The Dawson Brothers

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Biography

The Dawson Brothers – strictly speaking two brothers, Steve and Andrew, and the adopted Tim Inman – are a team of comedy writers who have written on a plethora of British comedy shows, including the hit comedies That Mitchell and Webb Look, Lee Mack's All-Star Cast and The Jonathan Ross Show. Their sketch for The One Ronnie on BBC1 starring Ronnie Corbett and Harry Enfield is the most viewed BBC clip online.

They have developed a number of projects for the BBC and Channel 4. Their sketch show for BBC3, Funtime, was nominated for a Rocky Award at the Banff International Television Festival. 

The trio co-wrote (with David Walliams) the popular BBC1 comedy series Big School, starring Walliams and Catherine Tate.  Big School transmitted Autumn 2013 and a second series has been commissioned by BBC1.

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Television
Writer
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway: Series 11 2014
ITV Studios for ITV1
Producer Pete Ogden & Becca Walker
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Declan Donnelly & Anthony McPartlin

Sketch writers

Big School: Series 2 2014
BBC Productions for BBC1
In development
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Second series of the school-based comedy, written with David Walliams

Royal Variety Performance 1 x 150'
2013
ITV Studios for ITV1
Producer Fiona Clarke & Glen Coomber
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring John Bishop

Sketch writers

Big School 2013
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Mark Freeland
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Philip Glenister, Joanna Scanlan, Catherine Tate, Frances de la Tour & David Walliams

New comedy co-written with David Walliams

Watch
That Puppet Game Show 8 x 45'
2013
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Jamie Ormerod & Tom Miller
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Tess Daly, Katherine Jenkins, Vernon Kay, Gary Linekar & Claudia Winkleman

Sketch writers

Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway: Series 10 2013
ITV Studios for ITV1
Producer Pete Ogden & Becca Walker
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Declan Donnelly & Anthony McPartlin

Sketch writers - Nominated for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme, Comedy Awards 2013

Would I Lie to You: Series 7 2013
Zeppotron for BBC1
In development
Producer Rachel Ablett & Peter Holmes
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Rob Brydon, Lee Mack & David Mitchell

 
Mummy's Boys 1 x 30'
2013
Big Talk for Comedy Central
In development
Producer Kenton Allen
Director Martin Dennis
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Sitcom about two brothers in their twenties who must raise their younger brother

Red Nose Day 2013 2013
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Colin Hopkins
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Alan Carr, Simon Cowell, Hugh Grant, Kate Moss & David Walliams

Sketch writers

Take Me Out: Series 5 2013
Thames for ITV1
Producer Ed Arriens, Mel Balac & Suzy Lamb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Writers for Paddy McGuinness

It's Kevin 6 x 30'
2013
BBC Productions for BBC2
Producer Richard Webb
Director Al Campbell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Kevin Eldon

Sketch writers - Nominated for Best Sketch Show, Comedy Awards 2013

Children in Need 2013 2013
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Keith Cotton, Alison Marlow & Paul Wright
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Zoe Ball, Fearne Cotton, Tess Daly, Nick Grimshaw & Terry Wogan

 
Brit Awards 2013 2013
Brits TV for ITV1
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring James Corden

Writers for James Corden

John Bishop's Only Joking 10 x 30'
2013
Channel X for Sky 1
Producer Jonno Richards
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring John Bishop

Sketch writers

Prize Island 2013
Initial for ITV1
In development
Producer Andy Rowe & Emma Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Alexander Armstrong & Emma Willis

Sketch writers

Secret Service 6 x 60'
2013
Initial for BBC1
Producer Jake Cardew & Richard Hague
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Hammond

Sketch writers

Paddy's TV Guide 8 x 35'
2013
ITV Studios for Channel 4
Producer Matt White
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Additional Material

The Royal Variety Performance 2012
ITV Studios for ITV1
Producer Fiona Clarke & Christian Fletcher
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring David Walliams

Writers

The Secret Policeman's Ball 2012
Amnesty for Channel 4
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jay Pharaoh, Chris O'Dowd, Peter Serafinowicz, Ben Stiller & David Walliams

Writers

You Cannot Be Serious 6 x 30'
2012
Avalon for ITV1
Producer Clyde Holcroft
Director Paul Wheeler
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Alistair McGowan

Sketch writers

Playa$ Pilot
2012
RDF for E4
In development
Producer Neale Simpson & Alex Martin
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Sketch writers

Function Room 2012
Zeppotron for Channel 4
In development
Producer Ben Caudell & Peter Holmes
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Sketch writers

