Gareth
Edwards

Children's fiction author and radio and television producer

Gareth is originally from the West Country but now lives in Brixton, London. After a degree in English he acted and directed in fringe theatre then began his broadcasting career as a volunteer in GWR Radio Bristol before becoming a trainee producer in BBC Radio Light Entertainment in 1991. There he helped launch the careers of acts such as Ben Miller and Peter Serafinowicz, helped develop the first series of Sony Gold winning Goodness Gracious Me and produced the UK’s first all black radio comedy sketch show, The Airport, with stars including Jo Martin, Llewella Gideon and Felix Dexter.

Gareth then moved to TV and worked for several years in comedy development at LWT resulting in producing Spaced for Channel 4. He moved to BBC TV in 1999 and worked on a huge number of shows. As well as those mentioned above he produced four series of Dead Ringers for BBC2, The One Ronnie (a Ronnie Corbett special on BBC1 Christmas day) and The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff with Robert Webb, Stephen Fry and Celia Imrie for BBC2. Between 2008 and 2009 he was Acting Head of Radio Comedy. He left the BBC in 2020.

Gareth speaks French, has a clean driving licence and makes excellent pancakes.

CV

Television

Executive Producer 

Creator Liam Williams

Comedy series

BBC Studios for BBC Three
Ladhood
12 x 30'
Writer Liam Williams

Single camera comedy

BBC Studios for BBC 3, BBC1
Creator Roy Clarke
Starring
  • David Jason
  • Comedy series

    BBC Studios for BBC1

    Special

    BBC Studios for BBC1

    Comedy series

    BBC Studios for BBC1

    Double Emmy nominated comedy series

    BBC Studios for BBC1

    The UK's largest fundraising show

    BBC Studios for BBC1
    Starring
  • Bob Monkhouse
  • Award-winning animated sketch show


    BBC Studios for BBC2

    Producer 

    Upstart Crow
    Multiple x 30'
    Creator Ben Elton

    Comedy series

    BBC Studios for BBC Two
    Writer David Mitchell and Robert Webb

    BAFTA winning comedy series

    BBC for BBC Two

    Comedy sketch show special

    BBC Studios for BBC Two
    Spaced
    Multiple x 30'
    Director Edgar Wright
    Starring
  • Simon Pegg
  • Jessica Stevenson
  • BAFTA nominated sitcom

    LWT for Channel 4

    Executive Producer 

    Starring
  • Jocelyn Jee Esien
  • Sketch show


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Director & Producer 

    Five series of the Sony Award-winning comedy sketch show


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Five series of the Sony Award-winning comedy series


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Sitcom starring Llewella Gideon


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

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