Longer ago than he cares to - or indeed can - remember George started out in radio comedy, where he quickly became script editor of Week Ending before going on to become lead writer on The News Quiz and to work on programmes including Dead Ringers, Loose Ends and, to his surprise, the Woman’s Hour 50th Anniversary Special. He adapted Karel Capek’s War with the Newts for Radio 3 and Stephen Potter’s Upmanship books for Radio 4 and worked with Patrick Barlow to bring the adventures of Nigel Molesworth to life.
In television George has worked on award-winning programmes from Smack the Pony to Horrible Histories, taking in everything from The Weakest Link to Mock the Week to Panorama. He also enjoys the challenge of work as a script editor and storyliner – most recently on Kindle Entertainment/CBBC’s Hank Zipzer - bringing an understanding of a writer’s thought-process to the job of ensuring the best possible scripts are delivered on time.
George wrote puzzle-adventure Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery and was narrative designer on Book of Potions from J.K. Rowling. He has particular skill in dealing with the challenges of peripheral-based gaming, having worked on series such as Eyepet and Buzz! as well as Book of Potions in addition to developing new narratives for VR gaming.
George’s work for corporate clients has seen him bring together the skills he acquired as a barrister – particularly the ability to understand a brief fully and quickly and to communicate complex ideas simply and accessibly – with his comedy-writing to help clients impart information entertainingly and memorably.
When not writing, George enjoys books, music, theatre, film and, much to his astonishment, jogging.