Doug MacLeod (TV writer)
Doug MacLeod (born 13 October 1959) is a writer of books, television and theatre from Melbourne, Australia.
Doug was a working writer for ABC Radio's comedy department in the 1980s, before spending two years as head writer of Network Ten's The Comedy Company. He was a writer on the sketch comedy programs Fast Forward and Full Frontal. He has been the script editor of Kath & Kim since the series commenced on the ABC.
As a break from sketch comedy he co-wrote five episodes of SeaChange with Andrew Knight.
He currently co-writes the animated children's series Dogstar which won him the inaugural John Hinde prize for science fiction in 2008. He is currently working on series two with co-writer Philip Dalkin.
In 2008 Doug won the Fred Parsons Award for Contribution to Australian Comedy at the Australian Writer Guilds Awards.
With John Clarke, he co-wrote a musical adaptation of the children's book Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, titled The Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Little Ragged Blossom.
Books and published works
He has written the following story books for children and young people:
- Sister Madge's Book of Nuns http://dougmacleod.com.au/sister-madge.php
- Siggy and Amber
- Tumble Turn
- Spiky Spunky, My Pet Monkey
- Leon Stumble's Book of Stupid Fairytales
- I'm Being Stalked by a Moon Shadow
- Kevin the Troll
- The Clockwork Forest
- My Extraordinary Life & Death
- The Life of a Teenage Body-snatcher
- The Shiny Guys
- Tigers on the Beach
Doug has a website at http://www.dougmacleod.com.au
- Doug MacLeod on IMDb
- "Underbelly nabs writers' award". Herald Sun newspaper. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2009.[dead link]
- Fiona Scott-Norman (24 October 2008). "Taking Time to answer the call". Melbourne: The Age newspaper. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
- Smith, Gary (15 January 2007). "Snugglepot & Cuddlepie review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2009.