The Bodyguard Pilot
2012
Endemol for BBC1
In development
Producer James Fox
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Noel Edmonds

Sketch writers

Take Me Out: Series 4 2012
Thames for ITV1
Producer Ed Arriens, Mel Balac & Suzy Lamb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Writers for Paddy McGuinness

10 O'Clock Live: Series 2 10 x 60'
2012
Endemol for Channel 4
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne & David Mitchell

Sketch writers

Watson & Oliver: Series 2 6 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC2
In development
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Ingrid Oliver & Lorna Watson

Sketch writers

Adam Buxton's Bug 8 x 30'
2012
Burning Bright Productions for Sky Atlantic
Producer Séamus Murphy-Mitchell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Adam Buxton

 
Brit Awards 2012 2012
Brits TV for ITV1
Producer Suzi Aplin
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring James Corden

Script writers

Sport Relief 2012 2012
BBC Productions for BBC1
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring John Bishop, Miranda Hart, Helen Skelton & David Walliams

Sketch writers

The Best Freakin' Family Guy Episodes Ever 1 x 60'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC3
Producer Mark Cossey & Richard Mears
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Robert Webb

 
The Jonathan Ross Show: Series 2 12 x 60'
2012
Hotsauce TV for ITV1
Producer Suzi Aplin & Tom Barrett
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jonathan Ross

 
All Star Mr & Mrs: Series 4 10 x 60'
2012
CPL for ITV1
Producer Aaron Morgan & Jane O'Brien
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Phillip Schofield

Sketch writers

The Second Second Coming Pilot
2012
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Will Andrews, Peter Serafinowicz, Dan Skinner, Nico Tatarowicz & Tony Way

 
Total Wipeout: Series 6 2012
Initial for BBC1
Producer Andy Rowe & Emma Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Hammond

 
World Series of Dating 8 x 30'
2012
Lion TV for BBC3
Producer Mark Lucey
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Bentley Kalu, Tom Price, Rob Riggle & Thaila Zucchi

 
You Cannot Be Serious Pilot
2011
Avalon for ITV1
Producer Clyde Holcroft
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Alistair McGowen

Sketch writers

The Jonathan Ross Show 8 x 60'
2011
Hotsauce TV for ITV 1
Producer Suzi Aplin & Tom Barrett
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jonathan Ross

Script writers

Awfully Good 3 x 120'
2011
Objective for Channel 4
Producer Matt Crook, Myles Jenkins
Director Chris Howe
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring David Walliams

Script writers

Big Brother: Series 12 1 x 60'
2011
Endemol for Channel 5
Producer Richard Park
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Brian Dowling

Script writers

BRIT Awards 2011 2011
Brits TV for ITV1
Producer Suzi Aplin, Craig Gledhill
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring James Corden

Script writers

Funny Plus One 2011
BBC Productions for BBC3
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Charlie Baker

Sketch writers

Lee Mack's All Star Cast 6 x 40'
2011
Zeppotron for BBC1
Producer Andrew Cartmell, Neil Webster
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Lee Mack

Script writers

Never Mind the Buzzcocks: Series 25 12 x 35'
2011
Talkback Thames for BBC2
Producer James Longman
Director Ian Lorimer
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Noel Fielding & Phil Jupitus

Script writers

The Magicians 5 x 60'
2011
Shine for BBC1
Producer Meriel Beale, Sam Donnelly, Karen Smith
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Lenny Henry, Barry Jones, Chris Korn, Stuart MacLeod & Luis De Matos

Sketch writers

Take Me Out: Series 3 2011
Talkback Thames for ITV1
Producer Mel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Writers for Paddy McGuinness

Total Wipeout: Winter Wipeout 12 x 60'
2011
Endemol for BBC1
Producer Andy Rowe & Emma Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Amanda Byram & Richard Hammond

Writers for Richard Hammond

The One Ronnie 1 x 30'
2010
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Gareth Edwards
Director Geoff Posner
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Ronnie Corbett, Harry Enfield, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Matt Lucas & David Walliams

Writers of the 'Blackberry' sketch which is the most viewed BBC clip online

The IT Crowd: Series 5 2010 to 2011
Talkback Thames for Channel 4
Producer Richard Boden
Director Richard Boden
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Ayoade & Chris O'Dowd

Part of the writing team

101 Ways to Leave a Gameshow 8 x 60'
2010
Initial for BBC1
Producer James Fox & Emma Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Steve Jones & Nemone

Writers of Steve Jones' script

How Not To Live Your Life 7 x 30'
2010
Brown Eyed Boy for BBC 3
Producer Dan Clark & Gary Reich
Director Sam Leifer
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring David Armand, Dan Clark, Laura Haddock & Leila Hoffman

