Tim
Bain

TV comedy and animation writer for kids, adults and family audiences

Tim is a creator, writer and producer, specialising in comedy, action-adventure, animation and children’s entertainment… anything with a funny bone, adrenalin pulse or beating heart.

He’s written hundreds of episodes for some of the world’s most beloved children’s characters including PJ Masks, Fireman Sam, Go Jetters, Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends, Pip & Posy, Dave Spud, Dennis & Gnasher, Pocoyo, Bluey and Aardman’s Morph.

He created and exec-produced ABC Kids’ hit action-comedy series Kangaroo Beach, which has been downloaded over 8.5 million plays from ABC iView. The show scored the #1 spot for catch-up views following its Boxing Day 2020 premiere – beating all kids and adult shows across all networks. The show has inspired toy and clothing lines, as well as swimwear by Zoggs and books published by Pan MacMillan. It screens in the UK on Nick Jr.

Tim won the 2018 British Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s Episode and the 2017 Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Animation.

Alongside kids telly, Tim has written short films, stage musicals and TV comedy for grown ups, including gags and material for international personalities including Ben Elton and MC Hammer.

Tim also voices a variety of people, animals, buses and trains in series such as Love Monster, Go Jetters and Thomas & Friends.


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Television

Writer & Creator 

Animated action-comedy series set amongst the sun, surf and sand at a beach patrolled by kangaroo lifesavers.

Cheeky Little Media for ABC, Sonar

Action-comedy mixed media series for preschoolers.

ABC Kids & Werner Productions
In Development

Writer 

Producer Sarah Cox
Director Peter Lord

Classic Aardman claymation series.

Aardman
Creator Ed Foster
Producer Iain Harvey
Starring
  • Johnny Vegas
  • Gina Yashere
  • Philip Glenister
  • Jane Horrocks
  • A new animated sitcom about a boy prone to disaster.

    Illuminated Films for CITV
    Milkshake
    Milkshake
    Eye Present for Nickelodeon
    Producer Jean-Pierre Quenet
    Starring
  • Jacob Ewaniuk
  • Addison Holley
  • Global hit action-adventure series about three young superheroes based on the book series by Romuald Racioppo.

    Disney
    Counterfeit Cat
    2018 WGGB Award for Best Children’s Episode, Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Animation Script
    3 x 11'
    Producer Sarah Mattingley
    Director Ben Marsaud
    Starring
  • Marc Wootton
  • Alex Kelly
  • The story of an unconventional friendship between a lazy, selfish house cat and an excitable, naive alien.

    Disney XD
    Producer Karina Stanford-Smith
    Director Boris Hiestand
    Starring
  • Freddie Fox
  • Ryan Sampson
  • CGI reboot of the classic Beano cartoon.

    CBBC

    Big life learnings from a little hairy monster with a big heart.

    CBeebies
    Pocoyo
    5 x 7'
    CiTV
    UYoung
    CBBC
    Producer Charlie Aspinwell
    Director Daley Pearson
    Starring
  • Julian Dennison
  • Sci-fi-comedy about a monster hunter’s young apprentices.

    ABC
    Oddbods
    1 x 7'

    Comedy series about a group of seven nutty friends.

    Boomerang
    Creator Keith Chapman
    Starring
  • Rob Rackstraw
  • Kate Harbour
  • Lee Ingleby
  • Joanne Froggat
  • Blake Harrison
  • CGI reboot of the popular series.

    HIT Entertainment
    Fireman Sam
    11 x 11'
    Creator Rob Lee, Dave Gingell and Dave Jones
    Starring
  • Steven Kynman
  • Action-adventure series about a heroic firefighting crew

    HIT Entertainment
    Creator Britt Allcroft and Philip D. Fehrle
    Starring
  • Michael Angelis
  • Michael Brandon
  • John Hasler
  • Writer and various voices for the Hit series about a steam engine and his adventures.

    Channel 5
    Go Jetters
    7 x 11'
    Creator Katie Simmons and Barry Quinn
    Starring
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Akie Kotabe
  • Writer and voice cameo for a series about four explorers on a global adventure.

    BBC for Cbeebies
    Creator Sally Hunter
    Starring
  • Ainsley Howard
  • Clark Devlin
  • Show about a young dragon who is learning to fly, aided by bumbling fairy, Fizzy Izy.

    Blue Zoo/ Nickelodeon/ Aardman
    Bluey
    1 x 10'
    Creator Charlie Aspinwell
    Director Joe Brumm

    Animated preschool comedy series about a family of blue heelers.

