ALAN STAFFORD – COMEDY WRITER


RADIO DRAMA

RADIO COMEDY

RADIO DOCUMENTARIES

TELEVISION & STAGE

PRESS QUOTES

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TELEVISION

THE ONE RONNIE (BBC1, Gold)

Commissioned gag writer for Ronnie Corbett’s 80th birthday sketch show – nominated for British Comedy Award.  Performer: Ronnie Corbett.  Producer: Gareth Edwards.

HEADCASES (ITV1, ITV2)

Contributor of topical news gags to this computer animation satire show.  Also available on DVD.  Performer: Dan Maier.  Director: Henry Naylor.

SEE HEAR (BBC2, BBC1)

Extracts from radio play "All Fingers and Thumbs" and interviews with cast and writer.  Actor/Presenter: Fifi Garfield.  Interviewees: Alan Stafford, Bill Nighy, Susannah Doyle.  Editor: Terry Riley.

BREMNER, BIRD & FORTUNE and RORY BREMNER … WHO ELSE? (Vera/Channel 4)

Contributor of topical gags to both series.  Performer: Rory Bremner.  Producers: Mark Robson, Jon Magnusson.

THE 11 O’CLOCK SHOW (Talkback/Channel 4)

Contributor of topical gags to 4 series.  Performers: Fred MacAulay, Daisy Donovan, Iain Lee, Sarah Alexander, Jon Holmes.  Producers: Phil Clarke, Dominic English and others.

THE BRIAN CONLEY SHOW (Pearson/ITV)

On topical gag writing team.  Performer: Brian Conley.  Producer: Mark Robson.

THE TWO RONNIES (BBC1, ITV3)

News item in Series 11, Show 1.  Performer: Ronnie Barker.  Producer: Marcus Plantin

STAGE

TEN MINUTE MUSICAL CHALLENGE (Greenwich Theatre, London)

"Leave It To The Monkeys" - a musical inspired by an article in the Financial Times of 11th February 2006. Devised, written and rehearsed that day - and premiered at 7.00 pm the same evening.  Script: Alan Stafford.  Music & Lyrics: Michael Bruce & Saul Jaffe.  Performers: Giles Alderson & Joanna Ampil.  Directors: Fiona Laird & Mike Dixon.

NEWSREVUE (Canal Café Theatre, London)

Contributor of topical song lyrics and several sketches

SKIT-SHARED (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

Sketch writer/performer in comedy duo

RANSOM SUMS & GEOFFREY and DUNCAN’S BUNKER

One-act comedy plays performed in Sir John Mills Theatre and other Suffolk venues.