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 recently completed work on a pilot script (and completed mini-episode) for an animated comedy Do Not Resuscitate. And for Wild Child Animation, Paul is head writer and script editor for another proposed adult animated comedy called 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 is Comics Rebubbled, an anthology of comic pieces using repurposed vintage comics to make brand new stories.

The musical he wrote in collaboration with Thom Southerland and Irving Berlin(!) – The Smallest Show on Earth – toured the UK at the end of 2015.

He is currently writing another musical, Keep Your Lipstick On (about the feisty occupants of a cancer support group) with the same team with whom he previously developed a musical – for West End producer AP Enterprises – based on the world’s most famous consulting detective.

He also scripted Henry – A Killer New Musical (based on the career of America’s first serial killer) with composer Lawrence Michalowski.

Other recent TV ventures include signing a first-look deal to create (in collaboration with Paul Mendelson) three new comedies for indie producer Sly Fox Productions and other stage ventures include.

Paul co-wrote several episodes of the Disney Channel musical series Groove High. Other recent TV work 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 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!).

Do Not Resuscitate Idea Hat Productions – 2022

Butthole Biscuits – Wild Child Animation/Ferly – 2021

Triangles – Lime Pictures – 2020/21

3 New Comedy Formats – (w. Paul Mendelson) Sly Fox Productions 2016-2019

Yo Ho High – CBBC (2nd pilot script) 2016


Yo Ho High – CBBC (pilot script/series bible)  2014/15

Groove High – Planet Nemo for Disney Channel UK – 2012/13


Life of Riley – series 2&3 – (CBL for BBC1) – 2010/2011


Summer in Transylvania – The Foundation for Nickelodeon – 2010

Neighbors from Hell – co-creator – Dreamworks for TBS – 2010


Emmerdale – ITV – 2009/10

My Spy Family – Kindle Entertainment 2007/8

my spy family

Rocketboy – Cosgrove Hall 2008

The Revenge Files of Alistair Fury 2007 (Elephant Productions for BBC) Bafta-winner!

Green Green Grass – Shazam Productions/BBC 1/Script editor 2006/7

My Parents are Aliens series 3,4,5,6 & 7 – Granada Kids/ITV

My Parents Are Aliens

Help! I’m A Teenage Outlaw – Footpad Films for CiTV

All About Me (two series) – BBC1

My Hero (two series) – BBC1

my hero

Miami 7, LA 7, Hollywood 7 and Viva S-Club! 19 Productions for CBBC

Red Dwarf series 7 & 8 – (Grant Naylor for BBC2) Co-Writer & Script Editor


Goodnight Sweetheart – BBC1

The 10%ers – ITV (British Comedy Awards – Best ITV Sitcom)


Sherlock – AP Ents – 2018/2019 – workshops

Henry – A Killer New Musical (in development) – 2018

Jasper Carrott – Tour Material 2016/17

The Smallest Show on Earth (UK tour) – Batway Productions 2015 – click here for info

smallest show small pic

The Smallest Show on Earth (workshop) – Batway Productions 2014

Aladdin – The Old Vic Panto, 2005/6, Co-Writer

Aladdin Poster

Radio Times – Book Revisions, 2002

Radio Times


Comics Rebubbled – brand new comedy/spoof/satire comic using vintage artwork and rebubbled words.

VS Comics – (multi-genre anthology comic)

VS 1 Cover

Dead Roots (digital zombie anthology)



From Me To You – Gold Circle Films – 2020

Pirate Academy – Gold Circle Films – 2019

S Club Seeing Double – Columbia Pictures

Staggered – Writer and Co-Producer

The Castle – Pozzitive Productions for BBC Radio 4 (4 series) 2008-2012

The Castle

Love 40 New Balls Please (3 series) – BBC Radio 2

The Red Dwarf Diary – Penguin (#3 Sunday Times bestseller!)

The Space Corps Survival Manual – Penguin

reddwarf survival manual

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