Writing additional material for the sitcom

Paul O'Grady Live 2010
Olga TV for ITV1
Producer Seamus Murphy-Mitchell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paul O'Grady

Sketch and additional material writers

Sniggers With Attitude Pilot for 6 x 30'
2010
BBC Productions for BBC3
Producer Nana Hughes
Director Al Campbell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Rufus Hound, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Lewis, David Schneider & Paul Whitehouse

New sketch show

Sport Relief 5 x 60'
2010
Comic Relief for BBC1
Producer Andy Auerbach & Dean Nabarro
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Hammond & Claudia Winkleman

Writing for presenter Richard Hammond

Take Me Out: Series 2 8 x 60'
2010
Talkback Thames for ITV1
Producer Mel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Writers for Paddy McGuinness

The Whole 19 Yards 8 x 60'
2010
Endemol for ITV1
Producer Tom Blakeson
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Caroline Flack & Vernon Kay

Writers on Vernon Kay's script

Total Wipe Out: Series 1 - 5 31 x 60'
2009 to 2011
Endemol for BBC 1
Producer Andy Rowe & Emma Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Amanda Byram & Richard Hammond

Writing for presenter Richard Hammond

Blast Lab: Series 1-4 52 x 13'
2009 to 2010
September Films for CBBC
Producer Jim Wiseman & Peter Wyles
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Hammond

Writers of Richard Hammonds script

The Impressions Show with Jon Culshaw and Debra Stevenson: Series 1-2 8 x 30'
2009 to 2010
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Richard Webb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jon Culshaw, Simon Greenall, Debra Stevenson & Tony Way

Sketch writers

Horne & Corden 6 x 30'
2009
Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC 3
Producer Ben Cavey
Director Kathy Burke
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring James Corden & Matthew Horne

Sketch writers

Take Me Out 8 x 60'
2009
Talkback Thames for ITV 1
Producer Mel Balac, Andrew Cartmell & Suzy Lamb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Paddy McGuinness

Writing for presenter Paddy McGuinness

All Star Mr & Mrs: Series 2-3 30 x 45'
2008 to 2009
Celador for ITV
Producer Victoria Ashbourne & Leon Wilson
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Fern Britton & Philip Schofield

Writing for presenters Fern and Philip

Katy Brand's Big Ass Show: Series 2-3 19 x 30'
2008 to 2009
World's End for ITV
Producer Gregor Cameron
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Katy Brand

Sketch writers

That Mitchell & Webb Look: Series 2-3 6 x 30'
2008 to 2009
BBC2
Producer Gareth Edwards
Director Ben Fuller
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring David Mitchell & Robert Webb

Sketch writers

Comedy Live Presents 1 x 60'
2008
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Producer Jack Bayles & Nana Hughes
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Russell Brand

Writers for the show starring Russell Brand

Gus & Waldo 8 x 15'
2008
North One for Comedy Central
Producer Tess Cumming & Massimo Fenati
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Sketch writers

Kevin Bishop Show: Series 1,2 & 3 18 x 30'
2008
Objective for Channel 4
Producer Lee Hupfield
Director Elliot Hegarty
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Kevin Bishop & Karen Gillan

Sketch writers

The Omid Djalili Show 18 x 30'
2008
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Alex Walsh-Taylor
Director Michael Cumming
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Omid Djalili

Sketch writers

The Wrong Door 6 x 30'
2008
BBC Productions for BBC 3
Creator Jack Cheshire
Producer Jack Cheshire
Director Ben Wheatley
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring MyAnna Buring, Pippa Haywood & Rasmus Hardiker

Sketch writers

Derren Brown 6 x 60'
2007
Objective for Channel 4
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Derren Brown

Script writing for the show

The Peter Serafinowicz Show 6 x 30'
2007
Objective Productions for BBC1
Producer Peter Serafinowicz
Director Becky Martin
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Peter Serafinowicz

Sketch writers

8 Out Of 10 Cats 2006
Zeppotron for Channel 4
Producer Ruth Wallace
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock & Jason Manford

Script writers

Nina Conti Sketch Show Pilot for 6 x 30'
2006
Objective Productions for Channel 4
Producer Ben Farrell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Nina Conti

Sketch writers

Dead Ringers: Series 7 6 x 30'
2006
BBC Productions for BBC2
Producer Richard Webb
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Kevin Connelly, Phil Cornwell, Jon Culshaw, Mark Perry & Jan Ravens

