Tom Melia
Writer / Producer


Tom is a writer, director and producer for television comedy, drama and feature-film. Tom is currently developing his original half-hour comedy-drama series The Big One for Channel 4 and The Comedy Unit, as well as his hour-long drama series The Deed for Channel 4 and Various Artists with his sister/co-writer Charlotte Melia. Tom’s original romantic-comedy feature film Vibes and Stuff is currently in development with BBC Films. He is also a regular writer for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks having written over 50 episodes for the series.

Tom’s previous original TV comedy Fail is currently available on BBC3, having been produced by The Comedy Unit, and is based on Tom’s own original web-comedy series The Art of Awkward Conversation which he wrote, produced and directed. Tom also writes for children’s and is currently developing an original children’s series with Kindle Entertainment/Disney and Tom was also part of the writers room on the second series of Netflix children’s drama Free Rein.

Tom has extensive experience as a producer/director and working with production teams worldwide, working across a variety of genres. Tom also started Notebook Films, which regularly collaborates with exciting new creative talent to create multi-disciplinary content:


Television writing credits (broadcast):
Fail The Comedy Unity / BBC3
Original TV comedy pilot based on Tom’s own comedy web-series The Art of Awkward Conversation
Writer/Creator/Associate Producer
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Writer for the Channel 4 soap (2014-present)
50 x 30 minute episodes
Free Rein Lime Pictures / Netflix
Writers room for the second-series of the children’s drama
Original TV drama/comedy (currently in development):
The Big One The Comedy Unit / Channel 4
30′ comedy-drama series – pilot script commissioned (2018)
Second script and readthrough commissioned (2019)
Writer/Creator/Associate Producer
The Deed Various Artists / Channel 4
60′ comedy-drama – in development with co-creator Charlotte Melia
Producer: Roberto Troni
Pilot script commissioned for Channel 4 (2019)
Nowhere Cove Lime Pictures
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Under option
The Splash Kindle Entertainment / Disney UK
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Pilot script commissioned
Co-created and written with Charlotte Melia
The Famous Poppelstones Lime Pictures
Original children’s comedy-drama series
Feature Film (currently in development):
Vibes & Stuff Shooting Script Films / DJ Films / BBC Films
Original romantic-comedy screenplay (co-written with Nathan Bryon)
Funded development with BBC Films (2019)
Original TV drama/comedy (previously in development):
Medieval The Comedy Unit
Original teen-comedy series
Royal Ranch Disney UK
Development work for Disney comedy-drama series
Super Happy Fun Times BBC Studios
Comedy about a group of teenagers working in a theme park. Pilot script commissioned.
The Mild Bunch Hat Trick Productions
Hi-concept comedy-drama series – Treatment commissioned
Flat White What Larks Productions
Sitcom about a city boy who falls from grace and is forced to take a job with his sister in her independently-run coffee shop
Planet of the Tapes Noho Film & TV
Returnable comedy series following a group of friends working in a video shop in 1992
Co-created and written with Charlotte Melia
The Art of Awkward Conversation Comedy web-series celebrating the bizarre, insipid, or just plain awkwardness of British conversation:
Producer/Director television credits:
This Morning ITV Studios / ITV1
Producer/Writer/Director for the daily magazine show
The One Show BBC / BBC1
Producer/Writer/Director for the prime-time BBC1 show
Loose Women ITV
Producer/Director for the daily chat show
Drop Down Menu Channel 4
Fern Channel 4
Producer/Director for Fern Brittain-hosted daily chat show
Galaxy Awards ITV
TV Book Club Channel 4
Richard & Judy Channel 4 / Watch
Saturday Kitchen BBC
VT Director
Michael Buble: My Kind of Tour ITV
VT Director
Celebrity Pressure Cooker BBC
VT Director
Short film / online:
The Legendary Jesse Poppelstone Finalist, Performance Film Comp
Short Film – Producer
Thought @ Work Short Film – Producer
Dear Patrick Short Film – Producer
Virgin Atlantic ‘Still Demanding’ Online – producer
Various Stepping Stone Media
Online – producer
Kallo Online – producer
VNC Cocktails Online – producer
Other production credits:
Spendaholics BBC
Brainiac Sky
A Mighty Heart Revolution Films