Ben
Edwards

Comedy writer and writer for television

Ben Edwards is a comedy and drama writer. 

He has written for a number of established drama series including Shameless, Wild at Heart and The Good Karma Hospital as well as comedies such as Cuckoo, Trollied and the Ruth Jones hit Stella.

As well as working on development projects for Tiger Aspect, Roughcut, Merman and Sky, Ben has recently co-written a pilot for CBS pilot season with Jed Mercurio.

Ben's original piece Adolf The Artist, about a young Hitler, starred Rupert Grint and Iwan Rheon aired on Sky in 2017.

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Television

Writer & Creator 

Drama about an unexpected murderer.

Roughcut for SKY

Drama about a serial killer in 1940's Berlin. 

Tiger Aspect for SKY
In Development
Starring
  • Iwan Rheon
  • Rupert Grint
  • Original piece about a young Hitler trying to apply to art school in Vienna. 

    Roughcut for SKY
    Smile
    Pilot

    Comedy about a grumpy kid's entertainer.

    Tiger Aspect
    In development
    Producer Alison Davis
    Director Roger Golby
    Starring
  • Jenny Agutter
  • Tom Ellis
  • Fay Ripley
  • Talkback Thames for ITV1

    Writer 

    Creator Rachael New
    Starring
  • Kate Phillips
  • Drama which follows the first ever-female detective in 19th century London.

    A+E Network
    Creator Dan Sefton
    Starring
  • Amanda Redman
  • Amrita Acharia
  • James Floyd
  • Tiger Aspect for ITV
    Creator Paul Doolan, Ash Atalla, Anne Marie O'Connor
    Starring
  • Jane Horrocks, Mark Addy, Nick Blood, Lorraine Cheshire
  • Supermarket set comedy.

    Roughcut for Sky1
    Creator Ruth Jones

    Christmas Special of the hit Sky comedy by Ruth Jones. 

    Tidy Productions for Sky1
    Producer David Peet
    Starring
  • Kenny Doughty
  • Rory Girvan
  • Ruth Jones
  • Ieuan Rhys
  • Comedy drama created by and starring Ruth Jones about a single mother in her forties in the South Wales Valleys.

    Tidy Productions for Sky1
    Creator Robin French & Kieron Quirke
    Starring
  • Helen Baxendale
  • Greg Davies
  • Taylor Lautner
  • Tyger Drew-Honey
  • Esther Smith
  • Hit sitcom about a young man who clashes with his wife's family.

    Roughcut for BBC3
    Starring
  • Lucy-Jo Hudson
  • Hayley Mills
  • Dawn Steele
  • Stephen Tompkinson
  • Co-written with Rachael New
    Company Television for ITV1
    Producer Caroline Norris
    Writer Ben Edwards & Simon Ludders
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Ben Miller
  • Ben and Simon Ludders are sketch writers, creating the popular 'The Origins of....' series
    Hat Trick Productions for BBC
    Director Brendan Grant
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Bryony Afferson
  • Lauren Blake
  • Helena Dowling
  • Hayley Angel Wardle
  • Ben wrote on this show about a girl-band
    Inital for Channel 4
    Creator Paul Abbott
    Producer Lawrence Till
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Annabelle Apsion
  • Johnny Bennett
  • Gerard Kearns
  • David Threlfall
  • Ben wrote on the popular saga set amongst the Gallagher family
    Company Television for Channel 4

    Radio

    Creator & Writer 

    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Nigel Bryant
    Starring
  • Emily Blunt
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Penelope Wilton
  • Comedy set in the world's most chaotic antenatal classes. Co-created and written with Rachael New

    Production Company Talkback
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Creator Ben Edwards
    Director Nigel Bryant
    Writer Ben Edwards
    Starring
  • Graeme Garden
  • Rhys Thomas
  • Ben wrote this comedy about a disgruntled continuity announcer
    Production Company Talkback
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Other

    Writer 

    Ben contributed material for the website and behind-the-scenes DVD features