Artist Profile

Howard Davidson

Howard Davidson is a writer with a 20 year background in comedy and entertainment television, from Challenge Anneka to The Generation Game, Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee to Argumental, Paradise Hotel to The Weakest Link. After a decade of pitches, pilots and hanging out with commissioning editors as Head of Development/EP at Mentorn, Talkback and Tiger Aspect, he recently returned to his writing roots, notching up credits including:

Writer on Horrible Histories, the pop science game show Factomania, and comedy literature series Ten Minute Tales.

Script Consultant on the Vernon Kaye quiz show 1000 Heartbeats.

Writer and Theme Tune Writer for Footie Pups.

Author of the Amazon best-selling 50 Shades of Gravy: The Cookbook, as well as Like Your Friends: The Facebook Personality Bible, and 14 ‘empty’ books including The Point of Katie Hopkins.

Co-writer and performer of 100 episodes of the scripted sketch podcast I Am Idiot.

Creative and funny, Howard is a prolific ideas generator, with a great eye for overall structure in all genres, including comedy, entertainment, funny factual and kids.

 

CREDITS

Footie Pups (Dot To Dot Productions/CBeebies) Writer and Theme Tune Writer, 2015

1000 Heartbeats (Hungry Bear Media/ITV1) Script Consultant, 2014

Horrible Histories (Lion/CBBC) Writer, 2014

Factomania (360 Production/BBC Worldwide) Writer, 2013

Paediatric Retrieval (Bees Nees Media/BBC Alba) Development Exec, 2013

Ten Minute Tales (Bees Nees Media/BBC Learning) Writer, 2013

Backchat With Jack Whitehall pilot (Tiger Aspect/BBC Three) Head of Development, 2012

Argumental (Tiger Aspect/Dave) Head of Development, 2011

What’s So Funny About the 80s/90s/00s? (Tiger Aspect/C4) Devisor, 2011

Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee (Tiger Aspect/Comedy Central) Executive Producer, 2011

Get Squiggling (Dot To Dot Productions/CBeebies) Writer, 2011

A Year At The English National Ballet (Tiger Aspect/BBC Four) Head of Development, 2011

Red Bull Rivals (Tiger Aspect/C4) Head of Development, 2011

Justin Lee Collins: Good Times (Tiger Aspect/Five) Head of Development, 2011

Undercover Dads (Tiger Aspect/CBBC) Devisor/Executive Producer, 2010

JLC: Turning Japanese (Tiger Aspect/Five) Head of Development, 2010

Joanna Lumley’s Nile (Tiger Aspect/ITV1) Head of Development, 2010

Britain’s Best Brain (Tiger Aspect/Five) Head of Development, 2009

Anonymous (Tiger Aspect/ITV1) Head of Development, 2008

Bubble and Squeak (Dot To Dot Productions/Nickelodeon) Writer, 2008

Great British Menu (Optomen/BBC Two) Format Consultant, 2007

Hider In The House (At It/CBBC) Development Consultant, 2007

Stone Cold Sober (Eo Teilifis/RTE) Development Consultant, 2007

Big Cook, Little Cook (Top TV/CBBC) Writer 2006

Digging Deep (Talkback/BBC Two) Head of Development, 2005

When Kim and Aggie Went To Hospital (Talkback/C4) Head of Development, 2005

Risg pilot (Mentorn/S4C) Executive Producer, 2004

Forever Eden (Mentorn/Fox) Co-Devisor, 2004

Paradise Hotel (Mentorn/Fox) Co-Devisor and Consultant Producer, 2003

Blank Screen (Mentorn/ITV1) Devisor and Executive Producer, 2003

Britain’s Worst Driver/DIYer/Husband (Mentorn/Five) Head of Development, 2002

Take My Mother In Law (Mentorn/ITV1) Head of Development, 2002

Sex Bomb (Mentorn/Trouble) Head of Development, 2002

Dog Eat Dog (BBC Entertainment/BBC One) Producer / Co-Devisor, 2001

Playing For Time (BBC Entertainment/BBC One) Producer, 2001

Perfect Ten (BBC Entertainment/ pilot) Producer, 2001

Teddybears (Top TV/BBC Two) Writer, 2001

Dog and Duck (United/CiTV) Writer, 2001

National Lottery: Jetset (BBC Entertainment/BBC One) Development Producer, 2001

The Weakest Link (BBC Entertainment/BBC Two) Format Development, 2000

Come Fly With Me (BBC Entertainment/BBC Choice) Format Development, 2000

Rent Free (BBC Entertainment/BBC Choice) Format Development, 2000

CCTV (BBC Entertainment/BBC Choice) Format Development, 2000

Friends Like These (BBC Entertainment/BBC One) Format Development, 1999

Mind Games (BBC Entertainment/BBC Choice) Format Development, 1999

Foot in the Door (BBC Entertainment/BBC2) Development Producer, 1999

Something for the Weekend pilot (Tiger Aspect/C4) Associate Producer, 1998

SMTV Live (Ant & Dec Productions/ITV) Researcher, 1998  

Jim Davidson's Generation Game (BBC Entertainment/BBC One) Researcher, 1998         

The People Vs Jerry Sadowitz (LWT/C5) Researcher, 1997

Dispatches: The Drop Dead Show (Granada/C4) Researcher, 1997

Line One (Online) Writer 1997

Two Way TV (Interactive) Writer/Researcher, 1997

Split Second (United/Five) Researcher, 1996

Pass the Buck (Zenith/BBC One) Researcher, 1996  

Tellystack (Zenith/UK Gold) Researcher, 1996                                 

Spellbound (Action Time/Sky One) Question Writer, 1995

Think Tank (Action Time/C4), Question Writer, 1995                                                    

Challenge Anneka (Mentorn/BBC One) Runner, 1995

Entertainment Express (Mentorn/NBC) Runner, 1995

Capital Woman (Mentorn/BBC One) Runner, 1995

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