Robert Butler
Writer / Executive Producer

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Robert is an experienced writer and Executive Producer for television drama, comedy and young-adult/ children’s series. Robert is currently in production on the second season of his original horror-anthology drama series Creeped Out (with co-creator Bede Blake) for CBBC and DHX, which Robert is also Executive Producing. This comes off the back of the hit 13-part first season which launched in 2017 and Netflix have recently picked up the worldwide streaming rights. Robert is also currently 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. Rob 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.

 

TV Writer (broadcast credits):
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
Creeped Out CBBC / DHX / Netflix
Original horror anthology series
13 x 30 minute minute episodes (TX 2017)
Writer/Co-Creator/Executive Producer
Eastenders BBC Drama / BBC1
Regular contributor for the long-running series (2016 – 2018)
7 x 30 minute episodes
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
Mumble Bay Lime Pictures
Original supernatural drama series – treatment commissioned
666th Form Proposed supernatural drama series aimed at the ITV2/E4 audience
(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