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

 

Animated action-comedy series set amongst the sun, surf and sand at a beach patrolled by kangaroo lifesavers.

Cheeky Little Media for ABC
 
Creator co-created with Tony Cooke
 

Original new comedy series about a smart house and a not-so-smart family.

The Comedy Unit for CBBC
 

Writer

Producer Sarah Cox
Director Peter Lord
 

Classic Aardman claymation series.

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

    A new animated sitcom about a boy prone to disaster.

    Illuminated Films for CITV
     
    Counterfeit Cat
    2018 WGGB Award for Best Children’s Episode, Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Animation Script
    3 x 11'
    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
     
    Producer Karina Stanford-Smith
    Director Boris Hiestand
    Starring
  • Freddie Fox
  • Ryan Sampson
  •  

    CGI reboot of the classic Beano cartoon.

    CBBC
     
    Producer Patrick Egerton
    Director David Webster
     

    Animated comedy series set in a town full of wacky championships.

    ABC
     
    Producer Charlie Aspinwell
    Director Daley Pearson
    Starring
  • Julian Dennison
  •  

    Sci-fi-comedy about a monster hunter’s young apprentices.

    ABC
     
     

    Project development

    Nickelodeon
     
     

    Series development

    Rovio
     
    Oddbods
    1 x 7'
     

    Comedy series about a group of seven nutty friends.

    Boomerang
     
     

    Comedy series based on the popular Very British Problems

    Alaska Productions
    In development
     
    PJ Masks
    9 x 11'
    Producer Jean-Pierre Quenet
    Starring
  • Jacob Ewaniuk
  • Addison Holley
  •  

    Global hit action-adventure series about three young superheroes based on the book series by Romuald Racioppo.

    Disney
     
    Creator Keith Chapman
    Starring
  • Rob Rackstraw
  • Kate Harbour
  • Lee Ingleby
  • Joanne Froggat
  • Blake Harrison
  •  

    CGI reboot of the popular series.

    HIT Entertainment
     
    Fireman Sam
    11 x 11'
    Creator Rob Lee, Dave Gingell and Dave Jones
    Starring
  • Steven Kynman
  •  

    Action-adventure series about a heroic firefighting crew

    HIT Entertainment
     
    Creator Britt Allcroft and Philip D. Fehrle
    Starring
  • Michael Angelis
  • Michael Brandon
  • John Hasler
  •  

    Writer and various voices for the Hit series about a steam engine and his adventures.

    Channel 5
     
    Go Jetters
    4 x 11'
    Creator Katie Simmons and Barry Quinn
    Starring
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Akie Kotabe
  •  

    Writer and voice cameo for a series about four explorers on a global adventure.

    BBC for CBeebies
     
    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
     
    Bluey
    1 x 10'
    Creator Charlie Aspinwell
    Director Joe Brumm
     

    Animated preschool comedy series about a family of blue heelers.

    ABC
     
    Bitz & Bob
    2 x 10'
    Creator Dan Bays
     

    Animated series about a young female inventor and creator.

    CBeebies
     
    Producer Simon Whalley & Liz Oliver
    Starring
  • Jenson Button
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Brian Cox
  •  

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

    Framestore for Sky
     
    Oh Yuck!
    3 x 22'
    Creator Fin Edquist, Justin Schneider and Melanie Orr
    Director Fin Edquist, Justin Schneider and Melanie Orr
    Starring
  • David Collins
  • Nia Roam
  •  

    Fast-paced, fact-laden comedy series about gross bodily functions.

    Netflix
     
    Boyster
    1 x 11'
    Starring
  • Rasmus Hardiker
  • Jules de Jongh
  •  

    Animated comedy series about a half-boy, half-oyster adopted by humans.

    Je Suis Bien Content for Disney XD
     
    Creator Gwen Stefani
    Starring
  • Danny Smith
  • Reagen Rees
  • Charlotte Nicdao
  •  

    Animated comedy-fantasy about Gwen Stefani’s band.

    Nickelodeon
     
    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
  •  

    The intergalactic adventures of 12 year Winston Steinburger.

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

    Series about identical twin sisters who are detectives.

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

    Animated television series based on the picture books.

    Nine Network
     
    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
    5 x 11'
    Creator Barry Quinn
    Producer Katherine McQueen
     

    Development & Script Writer. 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
     
    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
     
    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
     

    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