Paul Smith (television writer)

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Paul Smith
Paul Smith television writer.jpg
Born (1961-11-18) 18 November 1961 (age 57)
London, England
OccupationScreenwriter and television producer.
Period1982–present
GenreComedy, drama, adventure
SpouseEve Murray
ChildrenDaniel and Emma

Paul Smith is a British television writer who was born and lives in London.

Paul's four-part BBC1 drama One Night (executive producer Hilary Salmon) won the Reflet D'Or for Best Drama Series at the 2012 Festival Tous Ecrans as well as making the official selection for FIPA Biarritz. Lead writer on Jam Media/CBBC's pioneering live action/animation series ROY (RTS Award for Best Children's Drama 2010, two 2011 BAFTA nominations, including Writers' Award), Paul also wrote ten-part CBBC teen drama series Desperados (Prix Jeunesse 2008), about a junior wheelchair basketball team. He has also written two BBC1 Afternoon Plays - Tea with Betty starring Rosemary Leach as Queen Elizabeth II and Death Becomes Him. His other recent work includes ITV1 comedy drama The Complete Guide to Parenting starring Peter Davison (British Comedy Guide Editors' Award), the Sunday serial dramatisation of Bootleg (BAFTA Children's Drama Award) and BBC1 children's thriller series Oscar Charlie. Further credits include Murder Most Horrid (British Comedy Award and starring Dawn French), Grange Hill, Brittas Empire, Spitting Image, Alas Smith and Jones; and, with Terry Kyan, Colin's Sandwich (two series starring Mel Smith) and About Face, starring Maureen Lipman

Paul is married to Eve Murray who works for the British Museum and GlobeScan - they have two children Daniel and Emma Smith.

Writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
Not the Nine O'Clock News
  • 3 episodes (1982)
BBC2
Alas Smith and Jones
  • "Episode #1.6" (1984)
BBC2
Spitting Image
  • 5 episodes (1984–1985)
ITV
Hello Mum
  • "Episode #1.1" (1987)
BBC2
Colin's Sandwich
  • 12 episodes (co-written with Terry Kyan, 1988–1990)
BBC2
Murder Most Horrid
  • "The Girl from Ipanema" (1991)
  • "He Died a Death" (1991)
  • "Lady Luck" (1994)
  • "Girl Friday" (1996)
  • "Going Solo" (1999)
BBC2
About Face
  • "Tourist Attraction" (1991)
  • "Monkey Business" (1991)
ITV
Bonjour la Classe
  • 6 episodes (co-written with Terry Kyan, 1993)
BBC1
The Brittas Empire
  • "Snap Happy" (1996)
  • "http://etc" (1997)
  • "Exposed" (1997)
BBC1
2point4 Children
  • "Malcolm X" (1998)
  • "The Italian Job" (1998)
BBC1
Big Kids
  • "Simon Pursues Melanie" (2000)
  • "Chicken Pox" (2000)
CBBC
Grange Hill
  • 13 episodes (2000–2001)
CBBC
Cavegirl
  • "Trouble at the Top (2002)
  • "Swap Til You Drop (2002)
  • "Peace in My Time (2002)
CBBC
Oscar Charlie
  • 13 episodes (2001–2002)
CBBC
Bootleg
  • Television miniseries (2002)
BBC One
The Complete Guide to Parenting
  • 5 episodes (2006)
ITV
The Afternoon Play
  • "Tea with Betty" (2006)
  • "Death Becomes Him" (2007)
BBC One
Desperados
  • 10 episodes (2007)
CBBC
Roy
  • "New Boy" (2009)
  • "Sick" (2009)
  • "Testing, Testing" (2009)
  • "School Inspection" (2009)
  • "Foot Fat Fit" (2012)
  • "Death in the Family" (2012)
  • "Magical Roy" (2012)
CBBC
TRTÉ
One Night
  • Television miniseries (2012)
BBC One

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
1992 British Comedy Awards Murder Most Horrid Best TV Comedy Drama Won [1]
2003 British Academy Children's Awards Bootleg Best Drama Won
2006 British Comedy Guide The Complete Guide to Parenting Best British Sitcom Editors' Award Won
2008 Prix Jeunesse International Desperados Prize of the Children's Jury 7-11 Fiction Won
Royal Television Society Awards Best Children's Drama Nominated
2010 British Academy Children's Awards Roy Best Children's Writer Nominated [2]
2012 Cinéma Tous Ecrans One Night Le Reflet d'Or Best International Television Series Won [3]

References[edit]

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