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 on the hit Sky series Stella staring Ruth Jones and on the second and third series of 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 currently writing on the second series of Cuckoo for BBC1 and the fourth series of Stella for Sky1 and developing projects with Tiger Aspect and ITV Studios.

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Television
Writer
Stella: Series 4 2 x 60'
2013
Tidy Productions for Sky 1
In development
Writer Ben Edwards

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

Cuckoo: Series 2 2 x 30'
2013
Roughcut for BBC3
In development
Creator Robin French & Kieron Quirke
Director Ben Taylor
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Helen Baxendale, Greg Davies, Tamla Kari & Taylor Lautner

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

Trollied: Series 3 3 x 60'
2013
Roughcut for Sky 1
In development
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Mark Addy, Nick Blood, Lorraine Cheshire, Jane Horrocks & Jason Watkins

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

Stella: Series 2 2 x 60'
2013
Tidy Productions for Sky1
Producer David Peet
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Elizabeth Berrington, Craig Gallivan, Ruth Jones, Steve Speirs & Catrin Stewart

Second series of the new comedy created by and starring Ruth Jones. Co-written with Simon Ludders

Stella 2 x 60'
2012
Tidy Productions for Sky1
Producer David Peet
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Kenny Doughty, Rory Girvan, Ruth Jones, Ieuan Rhys & Steve Speirs

New comedy drama created by and starring Ruth Jones. Co-written with Simon Ludders

Trollied: Series 2 2 x 60'
2012
Roughcut Television for Sky1
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Mark Addy, Nick Blood, Lorraine Cheshire, Jane Horrocks & Jason Watkins

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

Company Television for ITV1
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Lucy-Jo Hudson, Hayley Mills, Dawn Steele, Stephen Tompkinson & Deon Stewardson

Co-written with Rachael New

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Armstrong and Miller 2007 to 2009
Hat Trick Productions for BBC
Producer Caroline Norris
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Alexander Armstrong & Ben Miller

Ben and Simon Ludders are sketch writers, creating the popular 'The Origins of....' series

Company Television for Channel 4
Creator Paul Abbott
Producer Lawrence Till
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Annabelle Apsion, Johnny Bennett, Gerard Kearns, David Threlfall & Elliott Tittensor

Ben wrote on the popular saga set amongst the Gallagher family

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Totally Frank: Series 2, Episode 9 1 x 25'
2006
Inital 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

Creator and Writer
Smile Pilot
2014
Tiger Aspect
In development
Creator Ben Edwards
Writer Ben Edwards

 
Having a Go Pilot for 6 x 60'
2012
ITV Studios
In development
Creator Ben Edwards
Writer Ben Edwards

 
Monday, Monday 7 x 60'
2009
Talkback Thames for ITV1
Creator Ben Edwards
Producer Alison Davis
Director Roger Golby
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Jenny Agutter, Tom Ellis, Fay Ripley & Peter Wight

 
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Radio
Creator and Writer
The Bits In Between 4 x 30' 2005
Talkback for 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

 
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Bumps and Bruises 1 x 45' 2004
Talkback for BBC Radio 4
 
Creator Ben Edwards
Producer Clelia Mountford
Director Nigel Bryant
Writer Ben Edwards
Starring Emily Blunt, Tamsin Greig & Penelope Wilton

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

 
Other
Writer
Trollied Online Content 2012

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