The Dawson Brothers

Comedy writers
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Biography

The Dawson Brothers – strictly speaking two brothers, Steve and Andrew, and the adopted Tim Inman – are a team of comedy writers who have written on a plethora of British comedy shows, including the hit comedies That Mitchell and Webb Look, Lee Mack's All-Star Cast and The Jonathan Ross Show. Their sketch for The One Ronnie on BBC1 starring Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield is the most viewed BBC clip online.

They have developed a number of projects for the BBC and Channel 4. Their sketch show for BBC3, Funtime, was nominated for a Rocky Award at the Banff International Television Festival. 

The trio co-wrote (with David Walliams) two series of the popular BBC1 comedy series Big School, starring Walliams, Catherine Tate, Francis de la Tour and Philip Glenister and currently co-creating a new sketch show with Walliams for BBC1. 

They've written Comic Relief sketches for Daniel Craig, Russell Brand, Kate Moss and many more. They are some of the most sought-after writers on entertainment shows such as the multi award-winning Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

They have recently developed a pilot for Rashida Jones' company Le Train Train, NBC and Warner Bros in the US.

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Writer

 

Second series of the hit Channel 4 comedy following celebrity lookalikes. 

Knickerbockerglory
In development
 
Starring
  • Ant & Dec
  •  
    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
     

    Co-written with Peter and James Serafinowicz

    BBC Productions
    In development
     
    Starring
  • Ant & Dec
  •  

    Sketch writers

    ITV Studios for ITV
     
     

    Brand new comedy sketch co-created with David Walliams. 

    King Bert for BBC
    In Development
     
    CreatorJessica Knappett
     

    Third series of the hit E4 comedy. 

    Bwark for E4
    In Development
     
    Lookalikes
    5 x 30'
     

    Fly-on-the-wall comedy following long-suffering celebrity lookalikes. 

    Knickerbockerglory for Channel 4
     
    ProducerPete Ogden & Becca Walker
    Starring
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Anthony McPartlin
  •  

    Sketch writers - won the 2014 Bafta Craft award for Entertainment Craft Team

    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
    ProducerKenton Allen
    DirectorMartin Dennis
     
    Sitcom about two brothers in their twenties who must raise their younger brother
    Big Talk for Comedy Central
     
    ProducerGemma Nightingale, Richard Cowles
    Starring
  • Anthony McPartlin
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ashley Roberts
  •  
    ITV Studios & James Grant
     
    ProducerJo Sargent, Mark Freeland
    Starring
  • David Walliams
  • Catherine Tate
  • Philip Glenister
  • Frances de la Tour
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    Second series of the school-based comedy, written with David Walliams

    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerFiona Clarke & Glen Coomber
    Starring
  • John Bishop
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    Sketch writers

    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
    ProducerJo Sargent, Mark Freeland
    Starring
  • Philip Glenister
  • Joanna Scanlan
  • Catherine Tate
  • Frances de la Tour
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    New comedy co-written with David Walliams
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerJamie Ormerod & Tom Miller
    Starring
  • Tess Daly
  • Katherine Jenkins
  • Vernon Kay
  • Gary Linekar
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    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerPete Ogden & Becca Walker
    Starring
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Anthony McPartlin
  •  

    Sketch writers - Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, Comedy Awards 2013

    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
    ProducerRachel Ablett & Peter Holmes
    Starring
  • Rob Brydon
  • Lee Mack
  • David Mitchell
  •  

    British Comedy Award Winner 2013 for Best Comedy Panel Show

    Zeppotron for BBC1
    In development
     
    ProducerJon Lloyd
     
    ITV2
     
    ProducerColin Hopkins
    Starring
  • Alan Carr
  • Simon Cowell
  • Hugh Grant
  • Kate Moss
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerEd Arriens, Mel Balac & Suzy Lamb
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
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    Writers for Paddy McGuinness
    Thames for ITV1
     
    It's Kevin
    6 x 30'
    ProducerRichard Webb
    DirectorAl Campbell
    Starring
  • Kevin Eldon
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    Sketch writers - Nominated for Best Sketch Show, Comedy Awards 2013

