Andrew Viner

Emmy-nominated writer Andrew Viner has written for a range of children's TV, radio comedy shows, and also writes adult comedy.

He won one of six places offered on the BBC's inaugural College of Comedy scheme, beating over 3,000 other applicants. The BBC optioned an original comedy idea of his as part of the scheme, and he has also had comedy ideas optioned by DLT Entertainment and Hat Trick. Andrew has been commissioned to write 2 x original radio plays for BBC Radio 4, WHEN I LIVED IN PERU (broadcast in May 2014), and SPEECHLESS (broadcast June 2015). He has also written sketches for of THAT MITCHELL & WEBB SOUND for BBC Radio 4. Most recently he has completed a comedy feature film commission for Econ Films.

Andrew has written for several comedy drama series for CBBC, including MY ALMOST FAMOUS FAMILY. He has written extensively for pre-school with credits including Aardman's TIMMY TIME, which won a Pre-School Animation BAFTA, NUMTUMS for CBeebies, episodes for HiT Entertainment's MIKE THE KNIGHT and FIREMAN SAM, and the popular pre-school shows BIG AND SMALL, EVERYTHING'S ROSIE, TIMMY TIME and KNIGHT RUSTY. He also recently worked with Collingwood O'Hare on RUFF RUFF, TWEET & DAVE, for CBeebies. Andrew recently wrote and script edited on a new pre-school series, BOOKABOO, for Happy Films and Amazon, for which he was nominated for an Daytime Emmy. He has recently written on the second series of PJ MASKS for eOne and Disney, OLOBOB TOP for Beakus/CBeebies and NODDY TOYLAND DETECTIVE for Dreamworks and Gaumont Animation.

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