Adrian Poynton

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Adrian Poynton is a British screenwriter, playwright, stand up comedian and occasional actor.

He is the creator and writer of BBC Three sitcom White Van Man starring Will Mellor, Georgia Moffett and Clive Mantle. It began screening in March 2011 becoming the highest rated launch ever for a sitcom on BBC3. A second season was broadcast from 23 February 2012, with Poynton once again writing all the scripts. He also appears in two episodes playing the role of Police Officer Martin Orsom.

In 2013 the show was then remade in America as Family Tools for ABC with Poynton overseeing the show, writing episodes and serving as Co-Creator and Consulting Producer.

In 2012 he also worked on series two of supermarket sitcom Trollied for Sky One writing several episodes.

His play, A Very Naughty Boy based on the life of Monty Python's Graham Chapman, won an Edinburgh Festival Fringe First award in 2003. It then had a national tour followed by a run at London's Soho Theatre. He is also the writer of several other plays and TV shows.


He attended John Taylor High School at Barton-under-Needwood in Staffordshire in the early 1990s. His performing career began as a member of the Lichfield Youth Theatre.

When not busy with his other projects, Poynton still occasionally tours as a stand up comedian.[citation needed]


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