Oscar-winning movies, BAFTA-winning TV shows – Paul Alexander has watched them all. But occasionally he opens his laptop and does a bit of writing.
For the stage he has just co-written the brand new Irving Berlin musical The Smallest Show on Earth which will be touring the UK from September 2015 – tickets now on sale (thesmallestshowonearth.co.uk)!
For CBBC he has created a new show – Yo Ho High – that’s currently inching along the development track. The BBC Comedy department also recently commissioned him to co-create (along with Georgia Pritchett and Andrew Ellard) a new, currently untitled sitcom.
Past TV work includes the Emmy-winning Red Dwarf, the Royal Television Society award-winning My Parents Are Aliens and the BAFTA-winning Revenge Files of Alistair Fury (CBBC). And Paul’s previous theatre work includes revising the scripts for Radio Times: The Musical and for the Old Vic’s famous production of Aladdin starring Sir Ian McKellen.
For animation, he co-created the Dreamworks TV show Neighbors from Hell (for TBS), wrote several episodes of Horrid Henry and of Disney Channel’s animated musical series Groove High. Back in the ‘real’ world he spent a year toiling in the fields of Emmerdale, script-edited two series of John Sullivan’s Green Green Grass (BBC1) and created and wrote two dozen episodes of the family sitcom My Spy Family (for kids cable channel Boomerang).
Other TV credits include My Hero, Life of Riley, 2point4 Children, Goodnight Sweetheart, Lovejoy (BBC1); Jinx, Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S-Club (CBBC); Help – I’m A Teenage Outlaw (CITV) and Summer in Transylvania (Nickelodeon).
His movie screenplays include Staggered, which he co-produced (named Best Film at the 14th International Festival Du Comedie) and Seeing Double (the S-Club movie!). And on the wireless, he co-wrote four series of medieval comedy The Castle for Radio 4.
In his spare time, Paul collects Tesco carrier bags. He doesn’t mean to, they just seem to appear.
Writing – Television
|2015||Untitled||BBC||Sitcom in development||Co-creator|
|2014-2015||Yo Ho High||CBBC||Pilot script||Writer and Creator|
|2012-2013||Groove High||Planet Nemo/Disney Channel UK||Series|
|2010-2011||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|
|2007-2008||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|
|2006-2007||The Green Green Grass||Shazam Prods/BBC1||Series 2 & 3||Writer/Script Editor|
|2002-2005||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|
|2001-2003||My Hero||BBC1||2 Series||Writer and Script Editor|
|Various||Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S-Club||19 Production/BBC|
|1997-1999||Red Dwarf||Grant Naylor/BBC 2|
|2014-2015||The Smallest Show on Earth||Brian Eastman/Batway Prods.|
|2005||Aladdin||The Old Vic||Co-writer|
|1996||Radio Times||Noel Gay||Book revision.|
|2008-2012||The Castle||Pozzitive prods./ BBC Radio 4||Four series with Kim Fuller|
|2003||S-Club Seeing Double||Columbia Pictures||Co-writer with Kim Fuller|
|1994||Staggered||Entertainment Films||Co-writer and Co-Producer|
|Red Dwarf Diary||Penguin||#3 Sunday Times bestseller|
|The Space Corps Survival Manuel||Penguin|
|2012-2014||Dead Roots||iTunes App store||a digital zombie anthology|
|2013||VS Comics||VS Comics||a digital graphic anthology|