Artist Profile

Matt Charlton

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Matt is a sought-after writer and performer, who landed his first writing job on BBC Radio 4’s award winning ‘Listen Against’.  In 2014 his co-written sitcom ‘Wasted’ was optioned by Retort (Fremantle Media), Matt has also since written for The News Quiz, HIGNFY, been one of the head writers for a sketch show pilot for Audible UK, and on the writing team for the Rinderland Channel 4 pilot for SO Television. 

He is currently working with the internationally renowned Framestore on a project for TruTV in the US. He was one of the writing team on Charlie Brooker’s BAFTA nominated ‘Election Wipe’ in 2015.

With a background in production at BBC Radio, he is ideally positioned to understand the inner workings of a show, and his love and knowledge of comedy is such that he can adapt his style to suit a broad range of formats, disciplines, and comedians.

As a performer – he acted alongside John Kearns, Greg James, Jenny Bede and Olivia Lee in a sketch show pilot for Audible, providing many of the voices. In 2017 he began working with Shortlist Media's new video channel as a writer and a performer links to the videos can be found below.


Book Of Man, 2018

Rinderland (Pilot), SO Television, Channel 4, 2017

Mr Doolittle, Framestore NY, TruTV, 2017

Shortlist (Writer/Performer), 2017

The Poke, 2017

ADBL fm (Writer/Performer), Pixiu for Audible, 2015/2016

Victoria's Secret Fasion Show, Done + Dusted, 2015

Charlie Brooker's Election Wipe, House of Tomorrow, BBC Two, 2015

Wasted (Pilot), Optioned by Freemantle Media, 2014

Wasted, BBC Comedy, 2013

Animal Antics, Talkback, BBC One, 2012

Britain Unzipped (Pilot), Talkback, BBC Three, 2012

Listen Against, BBC Radio 4, 2009-2011

End Of The Year Quiz, BBC 6 Music, 2010

The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4, 2009

George Lamb presents the Today Programme, BBC 6 Music, 2009

The Radio Academy, 2008

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