Comedy writer, producer and script editor

Neil is a Writer as well as an experienced Exec Producer, Producer and Script Editor.

Neil co-founded the comedy drama production company Happy Tramp with director Ben Palmer in 2013. Happy Tramp quickly produced a sitcom series for BBC1 (SunTrap) and a sketch show for BBC2 (Morgana Robinson’s The Agency), a BAFTA nominated short film for BBC3 (Elephant), and a number of half hour films for Sky Arts Urban Myths series, two of which (written by Neil) were nominated for an International EMMY.

In 2017, Neil relocated to the highlands of Scotland, where he established Happy Tramp North. To date, the company has produced the highly acclaimed drama Guilt for BBC2 / BBC Scotland, as well as the upcoming sitcom Semi-Detached for BBC2 starring Lee Mack.

Prior to Happy Tramp, Neil co-founded the comedy production company Zeppotron in 2000, working as Creative Director until 2012; responsible for writing, producing, exec producing, developing talent and dealing directly with commissioners at all levels. During his tenure at the company, Zeppotron produced a huge number of scripted and entertainment shows, including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Would I Lie To You? and the first series of Black Mirror. 

Neil began his career as a writer for various stand ups and continues to write with Lee Mack and Frankie Boyle.
He currently has a number of scripted projects in funded development with various production companies. 


Performer & Creator 

Executive Producer & Script Editor 

Writer David Crow and Oliver Maltman
  • Lee Mack
  • Scripted Comedy

    Happy North Tramp for BBC Two

    Drama series written by Neil Forsyth, starring Mark Bonnar.

    Happy Tramp North for BBC2, BBC Scotland

    Short film for BBC3 starring and written by Nick Helm and Esther Smith that was nominated for a BAFTA.

    Happy Tramp for BBC Three

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Film recreating the time Muhammad Ali talked a young man off a ledge. Starring Noel Clarke. Nominated for an International EMMY.

    Happy Tramp for Sky Arts

    Film recreating the time Bob Dylan visited the wring Dave in Crouch End. Starring Eddie Marsan, Paul Ritter and Katherine Parkinson. Nominated for an International EMMY.

    Happy Tramp for Sky Arts

    Sketch show for BBC2 showcasing the incredible impression skills of Morgana Robinson.

    Happy Tramp for BBC Two

    Sitcom for BBC1 starring Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh. The series was co-written by Neil and Charlie Skelton.

    Happy Tramp for BBC One

    Script Editor 

    Sitcom starring Romesh Ranganathan.

    CPL for Sky One


    2 episodes of the upcoming 3rd series of the acclaimed Irish sitcom.

    VICO Films for BBC Three

    Round-up of 2019. Co-writer.

    Zeppotron for BBC Two

    Topical review. Co-writer.

    Zeppotron for BBC Two

    Film recreating the time Public Enemy were left stranded in Sheffield. Starring Paterson Joseph and Phil Glenister.

    Happy Tramp North

    Topical review. Co-writer.

    Zeppotron for BBC Two

    Topical review. Co-writer.

    Zeppotron for BBC Two

    Panel show for Sky One, starring Lee Mack. Additional material.

    Magnum Media for Sky 1

    Additional material for Lee Mack’s 2014 tour and Live DVD.


    Sketch show specials for Channel 4. Co-writer.

    Zeppotron for Channel 4

    Additional material for Lee Mack’s 2010 tour and Live DVD.


    Additional material.


    Co-writer for sketch show.

    Zeppotron for BBC Three

    Sketch show co-writer.

    Zeppotron for Channel 4

    Co-writer for sketch show.

    Avalon for ITV

    3 Series of the nightly topical show. Writer and Script Editor Series 3.


    Additional Writer 

    Additional material for Lee Mack’s long-running sitcom.

    Avalon for BBC1