Paul Rose (writer)
Mr. Biffo, real name Paul Rose, is a UK screenwriter. He was the editor of the Teletext-based video games magazine Digitiser, which ran between 1993 and 2003. He is the co-creator of the CBBC children's sitcom Dani's House, on which he is also lead writer. He is also the co-creator and lead writer of CBBC's 4 O'Clock Club, the follow-up to Dani's House entitled Dani's Castle, and the screenwriter of "Pudsey: The Movie", starring the "Britain's Got Talent" winner (a dog, voiced for the movie by David Walliams. In addition, he is writing for the fourth series of "Stella (UK TV series)".
He also worked on children's shows such as Half Moon Investigations, Barking!, The Worst Witch, Sooty, My Parents Are Aliens, and a number of adult comedy shows, including contributing to The Armstrong and Miller Show, as well an episode of UK soap opera EastEnders in 2003. He has written for numerous magazines, including Empire, Total Film, .net, Official PlayStation Magazine and Deathray, Retro Gamer, and from 2003 to 2008 wrote a monthly column in Edge entitled Biffovision.
He also devised the storyline for the multi-format game Future Tactics. He has twice been nominated for a BAFTA award, once in 2004 for Best Children's Drama for My Parents Are Aiens, and again in 2012 for Best Children's Comedy for 4 O'Clock Club, and has won a Sony Radio Academy Award for his writing on the Christian O'Connell breakfast show on XFM.
He wrote a book entitled Confessions of a Chatroom Freak (published by Friday Books, who have since gone into liquidation). In it, Rose posed as a beautiful young woman called LoopyLisa21f who chatted to men online, mostly about sexual acts they wanted to do to Lisa, and then published the transcripts.
He co-wrote a TV pilot which was broadcast on BBC3, but not taken up, Biffovision (Hartswood Films), a parody of children's television co-written with Tim Moore. He has also written a number of non-broadcast television pilots, including Too Much Too Young and Now The Weather.
- "Book Signing: Digitiser’s Mr. Biffo, Charing Cross Road". Londonist. June 20, 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Credits for Future Tactics
- Bafta Home – The BAFTA site
- 2003 Breakfast Award winners
- "Book: Confessions of a Chatroom Freak". The Void. Jun 20, 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Robson, Daniel (Oct 31, 2007). "Loopy Lisa offers a surreal take on cybersex". Japan Times.
- "Biffovision". BBC Three website. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- Paul Rose at the Internet Movie Database
- NTSC-uk[dead link] Interview with Mr Biffo
- One Life Left[dead link] Radio interview
- Bubblegun.com a humour website formerly run by Paul Rose