Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander

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 (!

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

Date Programme Production Company Information
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
2009-2010 Emmerdale ITV
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
Writing – Stage
Date Production Producer Information
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.
Writing – Radio
Date Programme Station Information
2008-2012 The Castle Pozzitive prods./ BBC Radio 4 Four series with Kim Fuller
Writing – Film
Date Film Production Company Information
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
2012-2014 Dead Roots iTunes App store a digital zombie anthology
2013 VS Comics VS Comics a digital graphic anthology