    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    ProducerKeith Cotton, Alison Marlow & Paul Wright
    Starring
  • Zoe Ball
  • Fearne Cotton
  • Tess Daly
  • Nick Grimshaw
  •  
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • James Corden
  •  
    Writers for James Corden
    Brits TV for ITV1
     
    ProducerJonno Richards
    Starring
  • John Bishop
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Channel X for Sky 1
     
    ProducerAndy Rowe & Emma Taylor
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Emma Willis
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Initial for ITV1
    In development
     
    ProducerJake Cardew & Richard Hague
    Starring
  • Richard Hammond
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Initial for BBC1
     
    ProducerMatt White
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
  •  
    Additional Material
    ITV Studios for Channel 4
     
    ProducerFiona Clarke & Christian Fletcher
    Starring
  • David Walliams
  •  
    Writers
    ITV Studios for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • Jay Pharaoh
  • Chris O'Dowd
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  • Ben Stiller
  •  
    Writers
    Amnesty for Channel 4
     
    ProducerClyde Holcroft
    DirectorPaul Wheeler
    Starring
  • Alistair McGowan
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Avalon for ITV1
     
    Playa$
    Pilot
    ProducerNeale Simpson & Alex Martin
     
    Sketch writers
    RDF for E4
    In development
     
    ProducerBen Caudell & Peter Holmes
     
    Sketch writers
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
    In development
     
    ProducerJames Fox
    Starring
  • Noel Edmonds
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Endemol for BBC1
    In development
     
    ProducerEd Arriens, Mel Balac & Suzy Lamb
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
  •  
    Writers for Paddy McGuinness
    Thames for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • Charlie Brooker
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Lauren Laverne
  • David Mitchell
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Endemol for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Lorna Watson
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC2
    In development
     
    ProducerSéamus Murphy-Mitchell
    Starring
  • Adam Buxton
  •  
    Burning Bright Productions for Sky Atlantic
     
    ProducerSuzi Aplin
    Starring
  • James Corden
  •  
    Script writers
    Brits TV for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • John Bishop
  • Miranda Hart
  • Helen Skelton
  • David Walliams
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerMark Cossey & Richard Mears
    Starring
  • Robert Webb
  •  
    BBC Productions for BBC3
     
    ProducerSuzi Aplin & Tom Barrett
    Starring
  • Jonathan Ross
  •  
    Hotsauce TV for ITV1
     
    ProducerAaron Morgan & Jane O'Brien
    Starring
  • Phillip Schofield
  •  
    Sketch writers
    CPL for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • Will Andrews
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  • Dan Skinner
  • Nico Tatarowicz
  •  
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
     
    ProducerAndy Rowe & Emma Taylor
    Starring
  • Richard Hammond
  •  
    Initial for BBC1
     
    ProducerMark Lucey
    Starring
  • Bentley Kalu
  • Tom Price
  • Rob Riggle
  • Thaila Zucchi
  •  
    Lion TV for BBC3
     
    ProducerClyde Holcroft
    Starring
  • Alistair McGowen
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Avalon for ITV1
     
    ProducerSuzi Aplin & Tom Barrett
    Starring
  • Jonathan Ross
  •  
    Script writers
    Hotsauce TV for ITV 1
     
    Awfully Good
    3 x 120'
    ProducerMatt Crook, Myles Jenkins
    DirectorChris Howe
    Starring
  • David Walliams
  •  
    Script writers
    Objective for Channel 4
     
    ProducerRichard Park
    Starring
  • Brian Dowling
  •  
    Script writers
    Endemol for Channel 5
     
    ProducerSuzi Aplin, Craig Gledhill
    Starring
  • James Corden
  •  
    Script writers
    Brits TV for ITV1
     
    Starring
  • Charlie Baker
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC3
     
    ProducerAndrew Cartmell, Neil Webster
    Starring
  • Lee Mack
  •  
    Script writers
    Zeppotron for BBC1
     
    ProducerJames Longman
    DirectorIan Lorimer
    Starring
  • Noel Fielding
  • Phil Jupitus
  •  
    Script writers
    Talkback Thames for BBC2
     
    ProducerMeriel Beale, Sam Donnelly, Karen Smith
    Starring
  • Lenny Henry
  • Barry Jones
  • Chris Korn
  • Stuart MacLeod
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Shine for BBC1
     
