Robert Butler
Writer / Executive Producer

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Robert is an experienced writer and Executive Producer for television drama and young-adult/ children’s series. Robert is currently writing an episode for Strikeback for Left Bank Pictures and Sky/HBO, and he is also developing an original drama series based on the book series The Red Harlequin by author Roberto Ricci, which Robert is attached to show-run. Robert wrote the BBC3 docu-drama Is This Rape? Sex on Trial which was nominated for Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017. Robert also writes regular episodes for BBC1’s Eastenders.

Previously, Robert was a core-member of the writing team for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks from 2010-2014, clocking up a whopping 75 episodes over a five-year-period, as well as a 60-minute episode for the E4 spin-off series Hollyoaks Later. For children’s and young-adult, Robert was lead-writer and Executive Producer across two seasons of his original horror-anthology drama series Creeped Out (with co-creator Bede Blake) for CBBC and DHX, and Netflix have picked up the worldwide streaming rights.

TV Writer (broadcast credits):
Strikeback Series 8 Left Bank Pictures / Sky / HBO
Writer of 1 x 60’ episode and story conferences for season 8 of the prime-time action-drama series
Creeped Out Series 2 CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original horror anthology series- 10 x 30 minute episodes
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
(Production: Summer 2018)
Is This Rape? Sex on Trial BBC / BBC3
Documentary-drama looking at the point of view of both a rapist and rape victim
(1 x 60 minute epsiode – writer of all scripted-drama scenes)
Nominated for Best Original Programme at the Broadcast Awards 2017
Eastenders BBC Drama / BBC1
Regular contributor for the long-running series (2016 – 2018)
7 x 30 minute episodes
Creeped Out CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original horror anthology series
13 x 30 minute minute episodes (TX 2017)
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Dixi Kindle Entertainment / CBBC Drama
Episodes for the fourth series of the interactive children’s drama series (2016)
Casualty BBC Drama / BBC1
Episode for the prime-time medical drama series (2015)
1 x 60 minute episode
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the Channel 4 soap (2010-2014)
75 + episodes commissioned
Hollyoaks Later Lime Pictures / E4
60-minute episode for the E4 spin-off series (2011)
Gigglebiz CBBC / BBC1
Writer for the children’s comedy series
6 episodes across series one and two (2009-2011)
Freshers Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the online Hollyoaks spin-off – episodes 1, 2 & 6 (2010)
Kerwhizz CBBC / BBC1
Episode for the children’s series (2008)
Nuzzle and Scratch CBBC / BBC1
Episode for the children’s series (2008)
Original TV series (in development):
The Red Harlequin Pantomimus Media
Writer & Co-creator of proposed drama series based on the book series by Roberto Ricci
Pilot Script and Series Bible commissioned
Producer: Lisa Hryniewicz Exec Producer: Rick Porras
Freaked Chrysalis TV
Original supernatural drama series
Mumble Bay Lime Pictures
Original supernatural drama series – treatment commissioned
666th Form Proposed supernatural drama series
(Spec script)
Short Film:
Shark Hunt Channel 4
Writer & Director of short film for the 24-hour Film Challenge (Runner-up and Jury’s Favourite)
Screened at Cannes Film Festival, ICA and Shaftesbury Avenue Cineworld