Andy Wolton

Comedy writer for radio and television

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Biography

Andy started writing comedy in 2009 because he was rubbish at jobs. His first script won a national BBC sit-com competition and was read at an Edinburgh Festival showcase where he was mentored by Jeremy Dyson. 

In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious BBC Radio writer's bursary and has written for and script edited a host of Radio comedies including The News Quiz and The Now Show

He writes for 2012 Sony Award winning podcast Do The Right Thing and has projects in development with Radio 4, BBC3 and Objective.

CV

Radio
Writer
Simon Evans Goes to Market 2014
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Simon Evans, Tim Harford & Merryn Somerset Webb

Sketch writer

 
Alun Cochrane's Fun House 4 x 30' 2013
BBC Productions for Radio 4
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Alun Cochrane

Co-written with Alun Cochrane

 
Dave Gorman's Pub Olympics 1 x 30' 2012
BBC Radio 2
 
Producer Carl Cooper
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Chris Addison, Roisin Conaty, Dave Gorman, Geoff Lloyd & Seymour Mace

Sketch writer

 
How to Save the World in 30 Minutes 1 x 30' 2012
BBC Radio 4
In development  
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Rufus Hound

Script writer

 
It's Your Round 2012
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Sam Michell
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Angus Deayton

Script writer

 
Ayres on the Air 2012
BBC Radio 4 Extra
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Pam Ayres

Script writer

 
Small Earthquakes in Chile 1 x 30' 2012
BBC Radio 4
In development  
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Andrew Maxwell

Script writer

 
Sud's Law 1 x 30' 2012
BBC Radio 2
 
Producer Ben Walker
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Susan Calman, Mark Little, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Jaci Stephen & Shaun Williamson

Script writer

 
The Now Show Extra 13 x 45' 2012
BBC Radio 4 Extra
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Hugh Dennis & Steve Punt

Behind-the-scenes show featuring extra jokes and clips from the archives

 
Radio 2 2Day 2011

 
Writer Andy Wolton

Provided material for Patrick Kielty as part of 2Day

 
Radio 2 Comedy Awards 2011

 
Writer Andy Wolton

Provided material for the Semi-Final and Final

 
The News Quiz 2011 to 2014
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Sam Bryant
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Sandi Toksvig

Sketch writer

 
The Now Show 2011 to 2014
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Hugh Dennis & Steve Punt

Sketch writer

 
Dilemma 6 x 30' 2011 to 2014
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Ed Morrish
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Sue Perkins

Panel show in which four guests are posed moral and ethical choices

 
Headset Set 6 x 30' 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Tilusha Ghelani
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Chizzy Akudolu, Philip Fox, Colin Hoult, Paul Sharma & Margaret-Cabourn Smith

Sketch writer

 
Laughs in the Park 1 x 60' 2011
BBC Radio 1
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Dominic Byrne, Eddie Izzard, Ross Noble & Tommy Tiernan

Sketch writer

 
Les Kelly's Heroes 1 x 30' 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Bill Dare
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Kevin Bishop, Julian Dutton, Laurence Howarth, Dave Lamb & Vicki Pepperdine

Satirical show celebrating Britain's unsung heroes

 
Listen Against 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Sam Bryant
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Alice Arnold & Jon Holmes

Sketch writer

 
Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack 4 x 30' 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Katie Tyrell
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Lucy Montgomery

Sketch writer

 
Reception 1 x 30' 2011
BBC Radio 2
 
Producer Gareth Gwynn
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Gemma Arrowsmith, Julian Dutton, Lewis MacLeod, Thomas Nelstrop & Eve Webster

Comedy Showcase pilot set behind the scenes at Radio 2

 
The News Quiz Extra 20 x 45' 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
 
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Sandi Toksvig

Sketch writer

 
Writer and Script Editor
Newsjack 13 x 30' 2011 to 2013
BBC Radio 4 Extra
 
Producer Lyndsay Fenner & Duncan Middleton
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring Justin Edwards

Sketch writer

 
Television
Writer
DNN 2014
BBC for CBBC
Writer Andy Wolton
Starring WWilliam Andrews, Kelly-Anne Lyons, Cariad Lloyd & Sam Fletcher

Sketch writer

Creator and Writer
Becoming More Like Sophie 2014

 
Creator Andy Wolton
Producer Izzy Mant
Writer Andy Wolton

Comedy drama about Stephen's transition into becoming Sophie

Theatre
Script Editor
Danielle Ward Show 2012
Edinburgh Festival
Writer Danielle Ward
Starring Danielle Ward

Other
Writer
After Dinner Speeches 2012

Writer of after dinner speeches for Julia Hartley-Brewer

Do the Right Thing 2012

Sony Nominated Podcast