About George

George is a writer and script editor, working across TV, radio and video games.

George broke into writing after a friend persuaded him to submit sketches to Scottish sketch show Pulp Video. From there, he quickly went on to become a writer and script editor on Radio 4's satirical sketch show Week Ending. He became lead writer on The News Quiz and wrote for a large number of radio comedy shows, as well as developing a career in radio drama, adapting books from Molesworth to Karel Capek's War with the Newts.

In television, George has worked on award-winning programmes from Smack the Pony to Horrible Histories, taking in everything from The Weakest Link to Panorama. He also enjoys the challenge of working as a script editor and storyliner, bringing an understanding of a writer’s thought-process to the job of ensuring the best possible scripts are delivered on time. Among his script-editing projects was International Emmy Kids' Award winner Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe. He recently finished script-editing Goldie's Oldies, a major new live-action series for Nickelodeon and is currently writing on and story-editing Theodosia, a new 26-part live-action series for Cottonwood TV.

In videogames, George wrote puzzle-adventure Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery and was narrative designer on Harry Potter: 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 in his previous career as a barrister – particularly the ability to understand a brief fully and quickly and to communicate complex ideas simply and accessibly – with his writing work to help clients impart information entertainingly and memorably.

Among other projects, George is currently working on a new fantasy adventure for a middle-grade audience. He is a member of the Golden Egg Academy. When not writing, George enjoys books, music, theatre, film and, much to his astonishment, running.