Tim Bain

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

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

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.



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


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

    A new animated sitcom about a boy prone to disaster.

    Illuminated Films for CITV

    Project development


    Series development

    Counterfeit Cat
    Winner of the Australian Writer's Guild Award
    3 x 21'
    Producer Sarah Mattingley
    Director Ben Marsaud
  • 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
  • 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
  • Michael Angelis
  • Michael Brandon

    Hit series about a small steam engine and his adventures.

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

    Fast-paced, fact-laden comedy series. 

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

    Animated series based on the book series by Romuald Racioppo.

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

    Series about the adventures of a community fireman.

    HIT Entertainment
    Creator Keith Chapman
  • Rob Rackstraw
  • Kate Harbour

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

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

    Series about four explorers on a global adventure.

    BBC for CBeebies
    1 x 22'
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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

    Series about identical twin sisters who are detectives.

    Super RTL
    Director Luke Jurevicius
  • Luke Jurevicius
  • Aletheia Burney

    Series about a young boy affected with phobias.

    Creator Mike Geiger
    Producer Stu Connolly & Tristan Homer
  • 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.

    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
  • 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
  • Pippa Haywood
  • Phil Cornwell

    Sketch show spoof edition of the hit business series.

    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
    Development & Script Writer
    Creator Barry Quinn
    Producer Katherine McQueen

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

    Watson and Oliver
    Sketch Writer
  • Lorna Watson
  • Ingrid Oliver

    Popular British comedy sketch show.

    Popper Pictures for BBC 2
    Producer Craig Campbell
    Director Peter Ots
  • 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
  • Dave Hughes
  • Judith Lucy
  • Pia Miranda

    Animated television series development.

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

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

    Cornerbox Productions for Channel 10




    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