Sketch writers

Skins 8 x 60'
2006
Company Pictures for E4
Producer Chris Clough
Director Paul Gay
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Aimeé-Ffion Edwards, Nicholas Hoult, Hannah Murray & Dev Patel

Table writers on the ground-breaking show

The All New Charlotte Church Show Pilot for 14 x 60'
2006
Monkey Kingdom Productions for Channel 4
Producer Chris Brogden & Will McDonald
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Charlotte Church & Simon Greenall

Script writers

Balls Of Steel: Series 1, 2 & Pilot Pilot for 6 x 38'
2005
Objective for Channel 4
Producer Lee Hupfield
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Randy Campbell, Mark Dolan, Neg Dupree, Olivia Lee & Alex Zane

Sketch writers

FAQ U: Series 1 14 x 25'
2005
Zeppotron West for Channel 4
Director Chris Howe
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Justin Lee Colins, David Mitchell & Karen Taylor

Sketch writers

The Friday Night Project 16 x 48'
2005
Princess Productions for Channel 4
Producer Lee Hupfield & Dean Nabarro
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Justin Lee Collins, Sharon Horgan & Debra Stephenson

Sketch writers and script writers for the presenters

Creator and Writer
Rides 2013
ITV Studios for ITV2
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Nana Hughes
Writer The Dawson Brothers

New comedy set in a theme park

Funtime 1 x 30'
2012
BBC Productions for BBC3
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Will Saunders
Director Al Campbell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Jenny Bede, Chris Kendall, Cariad Lloyd, Peter Serafinowicz & Mike Wozniak

Original sketch show

Ka$h 6 x 30'
2011
NBC/Universal
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Original comedy

The Stuffs 2011
ChannelFlip for YouTube
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Justin Gaynor & Jamie Lennox
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Richard Glover, Mark Jefferis, Nadia Kamil & Sam Pamphilon

Original comedy

Untitled Comedy 2011
Hat Trick
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Original comedy

Happy Finish Pilot for 6 x 30'
2010
Hat Trick Productions for Channel 4
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Mark Talbot
Director Al Campbell
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Daniel Kaluuya , Nadia Kamil, Sara Pascoe, Nico Tatarowicz & Mike Wozniak

Original Comedy Lab

Watch
Baristas Pilot for 6 x 30'
2008
BBC North
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Original pilot

Hash Pilot for 6 x 30'
2008
Hattrick for BBC 3
In development
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Original pilot

Writer and Script Editors
Sport Relief, The Mile, Sport Relief Goes Global 2012
BBC Productions & BBC Worldwide for BBC1
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, Dermot O'Leary, David Walliams & Claudia Winkleman

 
Radio
Writer
That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Series 5 2013
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb

 
The Odd Half Hour: Series 1-3 16 x 30 2008 to 2010
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Gareth Edwards, Simon Mayhew-Archer & Alex Walsh-Taylor
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Stephen K. Amos, Jason Byrne & Justin Edwards

Sketch writers

 
The 4Radio Weekly Show 6 x 30' 2006
Bwark for Channel 4 Radio
 
Producer Lee Hupfield
Writer The Dawson Brothers
Starring Mark Dolan & Alex Zane

Sketch writers

 
Creator and Writer
The Family Name Pilot for 6 x 30' 2010
BBC Radio 4
In development  
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Producer Simon Mayhew-Archer
Writer The Dawson Brothers

Original comedy

 
Film
Creator and Writer
Space Quiz Feature
2010 to 2011
Unstoppable Entertainment
Creator The Dawson Brothers
Writer The Dawson Brothers

New comedy feature

Books
Dawson Bros

Paddy McGuinness: My Guide To The North
2010

Gavin & Stacey: From Barry to Billericay

Gavin & Stacey: From Barry To Billericay
2008

The Inbetweeners Yearbook written by the Dawson Bros

The Inbetweeners Yearbook
2011

Other
Writer
Festival Frank 2011

Writers on the internet show streaming Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows

Funny Or Die UK 2009

Contributors to the international comedy website

MTV Europe Music Awards 2009

Writers for the Award Ceremony and host Katy Perry

Brain Thrust Mastery 2008

Writers for the hit band We Are Scientists

MTV Europe Music Awards 2008

Writing for the Award Ceremony and the host Katy Perry

BBC Bitesize 2007

Writers on educational videos for the BBC Website

MTV Europe Music Awards 2007

Writers for the Award Ceremony and the celebrity hosts

NME Awards 2007

Writers for the host Lauren Laverne

The Secret Policeman's Ball 2006

Writers on the live comedy fundraising event