Ben Edwards

Comedy writer and writer for television
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Biography

Ben Edwards is a comedy and comedy-drama writer. He created and wrote the Talkback Thames/ITV1 comedy drama series Monday, Monday starring Faye Ripley, Neil Stuke and Tom Ellis with his partner Rachael New.

Ben has written extensively on the hit Sky series Stella staring Ruth Jones and is a key part of the creative team on Trollied. He has written on a number of established series including Shameless, The Armstrong and Miller Show and Wild at Heart as well as being commissioned on a variety of original drama and comedy projects.

He is writing on series 3 of hit BBC comedy Cuckoo - Ben also wrote on series 2. His original piece The Artist, about a young Hitler in Vienna, has been commissioned by Sky and Roughcut. 

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TV

Writer

Starring
  • Jane Horrocks
  •  

    Fifth series of the supermarket set comedy.

    Roughcut for Sky
     
    Creator Robin French
     

    Third series of the hit sitcom about a young man who clashes with his wife's family. 

    Roughcut for BBC
     
     

    Fourth series of the supermarket set comedy.

    Roughcut for Sky 1
     
     

    Ben is writing the opening two episodes of the fourth series of Stella

    Tidy Productions for Sky 1
     
    Creator Robin French & Kieron Quirke
    Starring
  • Helen Baxendale
  • Greg Davies
  • Taylor Lautner
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    Second series of the hit sitcom about a young man who clashes with his wife's family

    Roughcut for BBC3
     
    Starring
  • Mark Addy
  • Nick Blood
  • Lorraine Cheshire
  • Jane Horrocks
  •  
    Third series of the supermarket set comedy. Co-written with Rachael New
    Roughcut for Sky 1
     
    Producer David Peet
    Starring
  • Elizabeth Berrington
  • Craig Gallivan
  • Ruth Jones
  • Steve Speirs
  •  
    Second series of the new comedy created by and starring Ruth Jones. Co-written with Simon Ludders
    Tidy Productions for Sky1
     
    Stella
    2 x 60'
    Producer David Peet
    Writer Ben Edwards & Simon Ludders
    Starring
  • Kenny Doughty
  • Rory Girvan
  • Ruth Jones
  • Ieuan Rhys
  •  
    New comedy drama created by and starring Ruth Jones. Co-written with Simon Ludders
    Tidy Productions for Sky1
     
    Starring
  • Mark Addy
  • Nick Blood
  • Lorraine Cheshire
  • Jane Horrocks
  •  

    Second series of the supermarket-set comedy. Co-written with Rachael New

    Roughcut Television for Sky1
     
    Starring
  • Lucy-Jo Hudson
  • Hayley Mills
  • Dawn Steele
  • Stephen Tompkinson
  •  
    Co-written with Rachael New
    Company Television for ITV1
     
    Producer Caroline Norris
    Writer Ben Edwards & Simon Ludders
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Ben Miller
  •  
    Ben and Simon Ludders are sketch writers, creating the popular 'The Origins of....' series
    Hat Trick Productions for BBC
     
    Creator Paul Abbott
    Producer Lawrence Till
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Annabelle Apsion
  • Johnny Bennett
  • Gerard Kearns
  • David Threlfall
  •  
    Ben wrote on the popular saga set amongst the Gallagher family
    Company Television for Channel 4
     
    Director Brendan Grant
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Bryony Afferson
  • Lauren Blake
  • Helena Dowling
  • Hayley Angel Wardle
  •  
    Ben wrote on this show about a girl-band
    Inital for Channel 4
     

    Writer & Creator

     

    Original piece about a young Hitler trying to apply to art school in Vienna. 

    Roughcut for Sky
     
    Smile
    Pilot
     
    Tiger Aspect
    In development
     
    Having a Go
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
     
    ITV Studios
    In development
     
    Producer Alison Davis
    Director Roger Golby
    Starring
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Tom Ellis
  • Fay Ripley
  •  
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
     

    Radio

    Creator & Writer

    Bumps and Bruises
    1 x 45'
    2004
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Nigel Bryant
    Starring
  • Emily Blunt
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Penelope Wilton
  •  

    Comedy set in the world's most chaotic antenatal classes. Co-created and written with Rachael New

    Production Company Talkback
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Creator Ben Edwards
    Director Nigel Bryant
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Graeme Garden
  • Rhys Thomas
  •  
    Ben wrote this comedy about a disgruntled continuity announcer
    Production Company Talkback
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Other

    Writer

     
    Ben contributed material for the website and behind-the-scenes DVD features