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