Doug MacLeod (TV writer)

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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.[1]

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.[2]


He is currently the writer of Call Girl the Musical, with Tracy Harvey which has performed two seasons in Melbourne.[3]

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.[4]

Books and published works[edit]

He has written the following story books for children and young people:

  • Sister Madge's Book of Nuns
  • 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


  1. ^ Doug MacLeod on IMDb
  2. ^ "Underbelly nabs writers' award". Herald Sun newspaper. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2009.[dead link]
  3. ^ Fiona Scott-Norman (24 October 2008). "Taking Time to answer the call". Melbourne: The Age newspaper. Retrieved 9 April 2009.
  4. ^ Smith, Gary (15 January 2007). "Snugglepot & Cuddlepie review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2009.

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