Paul McKenzie

Producer for television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Highly experienced and successful writer and producer in children's comedy and drama.

Paul set up and produced the first series of Dani's House and Sadie J for CBBC. He Series Produced and wrote the second series of Sadie J and recently produced Dani's Castle. Paul has created and will produce an original comedy drama Edge of Heaven for Hartswood/ITV1 which is currently in production.

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Television
Creator and Producer
Edge of Heaven 2013
Hartswood Films for ITV1
Creator Paul McKenzie
Producer Paul McKenzie
Writer Rob Evans

Comedy-Drama Series

Producer
Dani's Castle 2012
The Foundation for BBC
Producer Paul McKenzie

 
Dani's House 13 x 30'
2011
The Foundation for BBC
Producer Paul McKenzie
Starring Dani Harmer, James Gandhi, Sebastian Applewhite & Harry Culverhouse

 
Sadie J 26 x 30'
2011
CBBC
Creator Robert Evans
Producer Paul McKenzie
Writer Robert Evans
Starring Ronan Carter, Bobby Fuller, Georgia Lock, William Nye & Priyanka Patel

Feel-good family comedy with colourful characters and bags of belly laughs, about a feisty 13-year-old girl.

Dani's House 13 x 30'
2008
CBBC
Producer Paul McKenzie
Director Dez McCarthy and Jeremy Wooding
Starring Dani Harmer, James Gandhi, Sebastian Applewhite, Harry Culverhouse & Klariza Clayton

Surreal sitcom about an aspiring actress and her friends.

Kerching!: Series 2 13 x 30'
2004
CBBC
Producer Paul McKenzie
Starring Devon Anderson, Tendayi Jembere, Jamie Sweeney, Tisha Martin & Velile Tshabalala

 
Writer
Stay At Home Dads 1 x 30'
Aug 2010
Talent TV
Writer Paul McKenzie

Sitcom script

Enough About You 1 x 30'
2008
Baby Cow Productions
In Development
Writer Paul McKenzie

 
Emu 2006
Endemol for ITV
Writer Paul McKenzie

 
Life in the underpass 1 x 30'
2006
CBBC
Writer Paul McKenzie

Comedy Showcase pilot

Living It 2006
BBC/Mentorn
Writer Paul McKenzie

Comedy drama

Muddle Earth 2006

 
Writer Paul McKenzie

Showrunner. Pilot CGI sitcom

Tuff Love 2006
BBC for BBC1
Writer Paul McKenzie

Optioned sitcom script

Kerching!: Series 2 2 x 30'
2004
CBBC
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Devon Anderson, Tendayi Jembere, Jamie Sweeney, Tisha Martin & Velile Tshabalala

 
My Family 2003
BBC for BBC1
Producer John Bartlett
Director Dewi Humphreys
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Kris Marshall & Daniela Denby-Ashe

Part of the writing team on domestic sitcom following the fortunes of Ben and Susan Harper and their children.

The Crouches: Series 2 6 x 30'
2003
BBC for BBC1
Director Nick Wood
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Robbie Gee, Jo Martin, Rudolph Walker, Mona Hammond & Akemnji Ndifornyen

Co-writer on a sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a black family living in Walworth, south-east London.

Hurting 2001
Talent TV
Writer Paul McKenzie

Comedy drama

Blouse and Skirt 2000
BBC for BBC2
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Gina Yashere & Curtis Walker

Topical comedy review show

Juggling 2000
Talent TV for ITV
Writer Paul McKenzie

 
Common People 1999
Carlton
Writer Paul McKenzie

Pilot script for a sitcom

The 11 o'clock show 1998
Talkback Productions for Channel 4
Writer Paul McKenzie

Satirical late-night television comedy series which featured topical sketches and commentary on news items.

Marvin 5 x 30'
1994
BBC
Writer Paul McKenzie

 
Surgical Spirit 1993
Humphrey Barclay Productions for BBC1
Creator Peter Learmouth
Producer Humphrey Barclay
Director John Kaye Cooper and David Askey
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Nichola McAuliffe, Duncan Preston & Marji Campi

 
Desmond's 4 x 30'
1990 to 1993
Humphrey Barclay Productions for Channel 4
Producer Humphrey Barclay
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Norman Beaton, Ram John Holder, Carmen Munroe & Gyearbuor Asante

Part of the writing team. Desmond's follows the exploits of Desmond Ambrose and the cast of characters who inhabited his South East London barbershop.

Writer and Producer
My Almost Famous Family 11 x 30'
2009
CBBC
Producer Paul McKenzie
Director Jonathan Gershfield, Beryl Richards and Griff Rowland
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Angus Harrison, Dominique Moore, Andrew Clover, Rakie Ayola & Naomi Battrick

Comedy about a large musical family with a Londoner father, an African-American mother and a string of stepchildren, including a deaf character. Paul wrote an episode as well as producing the series.

Development Producer
Dani's House 2007
RDF

 
Robokid 2007
RDF

 
Stone Age Steve 2007
RDF

 
Writer and Script Editor
Kerching!: Series 1 15 x 30'
2002
CBBC
Producer Paulette Randall
Writer Paul McKenzie
Starring Devon Anderson, Tendayi Jembere, Jamie Sweeney, Tisha Martin & Velile Tshabalala

Comedy sitcom following Taj Lewis as he tries to make his millions with website Rudeboy. Writer of two episodes.

Sir Gadabout: The worst knight in the land 2001
CITV
Producer Lucy Goodman
Writer Paul McKenzie

BAFTA-winning childrens comedy sitcom adaptation of a series of books by Martyn Beardsley.

Radio
Writer
The News Quiz 2000 to 2002
BBC for Radio 4
 
Writer Paul McKenzie

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

 
Script Editor
Little Big Woman Radio Show 1999
BBC for Radio 4
 
Starring Llewella Gideon, Roger Griffiths, Brian Bovell, Jo Martin & Mandy Knight

Comedy about Cynthia, a would-be West End star, who is working as a temp until she gets her big break. Or any kind of break. She's thirty-five now though, and beginning to worry.

 
Other
CBBC Development Producer 2005