Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander

Oscar winning movies, Emmy-nominated TV shows – Paul Alexander has watched them all. But occasionally he opens his laptop and does a bit of writing.

Paul was recently commissioned to write a movie screenplay ‘From Me To You’, by Gold Circle Films in LA. He has also just signed a first-look deal to create (in collaboration with Paul Mendelson) three new comedies for indie producer Sly Fox Productions. 

Other current projects include writing a musical with composer Glenn Keiles (who wrote the music for Paul’s TV series My Spy Family) and lyricist Penny Lane.

He has also continued to develop Yo Ho High, his comedy for CBBC for whom he recently reworked it for co-production (and shooting) in Brazil!  And he has also been creating some new standup material with (and for) Jasper Carrott.

In collaboration with Thom Southerland and Irving Berlin(!) Paul wrote a brand new musical The Smallest Show on Earth, which toured the UK at the end of 2015.

His previous theatre work includes revising the scripts for Radio Times: The Musical and for the Old Vic’s production of Aladdin starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Past TV work includes the Emmy-winning Red Dwarf, the RTS award-winning My Parents Are Aliens and the BAFTA-winning Revenge Files of Alistair Fury.

For animation he co-created the Dreamworks TV show Neighbors from Hell, wrote several episodes of Horrid Henry and of Disney Channel’s animated musical series Groove High.

Back in the the ‘real’ world, he spent a year toiling in the fields of Emmerdale as well as two years on the Green Green Grass, script editing John Sullivan’s BBC1 sitcom. He also created (and wrote two dozen episodes of) the family sitcom My Spy Family for the Cartoon Network’s ‘Boomerang’ channel.

Other TV credits include My Hero, Live of Riley, 2point4 Children, Goodnight Sweetheart, Lovejoy (BBC1); Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S-Club (CBBC).

On the wireless, he co-wrote the BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Castle (four series) and the BBC Radio 2 sitcom Love 40 New Balls Please (three series) and his other movie screenplays include Staggered, which he also co-produced (and which picked up three awards including Best Film at the 14th International Festival Du Comedie at Vevey, Switzerland) and Seeing Double (the S-Club movie!).

Paul still hopes to win and Oscar and pass the Bechdel test (but not necessarily in that order).



Writing – Television

Date Programme Production Company Information
2017 x3 Sitcom Projects CBBC Creator/Writer
2017 Yo Ho High (new pilot) Sly Fox Co-Creator/Writer
2015 Untitled BBC Sitcom in development Co-creator
2014-15 Yo Ho High CBBC Pilot script Writer and Creator
2012-13 Groove High Planet Nemo/Disney Channel UK Series
2010-11 Life of Riley Catherine Bailey/BBC1 Series 2 & 3
2010 Summer in Transylvania The Foundation/Nickelodeon
2010 Neighbors From Hell Dreamworks Animation/TBS Co-creator
2009-10 Emmerdale ITV
2007-08 My Spy Family Kindle Ents./Cartoon Network Creator and writer series 1 & 2 Co -creator
2008 Rocket Boy Cosgrove Hall
2007 The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury Elephant Prods./CBBC Bafta Award winner Writer and Creator
2006-07 The Green Green Grass Shazam Prods/BBC1 Series 2 & 3 Writer/Script Editor
2002-05 My Parents are Aliens Granada/ITV Series 3,4,5,6 & 7 BAFTA winner Best Children’s Series
2004 Help! I’m a Teenage Outlaw Footpad Fils
2001-03 My Hero BBC1 2 Series Writer and Script Editor
Various Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S-Club 19 Production/BBC
1997-99 Red Dwarf Grant Naylor/BBC 2
Writing – Stage
Date Production Producer Information
2017 Untitled Musical Adam Paulden Enterprises Co-writer
2014-15 The Smallest Show on Earth Brian Eastman/Batway Prods.
2005 Aladdin The Old Vic Co-writer
1996 Radio Times Noel Gay Book revision.
Writing – Radio
Date Programme Station Information
2008-12 The Castle Pozzitive prods./ BBC Radio 4 Four series with Kim Fuller
Writing – Film
Date Film Production Company Information
2017 From Me To You Gold Circle Films Writer
2003 S-Club Seeing Double Columbia Pictures Co-writer with Kim Fuller
1994 Staggered Entertainment Films Co-writer and Co-Producer
Writing – Books
Date Book Publisher Information
Red Dwarf Diary Penguin #3 Sunday Times bestseller
The Space Corps Survival Manuel Penguin
Writing – Comics
Date Title Publisher Information
2012-14 Dead Roots iTunes App store a digital zombie anthology
2013 VS Comics VS Comics a digital graphic anthology