BBC1) Five episodes commissioned, non-broadcast pilot filmed starring Dylan Moran and Maxine Peake.
The Wrong Door (BBC) Sketch material.
Half Moon Investigations (BBC) 2 x 30′ episodes of kids detective show.
And Now The Weather (Hartswood/Channel 4) Pilot starring Mark Heap.
Biffovision (Hartswood/BBC) Original pilot for surreal, mixed format sketch show, co-written with Tim Moore. Watch here.
The Armstrong and Miller Show (Hat Trick/BBC) Sketch material.
Supernormal (Granada Kids) 3 x 15′ scripts of animated comedy.
2006 – 2001
My Parents Are Aliens (Granada Kids) 14 x 30′ episodes of the popular kids sitcom. Watch his BAFTA-nominated episode here.
The New Worst Witch (Granada Kids) 2 x 30′ episodes the supernatural comedy drama.
Barking (Granada Kids) 2 x 30′ episodes of comedy about a talking dog.
Is This It? (Hat Trick/BBC) Original sitcom, 2 x 30′ scripts commissioned.
Future Tactics: The Uprising (ZedTwo) Narrative script for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC Game.
The Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show (Xfm) Joke writing for the award-winning Christian O’Connell Breakfast Show.
2002 – 2001
Sooty (Granda Kids/ITV) Two series, lead writer.
Comedy Lab: Knife and Wife (Siriol/Channel 4) Animated pilot.
Ron Quixote (Angry Donkey Films) Treatment for adapted screenplay.
100 Greatest Kids Shows (Channel 4) Links and sketch material.
North of Watford (September Films/Sky Pictures) Original screenplay.