Bede Blake
Writer / Executive Producer

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Bede is a BAFTA-winning writer and Executive Producer for television drama and young-adult. For adult drama, Bede is currently developing original projects with Big Talk, Various Artists, Chrysalis TV, Wall to Wall and Lime Pictures. Bede’s first original series was the six-part BBC comedy-drama 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. His other broadcast drama credits include a core-writer deal on Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later and Holby City for BBC1.

For young-adult and children’s, Bede was lead-writer and Executive Producer for two seasons of the original BAFTA-winning children’s horror drama series Creeped Out (with co-writer Robert Butler) for CBBC/DHX, which Netflix picked up the worldwide streaming rights for. The series won the Best Drama Children’s BAFTA 2019. Bede was previously 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.

 

Awards:
BAFTA AWARD: WINNER Creeped Out Season 2: Best Drama Series at the children’s awards (2019)
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Television credits (broadcast):
The Unloved Paradise Media / ZDF Germany
Lead-writer on forthcoming hi-concept 60’ drama series (2020)
Strikeback Series 8 Left Bank Pictures / Sky / HBO
In the writers’ room for season 8 of the prime-time action-drama series (2019)
Creeped Out Series 2 CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original spooky children’s anthology series – 10 x 30 minute episodes
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Winner of the Best Drama Children’s BAFTA 2019
Nominated for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Programme or Series at the Canadian Screen Awards (2020)
Creeped Out CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original spooky children’s anthology series- co-created with Robert Butler (2017)
Writer of 10 x 30 minute episodes (co-written with Robert Butler)
(Writer/Co-Creator)Nominated for WGGB Screenwriting Award (2019)
Nominated for British Screenwriting Award (2019)
Nominated for Best Drama at Royal Television Society North Awards (2019)
Nominated for Best New Series at Kidscreen Awards (2019)
The Evermoor Chronicles Lime Pictures / Disney
Lead Writer and Executive Producer for two seasons of the hit teen mystery-drama series – 36 x 30’ episodes (2014 – 2016)
Writer of 2-hour pilot episode premiered on The Disney Channel US/UK
Writer of 15 x 30’ scripts for the first season /  Executive Producer
Writer of 6 x 30′ scripts for the second season / Executive Producer
Shown in 160 countries around the world
Holby City BBC Drama
Writer for the continuing medical drama series
1 x 60 minute episode
So Awkward Writer of 4 x 30-minute episodes for the children’s comedy-drama series (2014-2018)
Strange Hill High CBBC
Writer for the second series of the comedy puppet series (2014)
1 x 30 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)
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):
The Badness Lime Pictures / Otherama
Original 45′ supernatural series (pilot script commissioned) Writer/Creator/Co-Producer
The Initiated Chrysalis TV
Original 60′ adult hi-concept drama series (in development) Writer/Creator
Rule of Three Various Artists TV
Original 60′ adult-drama series (under option) Writer/Creator
The DM Wall to Wall
Original 60′ relationship-drama-series (treatment commissioned) Writer/Creator
500 Page Suicide Note Big Talk Productions
Original 60′ YA-drama series (treatment commissioned) Writer/Creator
Haze 60′ drama series following the students and residents of a small coastal university town – Writer/Creator
Original television series (previously in development):
 Cicada Warp Films / Channel 4
60-minute drama series following the adventures of a runaway teen in Australia
(Writer/Creator)
Middle Man Bronte Film & Television
Australian-set comedy-drama series
(Writer/Creator)
Bad Mum Lime Pictures
Original drama series
(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)
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)
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
Dula Bonafide UK
Feature-comedy about a male dula
Awards:
The Last Laugh BBC3
Winner of Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran’s round of the BBC’s televised sitcom-writing competition (2005)