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 created and wrotr Cockroaches: a comedy series produced by Big Talk for ITV2, directed by Ben Taylor, that aired in 2015. 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.

After co-writing The Bad Education Movie, Freddy is now writing on feature Old Boys for Film4, to be directed by Toby MacDonald, and writing two further episodes of Cockroaches.

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.

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Film

Writer

Producer Pippa Brown and Ben Cavey
Director Elliot Hegarty
Writer Freddy Syborn and Jack Whitehall
 

Comedy feature

Entertainment Film Distributors
Cave Bear Productions
 

TV

Writer

Producer Josh Cole
Director Ben Taylor
 
Comedy series
Big Talk Productions for ITV
 
Director Freddy Syborn and Florence Keith-Roach
 
Comedy written with Florence Keith-Roach
Wits' End Productions
 
Producer Pippa Brown and Ben Cavey
Director Al Campbell
Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Mathew Horne
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    Comedy series
    Tiger Aspect for BBC3
     
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Mathew Horne
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    Second series 

    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
     
    Producer Ben Cavey
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
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    Comedy

    Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC3
     
    Backchat
    6 x 30'
    Producer Suzi Aplin
    Director Dave Skinner
    Starring
  • Michael Whitehall
  • Jack Whitehall
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    Comedy chat show
    Tiger Aspect for BBC3
     
    Producer Pippa Brown
    Director Jeremy Dyson
    Starring
  • Rebecca Front
  • Catherine Tate
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Katy Brand
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    Comedy

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky Arts HD
     
    The Shot
    1 x 60'
     

    Drama

    Warp for Channel 4
     
     
    A selection of familiar Channel 4 hosts are pushed right out of their comfort zones by job swapping with each other.
    Fresh One for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
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    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.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Sky One
     
     
    Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
     
     
    Twofour for Channel 4
     
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
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    Magnum Media for Channel 4
     
     
    Monkey Kingdom for Channel 4
     
    Producer Martin Dance
     
    Amigo Television & Phil McIntyre Entertainment for Dave
     
     
    TalkbackThames & British Broadcasting Corporation for BBC2
     
     
    Open Mike Productions for Channel 4
     
     
    Angst Productions for BBC2
     
    Producer Fiona McDermott
     
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
     
    Producer Ian Wimbush
    Starring
  • Jack Whitehall
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    Magnum Media for Channel 4
     
    TNT Show
    9 x 35'
     
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
    Producer Ben Cooper
     
    Brighter Pictures for E4
     
    Producer Stu Mather
     
    Zeppotron for Channel 4
     
     
    Objective Productions for Channel 4
     
     
    Brighter Pictures for E4
     

    Theatre

    Writer

     
    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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    Different, in a good way: black but not bleak. ****

    Andrew Billen
    The Times on Cockroaches

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