Tim Bain

TV comedy and animation writer for kids, adults and family audiences

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Biography

Tim is a British-Australian comedy and children’s writer with credits on BBC, Netflix, Sky, Disney XD, Nickelodeon and Cartoon
Network.

He won the 2018 British Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s Episode and the 2017 Australian Writer’s Guild Award for Best Animation Script.

For 8-12s, his credits include Morph, Counterfeit Cat, Boyster, Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed, Oddbods, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, Tooned 50, Bottersnikes & Gumbles, Figaro Pho and Kuu Kuu Harajuku.

For preschoolers he’s written for PJ Masks, Fireman Sam, Bob the Builder, Bitz & Bob, Bluey and Digby Dragon, and worked on development for two hit CBeebies series, Numtums and Go Jetters. He has also developed projects for Spongebob Squarepants, Angry Birds, Sesame Workshop and Aardman.

Tim has written for a variety of comedy series for adults and penned jokes for personalities including Eric Bana, Ben Elton and his childhood hero, MC Hammer.

Alongside writing, he has voiced characters in Go Jetters and Thomas & Friends.

He is currently developing The Smarts, a new sitcom for CBBC co-created with Tony Cooke, and his own animated preschool action-adventure series Kangaroo Beach for ABC.

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TV

Writer & Creator

Creator co-created with Tony Cooke
 

Original new comedy series about a young boy struggling to reinvent himself away from his chaotic family.

The Comedy Unit for CBBC
 

Writer

Creator Ed Foster
Producer Iain Harvey
Starring
  • Johnny Vegas
  • Gina Yashere
  • Philip Glenister
  •  

    A new animated sitcom about a boy prone to disaster.

    Illuminated Films for CITV
     
     

    Project development

    Nickelodeon
     
     

    Series development

    Rovio
     
    Counterfeit Cat
    Winner of the Australian Writer's Guild Award
    3 x 21'
    Producer Sarah Mattingley
    Director Ben Marsaud
    Starring
  • Marc Wootton
  • Alex Kelly
  •  

    The story of an unconventional friendship between a lazy, selfish house cat and an excitable, naive alien.

    Disney XD
     
    Creator Sally Hunter
    Starring
  • Ainsley Howard
  • Clark Devlin
  •  

    Show about a young dragon who is learning to fly, aided by bumbling fairy, Fizzy Izy.

    Blue Zoo/ Nickelodeon/ Aardman
     
    Creator Britt Allcroft and Philip D. Fehrle
    Starring
  • Michael Angelis
  • Michael Brandon
  •  

    Hit series about a small steam engine and his adventures.

    Channel 5
     
    Director Fin Edquist, Justin Schneider and Melanie Orr
    Starring
  • David Collins
  • Nia Roam
  •  

    Fast-paced, fact-laden comedy series. 

    Netflix
     
    PJ Masks
    3 x 24'
    Producer Jean-Pierre Quenet
    Starring
  • Jacob Ewaniuk
  • Addison Holley
  •  

    Animated series based on the book series by Romuald Racioppo.

    Disney
     
    Creator Rob Lee, Dave Gingell and Dave Jones
    Starring
  • Steven Kynman
  •  

    Series about the adventures of a community fireman.

    HIT Entertainment
     
    Creator Keith Chapman
    Starring
  • Rob Rackstraw
  • Kate Harbour
  •  

    Hit series about a builder and his Can-Do Crew.

    HIT Entertainment
     
    Go Jetters
    3 x 11'
    Creator Katie Simmons
    Starring
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Akie Kotabe
  •  

    Series about four explorers on a global adventure.

    BBC for CBeebies
     
    Boyster
    1 x 22'
    Starring
  • Rasmus Hardiker
  • Jules de Jongh
  •  

    Series about a half Oyster adopted by humans.

    Je Suis Bien Content for Disney XD
     
    Producer Simon Whalley & Liz Oliver
    Starring
  • Jenson Button
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Alexander Armstrong
  •  

    Animated comedy series based on the world of McLaren racing cars.

    Framestore for Sky
     
    Creator Gillian Carrr, Steve Aranguren and Madellaine Paxson
    Starring
  • Danny Smith
  • Reagen Rees
  • Charlotte Nicdao
  •  

    Show featuring G and the Harajuku Girls (Love, Angel, Music and Baby) and following their adventures in Harajuku World.

    Nickelodeon
     
    Producer Cathy Ni Fhlaithearta
    Director Jo Boag & Greg Ingram
    Starring
  • Charlie Haye
  • Josie Taylor
  •  

    Series about identical twin sisters who are detectives.

    Super RTL
     
    Director Luke Jurevicius
    Starring
  • Luke Jurevicius
  • Aletheia Burney
  •  

    Series about a young boy affected with phobias.

    ABC/Netflix
     
    Creator Mike Geiger
    Producer Stu Connolly & Tristan Homer
    Starring
  • Matt Baram
  • Tony Nappo
  •  

    Series following the adventures of a 12 year old boy named Winston Steinburger and his best friend, a cat named Dudley.

    Teletoon
     
    Producer Cathy Ni Fhlaithearta & Suzanne Ryan
    Director Jo Boag & Greg Ingram
     

    Animated television series based on the picture books.

    Nine Network
     
    Get Ace
    8 x 11'
    Producer Gian Christian & Dina McPherson
    Starring
  • Emily Wheaton
  • Lyall Brooks
  •  

    Series about Ace McDougal who is mistakenly given top secret, ultra high-tech experimental braces.

    Galaxy Pop for Channel Ten
     
    Producer Ali Bryer Carron
    Director Angie de Chastelai Smith
    Starring
  • Pippa Haywood
  • Phil Cornwell
  •  

    Sketch show spoof edition of the hit business series.

    CBBC
     
    Producer Stu Connolly
    Director Glenn Kirkpatrick
     

    Hit children's series about Dennis the Menace who gets up to fun and mischief with his friends, Pieface and Curly.

    Red Kite Animation for CBBC
     
    Numtums
    Development & Script Writer
    Creator Barry Quinn
    Producer Katherine McQueen
     

    Children's series about ten creatures with numbers on their tummies.

    CBeebies
     
    Watson and Oliver
    Sketch Writer
    Starring
  • Lorna Watson
  • Ingrid Oliver
  •  

    Popular British comedy sketch show.

    Popper Pictures for BBC 2
     
    Producer Craig Campbell
    Director Peter Ots
    Starring
  • Rove McManus
  • Carrie Bickmore
  • Peter Helliar
  • Dave Hughes
  •  

    Variety talk show featuring an ensemble cast.

    Roving Enterprises for Channel 10
     
    Kidd Kelly
    1 x 11'
    Producer Bernadette O'Mahoney
    Starring
  • Dave Hughes
  • Judith Lucy
  • Pia Miranda
  •  

    Animated television series development.

    Australian Children's Television Foundation
     
    The Wedge
    26 x 30'
    Producer Steve Dundon
    Starring
  • Jason Gann
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Marney McQueen
  • Kate Jenkinson
  •  

    Sketch comedy series set in Wedgedale, a mythical suburban paradise.

    Cornerbox Productions for Channel 10
     

    Theatre

    Writer

     

    Children's musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

    Maverick Musicals
     
     

    Children’s musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

    Maverick Musicals
     
     

    Children's musical comedy published and performed across Australia.

    Maverick Musicals
     
     

    Children’s musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. Maverick’s 2006 #1 bestseller.

    Maverick Musicals