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ANDREW VINER is a comedy, drama, animation and children's writer, working in TV, radio, film, theatre, print and online. Details of some of his commissions are given below.

Econ Films

2016

Writer for Econ Films' feature film project.

Tolibobs

2015-16

Writer for Beakus's animated children's series Tolibobs. Six episodes commissioned to date.

Hogie the Globehopper

2016

Writer for Lil Critter Workshop's animated children's series Hogie the Globehopper. Three episodes commissioned.

The Impact:50

2015-16

One of the winning writers of Create50's The Impact:50 competition to co-write a feature film.

Bespoke Comedy

2015-16

Writer and consultant for various Bespoke Comedy projects including personalised scripted comedies for Microsoft and ISS.

Hit Entertainment

2016

Developed series idea for Hit Entertainment.

Bookaboo

2016

Writer for Happy Films' children's series Bookaboo. 15 scripts commissioned, including two special-length episodes.

NewsThump

2016

Writer for BBC Radio 4's NewsThump daily topical comedy pilots.

Babasheep

2014
-15

Writer for FunCreative's animated children's series Babasheep. 13 episodes commissioned.

Speechless

2014
-15

Original 45' afternoon drama Speechless produced by BBC Radio 4, starring Joshua McGuire and Aimee-Ffion Edwards. Produced by Liz Webb. First broadcast June 2015. First stage production by Redlynch Players May 2016.

"Radio choice" - The Independent
"Pick of the day" - i

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Tree Fu Tom

2015

Writer for CBeebies animated children's series Tree Fu Tom. One episode commissioned.

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Light & Color

2014
-15

Developed animated children's series with Light & Color.

BBC Bitesize

2014
-15

Wrote three short films for One Two Four/BBC Bitesize GCSE English Literature on the plot, character and themes of Great Expectations.

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Sunflower Graphics

2014

Undertook development work with Sunflower Graphics/Imira Entertainment for presentation at Cartoon Forum 2014.

Fireman Sam

2014

Writer for Hit Entertainment's animated children's series Fireman Sam. Two episodes commissioned.

The Three of Us

2013
-14

Short comedy film The Three of Us produced by Shoreline Pictures, directed by James Fox and starring Gareth Cooper, Oliver Wilkinson and Gemma Paget.

Festivals (Official Selection):
Thurrock International Film Festival (UK) 2014
NDU International Film Festival (Lebanon) 2014

Nominations and Awards:
Winner - Best Editing, Thurrock International Film Festival (Frederic Fournier)
Winner - Best Fiction, Thurrock International Film Festival
Winner - Best in Festival, Thurrock International Film Festival
Nominated - Best Performance, Thurrock International Film Festival (Gareth Cooper)

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Twofour

2014

Undertook children's short film development work with Twofour.

When I Lived in Peru

2013
-14

Original 45' afternoon drama When I Lived in Peru produced by BBC Radio 4, starring Stephen Wight, Kelly Adams and Fiston Barek. Produced by Liz Webb. First broadcast May 2014 when it was made a BBC Drama of the Week Podcast.

"[An] inventive spin on romcom" - The Stage.
"A superb comic debut" - Jeremy Howe, Commissioner for Radio 4 Drama

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Everything's Rosie

2011
-14

Writer for V&S Entertainment's animated children's series Everything's Rosie. 16 episodes commissioned.

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Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave

2013
-14

Writer for Collingwood & Co animated children's series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave. Six episodes commissioned.

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Mike the Knight

2013
-14

Writer for Hit Entertainment's animated children's series Mike the Knight. Two episodes commissioned.

That Mitchell and Webb Sound

2013

Sketch writer for BBC Radio 4 series That Mitchell and Webb Sound.

The Numtums

2013

Writer for CBeebies animated children's series The Numtums. Two episodes commissioned.

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Knight Rusty

2012

Writer of storyline for Caligari animated children's series Knight Rusty.

DLT Entertainment

2011
-12

Original comedy idea in development with DLT Entertainment.

Hat Trick Productions

2011
-12

Original sitcom idea optioned by Hat Trick Productions.

Timmy Time

2008
-11

Writer for Bafta-winning Aardman animated children's series Timmy Time. 10 episodes commissioned.

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Big and Small

2007
-08, 2011

Writer of four episodes of Kindle Entertainment's Bafta-nominated animated children's series Big and Small.

Four Story Cafe

2010

Co-writer of interactive short film Four Story Cafe, produced and directed by Martyn Gough.

Sadie J

2009
-10

Writer for Sadie J, a CBBC 30' sitcom series. One script commissioned.

Inspire GLG

2010

Writer for Inspire GLG animated children's series. One episode commissioned.

Thomas & Friends

2007, 2010

Writer for Hit Entertainment's animated children's series Thomas & Friends. Two episodes commissioned.

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Pet Squad

2009

Writer for Pet Squad, an animated children's series from Darrall Macqueen. One episode commissioned.

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My Almost Famous Family

2008
-09

Writer for My Almost Famous Family, a CBBC 30' comedy-drama series. Two episodes commissioned, including the first episode. Also worked as story editor and sole writer for the show's interactive website.

Bear Behaving Badly

2008
-09

Writer of two episodes of Bear Behaving Badly, Darrall Macqueen's CBBC sitcom.

BBC College of Comedy

2008
-09

One of six participants taking part in the BBC's College of Comedy. Original sitcom script commissioned.

Venn That Tune

2008

Venn That Tune: Bringing the Poetry of Maths to the Magic of Pop!