    ABC
    Bitz & Bob
    2 x 10'
    Creator Dan Bays

    Animated series about a young female inventor and creator.

    CBeebies
    Producer Simon Whalley & Liz Oliver
    Starring
  • Jenson Button
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Brian Cox
  • Animated comedy series based on the world of McLaren racing cars.

    Framestore for SKY

    Series development.

    Rovio

    Comedy series based on the popular Very British Problems.

    Alaska Productions
    In Development

    Project development.

    Nickelodeon
    Producer Patrick Egerton
    Director David Webster

    Animated comedy series set in a town full of wacky championships.

    ABC
    Oh Yuck!
    3 x 22'
    Creator Fin Edquist, Justin Schneider and Melanie Orr
    Director Fin Edquist, Justin Schneider and Melanie Orr
    Starring
  • David Collins
  • Nia Roam
  • Fast-paced, fact-laden comedy series about gross bodily functions.

    Netflix
    Boyster
    1 x 11'
    Starring
  • Rasmus Hardiker
  • Jules de Jongh
  • Animated comedy series about a half-boy, half-oyster adopted by humans.

    Je Suis Bien Content for Disney XD
    Creator Gwen Stefani
    Starring
  • Danny Smith
  • Reagen Rees
  • Charlotte Nicdao
  • Animated comedy-fantasy about Gwen Stefani’s band.

    Nickelodeon
    Director Luke Jurevicius
    Starring
  • Luke Jurevicius
  • Aletheia Burney
  • Series about a young boy affected with phobias.

    ABC/Netflix
    Creator Mike Geiger
    Producer Stu Connolly & Tristan Homer
    Starring
  • Matt Baram
  • Tony Nappo
  • The intergalactic adventures of 12 year Winston Steinburger.

    Teletoon
    Get Ace
    8 x 11'
    Producer Gian Christian & Dina McPherson
    Starring
  • Emily Wheaton
  • Lyall Brooks
  • Series about Ace McDougal who is mistakenly given top secret, ultra high-tech experimental braces.

    Galaxy Pop for Channel Ten
    Producer Cathy Ni Fhlaithearta
    Director Jo Boag & Greg Ingram
    Starring
  • Charlie Haye
  • Josie Taylor
  • Series about identical twin sisters who are detectives.

    Super RTL
    Producer Cathy Ni Fhlaithearta & Suzanne Ryan
    Director Jo Boag & Greg Ingram

    Animated television series based on the picture books.

    Nine Network
    Producer Ali Bryer Carron
    Director Angie de Chastelai Smith
    Starring
  • Pippa Haywood
  • Phil Cornwell
  • Sketch show spoof edition of the hit business series.

    CBBC
    Producer Stu Connolly
    Director Glenn Kirkpatrick

    Hit children's series about Dennis the Menace who gets up to fun and mischief with his friends, Pieface and Curly.

    Red Kite Animation for CBBC
    Numtums
    5 x 11'
    Creator Barry Quinn
    Producer Katherine McQueen

    Development & Script Writer. Children's series about ten creatures with numbers on their tummies.

    Cbeebies
    Watson and Oliver
    Sketch Writer
    Starring
  • Lorna Watson
  • Ingrid Oliver
  • Popular British comedy sketch show.

    Popper Pictures for BBC 2
    Producer Craig Campbell
    Director Peter Ots
    Starring
  • Rove McManus
  • Carrie Bickmore
  • Peter Helliar
  • Dave Hughes
  • Variety talk show featuring an ensemble cast.

    Roving Enterprises for Channel 10
    The Wedge
    26 x 30'
    Producer Steve Dundon
    Starring
  • Jason Gann
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Marney McQueen
  • Kate Jenkinson
  • Sketch comedy series set in Wedgedale, a mythical suburban paradise.

    Cornerbox Productions for Channel 10
    Kidd Kelly
    1 x 11'
    Producer Bernadette O'Mahoney
    Starring
  • Dave Hughes
  • Judith Lucy
  • Pia Miranda
  • Animated television series development.

    Australian Children's Television Foundation

    French children's animation series. 

    One Entertainment France

    Theatre

    Writer 

    Children's musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

    Maverick Musicals

    Children’s musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.

    Maverick Musicals

    Children's musical comedy published and performed across Australia.

    Maverick Musicals

    Children’s musical comedy published and performed across the UK, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. Maverick’s 2006 #1 bestseller.

    Maverick Musicals