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Ed Amsden & Tom Coles

  • Writers

Ed & Tom are regular writers for both TV and Radio, having written material for flagship BBC programmes including HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, THE NEWS QUIZ, MOCK THE WEEK, and as part of the head writing team on DEAD RINGERS.

Past/current options on their original material include Avalon, Black Dog Television, Big Talk, BBC Studios and Hat Trick. They have been selected for the inaugural Sky Comedy Rep playwriting scheme (a 2021 partnership between Sky Studios and Birmingham Repertory Theatre), and were recently part of the writers room on a team-written comedy pilot script commission for Black Dog/ITV2.

Other work includes regular script-editing on NEWSJACK, IT’S JOCELYN and Angela Barnes’ YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Outside of broadcast comedy, they have also written promotional content for NowTV, including JOHN CLEESE TALKS THE WALKING DEAD. Previously students on the inaugural Writing and Producing Comedy Diploma at the National Film & Television School, they are now regular guest speakers at the school.

Selected Credits (See Full Credits)

Dead Ringers (Radio)


2014 - 2022

BBC Studios

You Can’t Take It With You (Radio)

Script Editors


Impatient Productions

Spotlight Tonight With Nish Kumar (Radio)


2016 - 2017

BBC Studios

Sky Arts Summer (Television)

Script Editors


King Bert

Have I Got News For You (Television)



Hat Trick


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