John Morton

Writer for film and television
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Biography

John created, wrote and directed the much acclaimed People Like Us which began life on Radio 4 and transferred to BBC2

People Like Us won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy and the Silver Rose for Comedy at the Montreux Television Festival, as well as being nominated for a BAFTA, a British Comedy Award and a South Bank Show Award.

John's comedy series Twenty Twelve, winner of the BAFTA for Best Sitcom, revolving around preparations for the London Olympics, first broadcast on BBC4 and BBC2 in 2011. The second series aired across two blocks during the build-up London 2012 and became a cult hit when life imitated art. 

John then followed up by sending the main character to the BBC for W1A. Series 2 will begin later in 2015. 

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TV

Writer

The Gist
1 x 30'
Producer Paul Schlesinger
 
Spoof arts review show
BBC Productions for BBC4
 

Director

Creator Mark Tavener
Starring
  • John Bird
  • Stephen Fry
  •  

    Comedy set in the world of PR

    BBC Productions for BBC2
     

    Writer & Director & Creator

    Starring
  • Darren Boyd
  • Amanda Holden
  • Chris Langham
  • Caroline Quentin
  •  
    Sit com about two counsellors who work together in a partnership
    Carlton Television for BBC1
     
    People Like Us: Series 1
    RTS Winner: RTS Television Award Best Situation Comedy
    6 x 30'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Sarah Alexander
  • Julia Davis
  • Rebecca Front
  • Chris Langham
  •  
    Award winning sit com about a hapless film maker and his subjects
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Chris Langham
  • Lucy Punch
  • David Tennant
  •  
    Second series of the award winning sit com
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Starring
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Tom Goodman-Hill
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Phil Nichol
  •  
    Spoof news show
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Great News
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Sit com pilot set in a local newspaper office
    BBC Productions for BBC
     
    Six and a Half Pages
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
     
    Hartswood Films
    In development
     
    Life & Times
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
     
    BBC Productions for BBC
    In development
     
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Olivia Colman
  • Vincent Franklin
  • Jessica Hynes
  •  
    Sit com series following the team preparing London for the upcoming Olympics
    BBC Productions for BBC4
     
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Olivia Colman
  • Jessica Hynes
  •  
    Second series of the Olympics based mockumentary
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Morven Christie
  • Jessica Hynes
  •  
    The award winning comedy returns for a final series before the Olympic Games
    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    W1A
    4 x 60'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Monica Dolan
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Sarah Parish
  •  

    Ian Fletcher, ex-head of the Olympic Deliverance Committee, returns to our screens as Head of Values at the BBC

    BBC Productions for BBC2
     
    W1A series 2
    1 x 60' and 3 x 30'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Jason Watkins
  •  

    Second series of the mockumentary spin-off from Twenty Twelve

    BBC Productions for BBC2
    In development
     

    Radio

    Writer

    Starring
  • John Bird
  • John Sessions
  •  

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
     

    Writer & Creator

    Producer Paul Schlesinger
     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    The Sunday Format
    22 x 30'
    2000
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Rebecca Front
  • Ben Miller
  •  
    Award winning satirical newspaper show

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Hilary Bevan-Jones
     
    Endor Productions
    In development