Carl Gorham

Writer for television
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Biography

Carl is best known as the creator, co-writer and producer of the acclaimed animated sitcom, Stressed Eric for BBC2. Broadcast in more than 20 countries, it was the first animated comedy series to be shown in primetime on NBC in the USA for 35 years.

 He also co-wrote/produced and voice-directed a 52 episode adaptation of the best-selling Meg and Mog books for CITV and has co-written the primetime sitcoms Just a Gigolo starring Tony Slattery for ITV, and Agony Again starring Maureen Lipman for BBC1. More recently he has been working on a new sitcom for Absolutely and Baby Cow, a new comedy drama series and a feature film script for Red Productions. 

He has won numerous awards including an Indie and two British Animation awards and has been nominated for a British Comedy Award and a Bafta.


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Film

Writer

 

Feature film commissioned by Creative England. Co-written with Jack Docherty.

Red Productions
 

TV

Writer

Martin
1 x 22'
Starring
  • Alan Davies
  • Alison Steadman
  • Dirvla Kirwan
  •  

    Creator. Sitcom pilot in development. 

    Absolutely /Baby Cow for ITV
     
     

    Creator. Comedy-drama series in development.

    Absolutely Productions
     
    Director Jenny Ash
    Starring
  • Katherine Parkinson
  • Justin Edwards
  • Vicky Pepperdine
  •  
    Sitcom pilot co-writen with Jack Docherty.  
    BBC for BBC
     
    Security
    1 x 60'
     
    Comedy Drama script commission. Co-written with Jack Docherty



    BBC Scotland
     
    Tommy Zoom
    4 x 30'
    Starring
  • Joanne Chris
  • Nathaniel Gleed
  •  
    CBBC animated series



    CBBC for CBeebies
     
    Starring
  • Paul Shearer
  • Gordon Kennedy
  •  

    Creator. Animated interstitial characters created for Arte TV. 

    Arte TV
     
    Deadsville
    1 x 22'
    Starring
  • Fay Ripley
  • Paul Shearer
  • Morwenna Banks
  •  
    Producer and Creator. Animation Special. 
    Absolutely Productions for Channel 4
     
    Meg & Mog
    Nominated - BAFTA 2004/5
    52 x 5'
    Starring
  • Alan Bennett
  • Fay Ripley
  • Phil Cornwell
  •  
    Producer. Animation series for CITV. Co-written with Moray Hunter. 



    Absolutely Productions for CITV
     
     

    Script commission. Co-writen with Neil de Souza. 

    BBC
     
    Hospital
    1 x 30'
     

    Creator. Original script Commission. Animated sitcom.  

    Absolutely Productions
    In development
     
    Stressed Eric
    Winner, Indie Award, Best Animation, 2001/ Two times British Animation Award Winner/ Two times New York TV Festival award winner.
    13 x 30'
    Director Various
    Starring
  • Alison Steadman
  • Mark Heap
  • Alexander Armstrong
  •  
    Producer and Creator. Prime time hit animated sitcom. Co-written with Michael Hatt. 
    Absolutely Productions for BBC2
     
     

    Script commission. Co-written with Amanda Swift / Michael Hatt. 

    Central TV
     
    Starring
  • Russ Abbot
  • Hugh Bonneville
  •  

    Prime time sitcom series adapted from US series “Married with Children”. Co-written with Michael Hatt. 

    ITV
     
    Schlock
    3 x 22'
     

    Script commission. Co-written with Michael Hatt.  

    Central TV
     
    Producer Humphrey Barclay
    Director Bob Spiers
    Starring
  • Maureen Lipman
  • David Harewood
  • Doon Mackichan
  •  
    Prime time sitcom series. Co-written with Michael Hatt/ Amanda Swift. 



    Humphrey Barclay Productions for BBC1
     
     

    Creator. Original script commission. 

    Central TV
     
     

    Script commission. Co –written with Michael Hatt. 

    BBC
     
    Just A Gigolo
    Nominated, Best New Comedy series, British Comedy Awards.
    7 x 22'
    Starring
  • Tony Slattery
  •  
    Primetime sitcom series for ITV. Co-created / co-written with Michael Hatt / Amanda Swift. 
    Central Independent Television for ITV
     
     
    Original comedy series for Baby Cow
    Baby Cow/Absolutely
    In development
     
     

    Script commission. Co-written with Michael Hatt. 

    BBC
     
     

    Comedy sketch series. Commissioned writer with Michael Hatt. 

    ITV
     
    Starring
  • Morwenna Banks
  • Gordon Kennedy
  • John Sparkes
  • Pete Baikie
  •  

    Script commission  Monologues for sketch show. Co-written with Michael Hatt. 

    Absolutely Productions for Channel 4
     
     

    Co-created with Morwenna Banks

    The Walt Disney Company Limited
    In development
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Starring
  • Jack Docherty
  • Rebecca Front
  • David Haig
  • Gordon Kennedy
  •  
    Creator. Original radio series about two Jacobite soliders who find themselves in modern Scotland. 



    Production Company Absolute Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Starring
  • Amanda Swift
  • Morwenna Banks
  • Paul Shearer
  •  

    Co- writer and co-star with Amanda Swift / Michael HattComedy sketch show series. 


    Production Company Absolutely Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2 and 4
     
    Starring
  • Morwenna Banks
  • Tony Haase
  •  

    Co-writer with Michael Hatt. Pilot. 

    Production Company Absolutely Productions
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
     

    Co –Writer with Steve Punt


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
     

    Co-writer with Amanda Swift / Michael Hatt 


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
     

    One off appearances as writer / performer with Amanda Swift / Michael Hatt. 

    Production Company BBC Radio 4
     
     

    One off appearances as writer/ performer with Amanda Swift/ Michael Hatt 


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
     

    One off appearances as writer / performer with Amanda Swift / Michael Hatt. 




    Broadcaster BBC Radio 2
     

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