My So-Called Life

Oscar winning movies, Emmy-nominated TV shows – Paul Alexander has watched them all. But occasionally he opens his laptop and does a bit of writing.

For Idea Hat productions, Paul has just co-written a pilot (and taster mini-episode) for an animated comedy, Do Not Resuscitate, while for Wild Child Animation, Paul will be head writer and script editor for another in-development adult animated comedy: Butthole Biscuits.

His other current projects include, for Lime Pictures, the pilot of a new musical sitcom TV series. He has also been commissioned to turn a movie he wrote for Gold Circle Films (From Me to You) into a stage show.

His lockdown project, in collaboration with Kim Fuller, with whom he co-wrote four series of the very popular BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Castle was Comics Rebubbled, an anthology of comic pieces using repurposed vintage comics to make brand new stories.

Other recent ventures include helping create some new standup material with (and for) Jasper Carrott and for the stage he is developing a new musical based on the world’s most famous consulting detective for West End producer AP Enterprises.

Also for the stage he is helping develop Henry – A Killer New Musical based on the career of America’s first serial killer.

In collaboration with Thom Southerland and Irving Berlin(!) he created a brand new musical – The Smallest Show on Earth – which toured the UK at the end of 2015.

He co-wrote the BBC Radio 4 sitcom The Castle (four series) and wrote several episodes of the Disney Channel musical series Groove High. Other recent work TV includes BBC sitcom Life of Riley, and Nickelodeon’s Summer in Transylvania. He also co-created the Dreamworks Animation TV series Neighbors from Hell (for TBS).

He spent a year writing for Emmerdale and created, script-edited and wrote half the four-season 48 episode run of the family sitcom My Spy Family for Cartoon Network (their first ever live action sitcom). He also script-edited series two and three of John Sullivan’s The Green Green Grass.

His screenplays include Staggered, which he also co-produced (and which picked up three awards including Best Film at the 14th International Festival Du Comedie at Vevey, Switzerland) and Seeing Double (the S-Club movie!).

See full CV here.

The Smallest Show on Earth 

“…Paul Alexander (has) expanded the original David and Goliath battle between the decrepit Bijou cinema and the garishly modern Grand and developed characters to suit a musical theatre construct…this new Berlin musical comedy is an absolute gem.”

The Stage

Dead Roots

“Issue one’s standout…is Paul Alexander and artist Sally Jane Thompson’s ‘Wheels‘, the tale of a husband’s love for his wife that transcends the apocalypse…explores the bonds tying families to each other (and to each other’s memories) in the face of the ultimate tragedy.”

SFX Magazine