Writer for film and television

Robert Harley has written and script-edited for a number of award-winning TV shows, including Smack The PonyLos Dos Bros and Green Wing. In 2008 he formed production company Monicker Pictures with Victoria Pile, through which he produced and co-wrote comedy series Campus, which aired on Channel 4 in 2011.

In 2015, new comedy series The Delivery Man, which Robert co-wrote with James Henry (created and directed by Victoria Pile), aired on ITV. Rob and Victoria have recently developed new comedy Balls with Chelsea Handler. They have also written Piglets, a comedy about the exploits of police academy trainees.

Robert is from Edinburgh and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge. Besides writing, he has performed extensively in theatre, radio and television - mostly comedy.



Writer & Executive Producer 

Creator Victoria Pile
Director Victoria Pile
Writer James Henry
  • Aisling Bea
  • Darren Boyd
  • Paddy McGuinness
  • Fay Ripley
  • Comedy series

    Monicker Pictures for ITV1

    Writer & Associate Producer 

    6 x 60'
    Producer Victoria Pile
  • Andy Nyman
  • Joseph Millson
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Will Adamsdale
  • Part of the writing team for comedy series which first broadcast as part of Channel 4's 'Comedy Showcase' season of comedy pilots. Associate producer on the pilot episode.
    Monicker Pictures for Channel 4

    Executive Producer & Writer 

    Producer Victoria Pile
    Director Tristram Shapeero, Dominic Brigstocke & Victoria Pile
  • Fiona Allen
  • Sally Phillips
  • Doon Mackichan
  • Innovative and highly acclaimed International Emmy award-winning all female sketch show.
    Talkback Productions for Channel 4
    Green Wing: Series 1 & 2
    Winner BAFTA TV Audience Award 2005
    18 x 60'
    Producer Victoria Pile
    Director Dominic Brigstocke and Tristram Shapeero
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Stephen Mangan
  • Mark Heap
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • Popular cult British comedy series based around the lives of the crazy and bizarre staff who work at the fictional East Hampton Hospital Trust.
    Talkback Productions for Channel 4


    Children's sketch show
    Children's sketch show
    Children's sketch show
    Producer Nick Symons
    Director Liddy Oldroyd
  • Morwenna Banks
  • Chris England
  • William Gaunt
  • Ed Devereaux
  • Absolutley Television for Carlton Television
    Producer Peter Fincham
    Director John Henderson
  • Cavan Clerkin
  • Co-written with Ed Roe & Victoria Pile. Won a Silver Rose at the Montreux Television Festival.
    Talkback Productions for Channel 4
  • Richard Leaf
  • Richard Curson Smith
  • Monicker Pictures
    In Development
    Co-written with Paul Rose
    Assembly Film & Television
    In Development
    6 x 60'
    Producer Allon Reich, Andrew MacDonald & Amanda Posey
    Adaptation of the novel by Nick Hornby
    DNA Films/Wildgaze Films
    In Development


    Executive Producer 

    Robert co-founded Bad Lib Theatre Company, writing and performing in Feeling the Benefit (1984), Get Your Coat Dear - We're Leaving (1984), The Preventers (1985) and The Return Of The New Preventers (1988).



    Producer Caroline Leddy & Phil Bowker
    Sketch Show
    Production Company BBC Radio 4