    ProducerMel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
  •  
    Writers for Paddy McGuinness
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
     
    ProducerAndy Rowe & Emma Taylor
    Starring
  • Amanda Byram
  • Richard Hammond
  •  
    Writers for Richard Hammond
    Endemol for BBC1
     
    ProducerGareth Edwards
    DirectorGeoff Posner
    Starring
  • Ronnie Corbett
  • Jocelyn Jee Esien
  • Matt Lucas
  •  
    Writers of the 'Blackberry' sketch which is the most viewed BBC clip online
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    Starring
  • Richard Ayoade
  • Chris O'Dowd
  •  
    Part of the writing team
    Talkback Thames for Channel 4
     
    ProducerJames Fox & Emma Taylor
    Starring
  • Steve Jones
  • Nemone
  •  
    Writers of Steve Jones' script
    Initial for BBC1
     
    ProducerDan Clark & Gary Reich
    DirectorSam Leifer
    Starring
  • David Armand
  • Dan Clark
  • Laura Haddock
  • Leila Hoffman
  •  
    Writing additional material for the sitcom
    Brown Eyed Boy for BBC 3
     
    ProducerSeamus Murphy-Mitchell
    Starring
  • Paul O'Grady
  •  
    Sketch and additional material writers
    Olga TV for ITV1
     
    Sniggers With Attitude
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    ProducerNana Hughes
    DirectorAl Campbell
    Starring
  • Rufus Hound
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Jason Lewis
  •  
    New sketch show
    BBC Productions for BBC3
     
    ProducerAndy Auerbach & Dean Nabarro
    Starring
  • Richard Hammond
  • Claudia Winkleman
  •  
    Writing for presenter Richard Hammond
    Comic Relief for BBC1
     
    ProducerMel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
  •  
    Writers for Paddy McGuinness
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
     
    ProducerTom Blakeson
    Starring
  • Caroline Flack
  • Vernon Kay
  •  
    Writers on Vernon Kay's script
    Endemol for ITV1
     
    ProducerAndy Rowe & Emma Taylor
    Starring
  • Amanda Byram
  • Richard Hammond
  •  
    Writing for presenter Richard Hammond
    Endemol for BBC 1
     
    ProducerJim Wiseman & Peter Wyles
    Starring
  • Richard Hammond
  •  
    Writers of Richard Hammonds script
    September Films for CBBC
     
    ProducerRichard Webb
    Starring
  • Jon Culshaw
  • Simon Greenall
  • Debra Stevenson
  • Tony Way
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerBen Cavey
    DirectorKathy Burke
    Starring
  • James Corden
  • Matthew Horne
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 3
     
    ProducerMel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
    Starring
  • Paddy McGuinness
  •  
    Writing for presenter Paddy McGuinness
    Talkback Thames for ITV 1
     
    ProducerVictoria Ashbourne & Leon Wilson
    Starring
  • Fern Britton
  • Philip Schofield
  •  
    Writing for presenters Fern and Philip
    Celador for ITV
     
    ProducerGregor Cameron
    Starring
  • Katy Brand
  •  

    Sketch writers

    World's End for ITV
     
    ProducerGareth Edwards
    DirectorBen Fuller
    Starring
  • David Mitchell
  • Robert Webb
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC2
     
    ProducerJack Bayles & Nana Hughes
    Starring
  • Russell Brand
  •  
    Writers for the show starring Russell Brand
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
    ProducerTess Cumming & Massimo Fenati
     
    Sketch writers
    North One for Comedy Central
     
    ProducerLee Hupfield
    DirectorElliot Hegarty
    Starring
  • Kevin Bishop
  • Karen Gillan
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Objective for Channel 4
     
    ProducerAlex Walsh-Taylor
    DirectorMichael Cumming
    Starring
  • Omid Djalili
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC1
     
    The Wrong Door
    Rose d'Or Nominated: Best Comedy
    6 x 30'
    DirectorBen Wheatley
    Starring
  • MyAnna Buring
  • Pippa Haywood
  • Rasmus Hardiker
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC 3
     
    Starring
  • Derren Brown
  •  
    Script writing for the show
    Objective for Channel 4
     