Diagrams, graphs and pie charts pit lyrics against logic to shed fresh light on such classics as Eternal Flame, Papa's Got a Brand New Bag and How Much is that Doggie in the Window? in this ingenious, inspired and utterly addictive book published by Hodder & Stoughton. Venn diagrams have never looked so cool ...

"***** Witty and ingenious" - Time Out
"Genuinely hilarious" - The Daily Telegraph
"Made me laugh out loud" - The Independent on Sunday

Amazon humour bestseller.

Featured in The Times, the Financial Times, the Daily Mail and Telegraph.co.uk. Used as IGGY educational resource.

Boblins

2007
-08

Writer of five episodes of Inspire GLG's animated children's series Boblins.

Kindle Entertainment

2008

Co-writer (with Andy Bernhardt) of pilot script for new children's series for Kindle Entertainment.

Skatoony

2007
-08

Writer for Cartoon Network's Bafta-nominated animated game show Skatoony. Eight episodes and five promotional shorts commissioned.

Buddy & Elvis

2008

Wrote 10' pilot script for Illuminated Films' animated children's project Buddy & Elvis.

Bottom Knocker Street

2007

Developed children's TV series Bottom Knocker Street with Whirlwind Media.

The Royal Tapes

2007

Shortlisted in BBC Radio's Royal Tapes competition.

Jim Jam & Sunny

2006
-07

Wrote nine episodes of Jim Jam & Sunny, the Bafta-nominated pre-school show from Wish Films.

Witty & Twisted

2006
-07

Workshopped runner-up in BBC7's Witty & Twisted comedy writing competition.

Marchmont Films

2006

10' comedy The Three of Us was a runner-up with commendation in Marchmont Films' Short Film Script Competition.

LCC

2004
-05

Attained a Screenwriting MA at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts, London (formerly London College of Printing).

Parsons and Naylor
Parsons and Naylor

2005

Sketch and gag writer for BBC Radio 2's Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections.

The Guardian

2004
-05

Why I Love ... features published in The Guardian.

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Sports Shorts

2004

Sports Shorts radio play Goal Difference commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio Five Live starring Simon Lipson and produced by Toby Swift. An excerpt was also featured on Radio 4's Pick of the Week.

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The Roly Mo Show

2004

Fimbles animated short stories appear in children's series The Roly Mo Show (Novel Entertainment).

Pygmalion

2002, 2004

Developed an interactive project (2002) and an animated series (2004) on two Pygmalion programmes.

British Short Screenplay Competition

2004

10' comedy The Three of Us was a runner-up in the British Short Screenplay Competition, run in association with the NFTS. Judges included Kenneth Branagh, Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell and Natascha Wharton.

Gordon the Garden Gnome

2004

Wrote four scripts for the 10' animated children's series Gordon the Garden Gnome for Collingwood O'Hare Entertainment.

Aladdin Media

2004

Wrote interstitial trailer script for animated project Faisal and Friends for Aladdin Media.

Anthropics

2004

Wrote gags and short monologues with Zoo42 to demonstrate mobile phone technologies developed by Anthropics.

Rubbadubbers

2001
-04

Wrote 14 episodes and three interstitials of 10' animated children's series Rubbadubbers for Hit Entertainment, including lyrics to several songs. Episode Sheriff Terence was short-listed for a British Animation Award.

Skunk Fu!

2004

Commissioned to write 13' pilot treatment for Skunk Fu!, a new Cartoon Saloon project.

Pocoyo

2004

Wrote storylines for Pocoyo, a 5' animated children's series from Zinkia.

Shelltown

2003

Wrote 10' animated pilot script Shelltown for Cosgrove Hall/Shelltown Productions.

Zoo42

2003

Wrote picture caption gags for Zoo42's mobile phone comedy site.

MVmax

2002

Developed interactive fiction ideas with US company MVmax.

The Ark

2002

Wrote five episodes of 23' children's series The Ark for Granada.

Adventurers: Masters of Time

2002

Worked on scripts of all 26 episodes of 23' animated series Adventurers: Masters of Time (Adventurers - Mission Zeitreise) for Greenlight Media and Cosgrove Hall.

Granada Kids

2002

Pre-school series idea optioned by Granada Kids. (Co-written with Andy Bernhardt.)

Fimbles

2002

Wrote animated short stories for Fimbles, the Bafta-nominated children's series from Novel Entertainment.

Aardman

2001

Undertook both structural and polishing work for Aardman's forthcoming feature film Tortoise vs Hare.

2001

Worked with Aardman to develop characters and a pilot for a series of 1' internet animations for a major multi-national company.

Varga

2001

Developed animated series idea for Varga.

PAL

2001

Developed a 30' special animation script on a Performing Arts Lab.

Cosgrove Hall

2001

Wrote 23' animated pilot script for Cosgrove Hallproject The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, based on the characters from the novel by Robert Bolt.

2000
-01

Commissioned by the BBC Animation Unit to write a treatment for Cosgrove Hall project Mungie.

Rex the Runt

1999
-2000

Wrote/co-wrote nine episodes of series 2 of cult 10' animated series Rex the Runt for Aardman, including lyrics for the song Bob, You Are a Big Fat Slob.

BBC Films

1999

Original half-hour drama script Dear God commissioned by BBC Films.

TAPS

1998

Nominated for the Taps writer of the year award for sit-com My Perfect Cousin (showcased starring Tony Robinson).

BBC Radio 4

1994

Writer for BBC Radio 4 series Week Ending.

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