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

Producer Sam Bryant
Starring
  • Sandi Toksvig
  •  
    Writer for series 74-86, running from 2011-2015

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Hugh Dennis
  • Steve Punt
  •  
    Writer for series 33-45, running from 2011-2015

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Simon Evans
  • Tim Harford
  • Merryn Somerset Webb
  •  

    Writer for series 1 and 2, running from 2014-2015 


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Dilemma
    6 x 30'
    2015
    Producer Ed Morrish
    Starring
  • Sue Perkins
  •  

    Writer for series 1-3, running from 2011-2014


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Pam Ayres
  •  
    Writer for series 4 and 5, running from 2012-2014 

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4 Extra
     
    Producer Lyndsay Fenner & Duncan Middleton
    Starring
  • Justin Edwards
  •  
    Writer for series 4-9, running from 2011-2014 

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4 Extra
     
    The Headset Set
    6 x 30'
    2015
    Producer Tilusha Ghelani
    Starring
  • Chizzy Akudolu
  • Philip Fox
  • Colin Hoult
  • Paul Sharma
  •  
    Writer for series 1 and 2, running from 2011-2013 

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Alun Cochrane
  •  
    Co-written with Alun Cochrane
    Production Company BBC Productions
    Broadcaster Radio 4
     
    Producer Carl Cooper
    Starring
  • Chris Addison
  • Roisin Conaty
  • Dave Gorman
  • Geoff Lloyd
  •  
    Writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
     
    Starring
  • Rufus Hound
  •  
    Script writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    In development
     
    Producer Sam Michell
    Starring
  • Angus Deayton
  •  
    Script writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Andrew Maxwell
  •  
    Script writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    In development
     
    Sud's Law
    1 x 30'
    2012
    Producer Ben Walker
    Starring
  • Susan Calman
  • Mark Little
  • Tracy-Ann Oberman
  • Jaci Stephen
  •  
    Script writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
     
    The Now Show Extra
    13 x 45'
    2012
    Starring
  • Hugh Dennis
  • Steve Punt
  •  
    Behind-the-scenes show featuring extra jokes and clips from the archives

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4 Extra
     
     
    Provided material for Patrick Kielty as part of 2Day

     
     
    Provided material for the Semi-Final and Final

     
    Starring
  • Dominic Byrne
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Ross Noble
  • Tommy Tiernan
  •  
    Writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 1
     
    Producer Bill Dare
    Starring
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Julian Dutton
  • Laurence Howarth
  •  
    Satirical show celebrating Britain's unsung heroes

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Sam Bryant
    Starring
  • Alice Arnold
  • Jon Holmes
  •  
    Writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Producer Katie Tyrell
    Starring
  • Lucy Montgomery
  •  
    Writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Reception
    1 x 30'
    2011
    Producer Gareth Gwynn
    Starring
  • Gemma Arrowsmith
  • Julian Dutton
  • Lewis MacLeod
  • Thomas Nelstrop
  •  
    Comedy Showcase pilot set behind the scenes at Radio 2

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
     
    The News Quiz Extra
    20 x 45'
    2015
    Starring
  • Sandi Toksvig
  •  
    Writer

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4 Extra
     

    TV

    Writer & Creator

    Buffering
    1 x 20'
     

    BBC Comedy Feed

    BBC
    In Development
     
    Producer Izzy Mant
     

    Comedy drama about Stephen's transition into becoming Sophie

     

    Writer

    Starring
  • William Andrews
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Sam Fletcher
  • Kelly-Anne Lyons
  •  

    Writer

    BBC for CBBC
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Sony Nominated Podcast
     
     
    Writer of after dinner speeches for Julia Hartley-Brewer
     
    Writer Danielle Ward
    Starring
  • Danielle Ward
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    Edinburgh Festival