Freddy Syborn

Writer for television

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Biography

Having started writing for theatre and television while at Cambridge, Freddy has gone on to co-write three series of Bad Education and Sky 1's Little Cracker: Daddy's Little Princess, as well as contribute sketches to Psychobitches and originate his own series.

Freddy has created and written Cockroaches: a comedy series produced by Big Talk for ITV2, with Ben Taylor attached to direct, that will shoot summer 2014. His other original idea, The Shot, is being developed by Warp as a one hour drama for Channel 4, and 2013 saw Freddy direct and co-write his first short film, Frenching the Bully.

Freddy’s other writing credits (amongst others) include Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Comic Relief, 8 out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week, TNT Show, My Funniest Year, Dave’s One Night Stand and The Comedy Roast, plus two series of both Stand Up for the Week and Big Brother’s Big Mouth. Outside the world of television Freddy is also a prizewinning playwright (and sometimes director) with work staged in Cambridge, London and Edinburgh, his book about comedy, A Good Bullet, was one of the Independent's books of the year 2013, and Freddy himself was featured in the Evening Standard Power 1000 list.

CV

Television
Writer
Bad Education: Series 3 6 x 30'
Mar 2014
Tiger Aspect for BBC3
Writer Freddy Syborn

Co-writer on the comedy series starring Jack Whitehall

Frenching the Bully 1 x 30'
Mar 2014
Wits' End Productions
Director Florence Keith-Roach
Writer Freddy Syborn

Comedy written with Florence Keith-Roach

Cockroaches 6 x 30'
2014
Big Talk Productions for ITV
Producer Josh Cole
Director Ben Taylor
Writer Freddy Syborn

Comedy series

Backchat 6 x 30'
Oct 2013
Tiger Aspect for BBC3
Producer Suzi Aplin
Director Dave Skinner
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Michael Whitehall & Jack Whitehall

Comedy chat show hosted by Jack Whitehall, along with his dad.

Bad Education: Series 2 7 x 30'
2013
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
Producer Ben Cavey
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Jack Whitehall

Co-written with Jack Whitehall

Psychobitches 3 x 30'
2013
Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Arts HD
Producer Pippa Brown
Director Jeremy Dyson
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Rebecca Front, Catherine Tate, Sharon Horgan & Katy Brand

Part of the team of writers for 30-minute comedy which puts history’s most famous women into the psychiatrist’s chair and shines a spotlight on their psychoses and obsessions. From Beatrix Potter who believes the animals really are talking to her, to Judy Garland, coping with her bi-polar mood swings and singing compulsion to Eva Braun, who needs help for her seriously questionable taste in men.

The Shot 60' drama
2013
Warp for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Bad Education 4 x 30'
2011
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
Producer Ben Cavey
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Jack Whitehall

Six part education comedy starring Jack Whitehall as Alfie, the worst teacher to ever (dis)grace a British school.

Hit the Road, Jack 6 x 30'
2011
Magnum Media for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Jack Whitehall

 
My Funniest Year 4 x 120'
2011
Twofour for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Sky Comedy Shorts 2011: Daddy's Little Princess 1 x 30'
2011
Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky One
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Jack Whitehall

Sky 1 Little Cracker which chronicles Jack Whitehall's childhood love of dressing up - from Princess Ariel to Princess Diana - and his father's despair. Co-written with Jack Whitehall.

Stand Up for the Week 12 x 50'
2011
Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
The Channel 4 Mash Up 2011
Fresh One for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

A selection of familiar Channel 4 hosts are pushed right out of their comfort zones by job swapping with each other.

8 out of 10 Cats 1 x 30'
2010
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Producer Fiona McDermott
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Comedy Roast 1 x 60'
2010
Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Dave’s One Night Stand 1 x 60'
2010
Amigo Television & Phil McIntyre Entertainment for Dave
Producer Martin Dance
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Mock the Week: Series 9 3 x 30'
2010
Angst Productions for BBC2
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Stand Up for the Week 6 x 30'
2010
Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Watch
Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth 2009
Brighter Pictures for E4
Producer Ben Cooper
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Comedy Lab: The Secret Census Pilot
2009
Magnum Media for Channel 4
Producer Ian Wimbush
Writer Freddy Syborn
Starring Jack Whitehall

 
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 1 x 30'
2009
TalkbackThames & British Broadcasting Corporation for BBC2
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
TNT Show 9 x 35'
2009
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
8 out of 10 Cats 1 x 30'
2008
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Producer Stu Mather
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Big Brother’s Big Mouth 2008
Brighter Pictures for E4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
The Tonightly Show 6 x 30'
2008
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Writer Freddy Syborn

 
Theatre
Writer
Cut 2010

Writer Freddy Syborn

A mother and son argue about more than their dead dog. A safe takes fifteen minutes to open. People take cuts.

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