    ProducerPeter Serafinowicz
    DirectorBecky Martin
    Starring
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Objective Productions for BBC1
     
    ProducerRuth Wallace
    Starring
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Sean Lock
  • Jason Manford
  •  
    Script writers
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
     
    Nina Conti Sketch Show
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    ProducerBen Farrell
    Starring
  • Nina Conti
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
    ProducerRichard Webb
    Starring
  • Kevin Connelly
  • Phil Cornwell
  • Jon Culshaw
  • Mark Perry
  •  
    Sketch writers
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Skins
    8 x 60'
    ProducerChris Clough
    DirectorPaul Gay
    Starring
  • Nicholas Hoult
  • Hannah Murray
  •  
    Table writers on the ground-breaking show
    Company Pictures for E4
     
    ProducerChris Brogden & Will McDonald
    Starring
  • Charlotte Church
  • Simon Greenall
  •  
    Script writers
    Monkey Kingdom Productions for Channel 4
     
    ProducerLee Hupfield
    Starring
  • Randy Campbell
  • Mark Dolan
  • Neg Dupree
  • Olivia Lee
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Objective for Channel 4
     
    DirectorChris Howe
    Starring
  • Justin Lee Colins
  • David Mitchell
  • Karen Taylor
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Zeppotron West for Channel 4
     
    ProducerLee Hupfield & Dean Nabarro
    Starring
  • Alan Carr
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Justin Lee Collins
  • Sharon Horgan
  •  
    Sketch writers and script writers for the presenters
    Princess Productions for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Gary Lineker
  • Davina McCall
  • Dermot O'Leary
  • David Walliams
  •  
    BBC Productions & BBC Worldwide for BBC1
     

    Creator & Writer

     
    Tidy Productions
    In development
     
    ProducerNana Hughes, John Pocock
    DirectorTim Kirkby
     
    New comedy set in a theme park
    ITV Studios for ITV2
    In development
     
    Funtime
    Nominated: Rocky Award, Banff International Media Festival
    1 x 30'
    ProducerWill Saunders
    DirectorAl Campbell
    Starring
  • Jenny Bede
  • Chris Kendall
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Peter Serafinowicz
  •  
    Original sketch show
    BBC Productions for BBC3
     
    Ka$h
    6 x 30'
     
    Original comedy
    NBC/Universal
    In development
     
    ProducerJustin Gaynor & Jamie Lennox
    Starring
  • Richard Glover
  • Mark Jefferis
  • Nadia Kamil
  • Sam Pamphilon
  •  
    Original comedy
    ChannelFlip for YouTube
    In development
     
     
    Original comedy
    Hat Trick
    In development
     
    Happy Finish
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    ProducerMark Talbot
    DirectorAl Campbell
    Starring
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Nadia Kamil
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Nico Tatarowicz
  •  
    Original Comedy Lab
    Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4
     
    Baristas
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Original pilot
    BBC North
    In development
     
    Hash
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Original pilot
    Hattrick for BBC 3
    In development
     

    Radio

    Writer

     
    Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    ProducerGareth Edwards, Simon Mayhew-Archer & Alex Walsh-Taylor
    Starring
  • Stephen K. Amos
  • Jason Byrne
  • Justin Edwards
  •  
    Sketch writers

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    ProducerLee Hupfield
    Starring
  • Mark Dolan
  • Alex Zane
  •  
    Sketch writers
    Production Company Bwark
    Broadcaster Channel 4 Radio
     

    Creator & Writer

    The Family Name
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    2010
    ProducerSimon Mayhew-Archer
     
    Original comedy

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    In development
     

    Film

    Creator & Writer

     
    New comedy feature
    Unstoppable Entertainment
     

    Book

    Other

    Writer

     
    Writers on the internet show streaming Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows
     
     
    Writing for the Award Ceremony and the host Katy Perry
     
     
    Writers for the Award Ceremony and host Katy Perry
     
     
    Writers on the live comedy fundraising event
     
     
    Writers for the host Lauren Laverne
     
     
    Writers on educational videos for the BBC Website
     
     
    Writers for the hit band We Are Scientists
     
     
    Writers for the Award Ceremony and the celebrity hosts
     
     
    Contributors to the international comedy website