Robert Harley

Writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Robert Harley has written and script-edited for a number of award-winning TV shows, including Smack The Pony, Los Dos Bros and Green Wing. In 2008 he formed production company Monicker Pictures with Victoria Pile, through which he produced and co-wrote comedy series Campus, which aired on Channel 4 in 2011.

Robert is from Edinburgh and studied Modern Languages at Cambridge. Besides writing, he has performed extensively in theatre, radio and television - mostly comedy.

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Television
Writer and Associate Producer
Campus 6 x 60'
2010
Monicker Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Andy Nyman, Joseph Millson, Sara Pascoe, Will Adamsdale & Dolly Wells

Part of the writing team for comedy series which first broadcast as part of Channel 4's 'Comedy Showcase' season of comedy pilots. Associate producer on the pilot episode.

Writer
Slam 6 x 60'
2010
DNA Films/Wildgaze Films
In Development
Producer Allon Reich, Andrew MacDonald & Amanda Posey
Writer Robert Harley

Adaptation of the novel by Nick Hornby

How Soon Is Now? 2009
Assembly Film & Television
In Development
Writer Robert Harley

Co-written with Paul Rose

Rockers 2009
Monicker Pictures
In Development
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Richard Leaf & Richard Curson Smith

 
Los Dos Bros 6 x 30'
1999 to 2001
Talkback Productions for Channel 4
Producer Peter Fincham
Director John Henderson
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Cavan Clerkin

Co-written with Ed Roe & Victoria Pile. Won a Silver Rose at the Montreux Television Festival.

The Preventers 1996
Absolutley Television for Carlton Television
Producer Nick Symons
Director Liddy Oldroyd
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Morwenna Banks, Chris England, William Gaunt , Ed Devereaux & Robert Harley

 
The Satellite Show 1989
BBC
Writer Robert Harley

Children's sketch show

What's All This Then? 1987
BBC
Writer Robert Harley

Children's sketch show

Fast Forward 1986
BBC
Writer Robert Harley

Children's sketch show

Writer and Script Editor
Green Wing: Series 1 & 2 18 x 60'
2004 to 2006
Talkback Productions for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Director Dominic Brigstocke and Tristram Shapeero
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Mark Heap, Julian Rhind-Tutt & Michelle Gomez

Popular cult British comedy series based around the lives of the crazy and bizarre staff who work at the fictional East Hampton Hospital Trust.

Writer and Script Associate
Smack The Pony: Series 1-3 23 x 30'
1997 to 2002
Talkback Productions for Channel 4
Producer Victoria Pile
Director Tristram Shapeero, Dominic Brigstocke & Victoria Pile
Writer Robert Harley
Starring Fiona Allen, Sally Phillips & Doon Mackichan

Innovative and highly acclaimed International Emmy award-winning all female sketch show.

Radio
Writer
Paris London 15 x 30' 1994 to 1996
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Caroline Leddy & Phil Bowker
Writer Robert Harley

Sketch Show

 
Theatre
Co-Founder
Bad Lib Theatre Company 1984

Robert co-founded Bad Lib Theatre Company, writing and performing in Feeling the Benefit (1984), Get Your Coat Dear - We're Leaving (1984), The Preventers (1985) and The Return Of The New Preventers (1988).