Thursday, 12 June 2014


As with most comedy fans of my generation, the terribly sad news of Rik Mayall’s passing came as a huge shock. 

For those of us who grew up on a diet of Kevin Turvey and the anarchy, violence and chaos of The Young Ones and the wonderful Bottom, life won't be quite the same again. 

Rik was one of my Comedy Gods. He was also my friend.  We'd often text each other and trade insults... 

Wait, let me rephrase that: we'd text each other and I'd receive insults. 

He was hugely excited about my latest project, and we'd even started knocking around the possibility of us collaborating on a new sitcom. But our friendship aside, I remained completely in awe of him.

Rik was a gentleman; a pillar of integrity; a modest man, considering his huge achievements, and whatever the Universe may decide to throw at me, I'll remain eternally grateful that it gave me the opportunity to call Rik my friend; my mentor, the likes of whom I doubt I shall ever meet again.

RIP my dear friend. I'll miss you...

Friday, 29 November 2013

More Giggling...

The super exciting news is that the second half of Gigglebiz series 3 premieres this Monday at 5.15pm on CBeebies!  Huzzah!

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Huzzah!  I've just heard the suuuuuuuuper exciting news that the new series of Gigglebiz- the series that I worked on earlier this year - premieres on the CBeebies channel this Monday (21st) at 5.20! Again, huzzah!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Sadly, my time on  Gigglebiz has come to an end.  The writing for the new series - series 3 – is done and dusted.  It’s now on its jolly old way into production.

It’s been a truly fab and groovy gig, writing for some of my favourite characters, as well as writing material for some really funny new ones.  That said, I’m not sure if I can say who these new characters are, so…erm…I’ll just step away  from this part of the post…

The new series is due on air sometime late Summer…maybe. Perhaps early Autumn.  The truth is, I don’t know; they haven’t told me.  I’m just guessing.  As soon as I'm told, I'll let you know.