Bede Blake
Writer / Producer

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Bede is a writer and Executive Producer for television comedy, drama and children’s. He is currently lead-writer and Executive Producer for his original children’s horror drama series Creeped Out (with co-writer Robert Butler). Bede is also lead writer and Executive Producer for the hit teen mystery-drama Disney’s The Evermoor Chronicles, having written 21 x 30-minute episodes across two seasons. Previously, Bede was a core writer on two seasons of Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis and also wrote episodes for CBBC series such as Strange Hill High, Hank Zipzer, Rocket’s Island and So Awkward.

Bede’s adult drama credits include a core-writer deal on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later and Holby City for BBC1. Bede’s first original sitcom was the six-part BBC comedy Shelfstackers, which he also associate-produced. Bede also wrote and created the Sky Living romantic-comedy pilot Officially Special starring Katherine Parkinson, which aired as part of the Love Matters season.  Bede is now currently developing a number of original drama projects, including his teen-drama series Cicada with Warp Films/Channel 4 and original drama Haze with Buccaneer/ITV- pilot script commissioned.

 

Television credits (broadcast)
The Evermoor Chronicles Lime Pictures / Disney UK
36x 30’ teen mystery drama series – lead writer and Executive Producer across two seasons of the hit series
Writer of 2-hour pilot episode premiered on The Disney Channel US/UK (TX Halloween 2014)
Writer of 15 x 30’ scripts for the first season (2015)
Writer of 6 x 30′ scripts for the second season (2016)
Shown in 160 countries around the world
Creeped Out CBBC Drama / CBBC
Original spooky children’s anthology series- co-created with Robert Butler
13 x 30′ (Production Spring 2017)
(Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer)
Strange Hill High CBBC
Writer for the second series of the comedy puppet series (2014)
1 x 30 minute episode
Holby City BBC
Writer for the continuing medical drama series (2014)
1 x 60 minute episode
Rocket’s Island Lime Pictures / CBBC
Writer of 1 x 30-minute episode for the second series of the children’s fantasy-drama (2014)
So Awkward Channel X / CBBC
Writer of 3 x 30-minute episodes for the children’s comedy-drama series (2014)
Officially Special Channel X / Sky Living
Workplace comedy set in the miscellaneous department of the Book of World Records starring Katherine Parkinson (TX March 2013)
Creator, writer and associate producer
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Story-liner and core writer for the popular Channel 4 teen soap (2011-2013)
15 episodes commissioned
Hank Zipzer Kindle Entertainment / CBBC
Writer for the children’s comedy series based on the books by Henry Winkler
2 x 30-minute episodes for series one (2013)
Hollyoaks Later Lime Pictures / E4
60-minute episode for the late-night spin-off series (2012)
House of Anubis Lime Pictures / Nickelodeon
Core writer for the third season of the hit children’s teen mystery series
Twenty one episodes of the second season of the teen mystery series
Nominated for People’s Choice Award at Children’s BAFTAs (2012)
Shelfstackers Conker Media / BBC Switch
6 x 30-minute sitcom about a group of teenagers working at a supermarket (2010)
Creator, lead-writer and Associate Producer
My Family DLT Entertainment / BBC1
Table writer for series ten of the family sitcom (2010)
Original television series (in active development)
Haze Buccaneer Pictures / ITV2
60-minute drama series following the students and residents of a small coastal university town
Pilot script commissioned for ITV
(Writer/Co-Creator)
 Cicada  Warp Films / Channel 4
60-minute drama series following the adventures of a runaway teen in Australia
(Writer/Creator)
The Psychopath Next Door ITV Studios / Sky Living
Development work for proposed drama-thriller series created by Julie Rutterford and starring Anna Friel (2014)
Zombification Lime Pictures
Original children’s series
(Writer/Creator)
Bad Mum Lime Pictures
Original drama series
(Writer/Creator)
The Chocolatier Lime Pictures
Victorian-set period drama about two rival family chocolate firms
(Writer/Co-Creator)
Little Ships Lime Pictures
Period drama series about the Dunkirk landings
(Writer/Co-Creator)
Original television series (previously in development)
The Key Guy ITV Studios
60-minute comedy-drama about a sixth form facilities manager who is seduced into renting college spaces out after hours
Peckham Knights Hat Trick / Channel 4
Sitcom following the lives of four vigilante do-gooders in south-east London
Co-written with Ian Curtis
The Way of Ian Kudos Film & Television
Sitcom about a young man down on his luck who starts a religion to rejuvenate his life
On the Side Sprout Pictures
Contemporary sitcom which follows two ‘kept people’ – one girl, one guy – who have been set up by their older lovers in the same building
My Feminine Side Sprout Pictures
Comedy about a quintessential ‘bloke’ and shameless objectifier of women who inherits an awkward, lumpy 11 year-old girl
Separation Anxiety Carnival Film & Television
Comedy about what happens when your parents decide they want to be happy, rather than married
Friends in Low Places Carnival Film & Television
A comedy about being lead astray
Failure is an Option The Comedy Unit
The adventures of a crap cop and a hackneyed crime writer
Winner of the John Grange Cup for comedy (Player-Playwrights)
Land of the Blind High concept comedy where giant plants and humans live side by side
Film
Dula Bonafide UK
Comedy about a male dula – in development
Awards
The Last Laugh BBC3
Winner of Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran’s round of the BBC’s televised sitcom-writing competition (2005)