The Writers...

  ROBERT POPPER
Credits include 'Peep Show', 'The IT Crowd', 'South Park'.
Robert is a BAFTA winning comedy writer, producer, performer, and best-selling author.
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  JESSICA HYNES
Writing credits include 'Spaced', 'Learners', 'Asylum'.
Jessica co-wrote SPACED and was awarded Best Female Comedy Newcomer at the British Comedy Awards 2000.
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  JAMES CARY
Credits include 'Miranda', 'My Family', 'My Hero'.
James has written episodes of ‘My Hero’, ‘My Family’ and, most recently, 2011’s Best New British TV Comedy ‘Miranda’.
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  DAN MAZER
Credits include: ‘Borat’, ‘Bruno’, ‘Ali G Indahouse’ 
In 2007, Dan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing ‘Borat’.
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  JAMIE MINOPRIO & JONATHAN STERN
Credits include: ‘St. Trinian’s’, ‘St. Trinions 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold’, ‘Sex Education’. 
Jamie and Jonathan's screenplay ‘Sex Education’ topped the Brit List in 2010. 
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  BRIAN LEVESON & PAUL MINETT
Credits include ‘My Family’, ‘Booze Cruise’, ‘The Two Ronnies’
Since 1985 Brian and Paul have written for countless sketch shows and for some of the biggest names in UK comedy.
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  JONATHAN NEWMAN
Credits include: ‘Swinging With The Finkels’, ‘Foster’, ‘Father’s Day’. 
Jonathan has been described as one of the UK's "most exciting filmmakers" to emerge in recent years.
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  HELEN LEDERER
Credits include ‘Absolutely Fabulous’, ‘The Young Ones’, ‘French And Saunders’.
Helen began her career in stand-up at London’s famous Comedy Store, as part of the early 80s comedians including French & Saunders, Rik Mayall, Ade Edmonson and Harry Enfield. 
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  DAVE COHEN
Credits include: 'Spitting Image', ‘My Family, ‘Horrible Histories’
Dave won the Comedy Heritage Award for best new comedy writer, and in 2009 his Radio 4 show ‘15 Minute Musical’ won the Writers' Guild Radio Comedy of the Year.
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  ANDREW ELLARD
Credits include: 'Red Dwarf', 'The IT Crowd', 'Life Of Riley'.
“I wish Andrew came as an app” – Graham Linehan
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  KAY STONHAM
Credits include: ‘Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression’, ‘Harry Enfield And Chums’, ‘Life Of Riley’.
Kay won the Titheridge Award for promising new comedy writer in 1995, one of only a handful of women to do so and won a Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award for Harry Enfield and Chums. 
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  Paul Bassett Davies
Credits include 'Spitting Image', 'Alas Smith And Jones', 'Rory Bremner'.

A prolific TV writer Paul also wrote his own radio sitcom with Jeremy Hardy, and the Sony Award winning radio show ‘Do Go On’, with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden.
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  ALICE LOWE
Credits include 'Out of Water', 'Life Spam', 'BigTalk'
Winner of the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh festival for her part in 'Netherhead', writer of 'LifeSpam' (BBC3), 'Beehive' (Ch4) and currently writing a feature for BigTalk/Film4. 
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  MELLIE BUSE
Credits include 'Grandpa In My Pocket', 'The New Adventures of Captain Pugwash', 'Charlie And Lola'.
Grandpa In My Pocket’ has sold to over 100 territories, is twice nominated for a BAFTA and won the Welsh BAFTA for Best Children’s Programme in 2010.
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  DAVID SIMPSON
Credits include: ‘Allnut and Simpson’, ‘Comedy Flannel’, ‘Happy Finish’ 
David is half of the double act ‘Allnutt and Simpson’ who won the Comedy Smalls Award in 2009 for one of their online sketches.
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  JANICE DAY
Credits include 'Getting It Off My Chest'.
Janice has been shortlisted for the UK Film Council’s 25 words or less competition and long-listed for the BBC 3 Last Laugh: End of Sitcom Competition. 
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  HUMPHREY KER
Credits include ‘The Brothers Faversham’, ‘Look Away Now’, ‘The Penny Dreadfuls’.
Humphrey is an up and coming performer and writer and one third of the critically acclaimed ‘The Penny Dreadfuls’.
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  COLIN HOULT
Credits include ‘Hotel Trubble’, ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’, ‘Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder’.
A former winner of the Writers Guild Award for Comedy, Colin penned the hugely successful shows ‘Carnival of Monsters’ and ‘Enemy of the World’.
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