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George Poles

Writer, Children's

Agent: Jean Kitson - jean@kitsonpress.co.uk

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Ever since running away from a career as a barrister, George has written for a wide range of programmes, covering everything from Radio 4’s News Quiz and Dead Ringers and Radio 3’s Saturday Play to the BAFTA-winning Double Take, Emmy-winning Smack the Pony and multi- garlanded national favourites like Horrible Histories. He has written and script-edited many children’s shows, including Dani’s House, Ye Olde Dragon’s Den and Hank Zipzer. In addition to TV and radio, George has worked as writer and narrative designer on several videogame projects, from indie projects like Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Adventure to AAA games like Wonderbook: Book of Potion from JK Rowling.

Work

Children's TV - Writing

Ye Olde Dragon's Den (2015)
CBBC

1/5th of writing team

The Furchester Hotel (2013-2015)
CBeebies / Sesame Workshop

4 x 11′ episodes

Horrible Histories (2009)
Lion TV / BBC

Series 1 (assorted sketches)
Nominated for BAFTA Children’s Awards for Best Factual Programme and Best Writing
Nominated for RTS Best Children’s Programme

Spoof (2006)
BBC

Assorted sketches

Stupid (2005)
BBC

Assorted sketches

Chucklevision (2001-2002)
BBC

4 x 15′ episodes
Co-written with Simon Littlefield

The A-Z of Politics (2001)
BBC

Children’s educational series

Script Editing

Hank Zipzer: The Christmas Catastrophe (2016)
CBBC / Kindle Entertainment

90′ Christmas Special
Won International Emmy Kids Award 2018 for Best TV Movie/Mini-Series
Nominated for BAFTA Children’s Comedy (for the series) and Drama (for the Christmas special) awards 2017
Nominated for Professional Excellence Film & TV award by the Royal Television Society Yorkshire 2017

Hank Zipzer Series 3 (2015)
CBBC / Kindle Entertainment

Co-Script Editor
13 episodes
Nominated for International Emmy: Series, Kids 2016

Dani's House (2009-2018)
The Foundation / CBBC

Series 3 & 4
26 episodes

The Right Time (2004)
BBC Radio 4

Writer & Script Editor

Week Ending (1996-1998)
BBC Radio 4

Writer & Script Editor

TV Writing

When Women Rule The World (2008)
September Films / Channel 4
The Charlotte Church Show (2008)
Monkey / Channel 4
The Weakest Link (2007)
BBC
Driving Me Mad (2006)
BBC
Mock The Week (2006)
Angst Productions / BBC2
He's Having a Baby (2005)
Hat Trick / BBC1
What's The Problem? with Anne Robinson (2005)
Hat Trick / BBC1
You Be The Judge (2005)
Talent TV / BBC1
The Politics Show (2004)
BBC
Have I Got News for You? (2004)
Hat Trick / BBC1
Secrets of Leadership (2002)
BBC
Up Late with Mel & Sue (2001)
BBC
Class TV (2001)
BBC
Panorama: Referendum Street (2001)
BBC
Double Take (2000)
Tiger Aspect / BBC2

Won BAFTA Award for Innovation 2002

Smack The Pony (1999)
Talkback / Channel 4

Won an Emmy Award for Best Popular Arts Show

Bremner, Bird & Fortune (1998-1999)
Vera / Channel 4
The 11 O'Clock Show (1998)
Talkback / Channel 4
The Big Breakfast (1998)
Planet 24 / Channel 4
Haywired (1989)
BBC Scotland
Rory Bremner - Who Else? (1997-1998)
Vera / Channel 4
Pulp Video (1995)
BBC Scotland / BBC 2

Video Games

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle (2017)
Sega Europe
It's Quiz Time (2017)
Snap Finger Click
Playstation VR Worlds: Ocean Descent (2016)
Sony Studio London
Wonderbook: Book of Potions from JK Rowling (2013)
Sony Studio London
Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery PSP/IOS (2013)
Lucid Games
Eyepet and Friends (2011)
SCEE
Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz PSP (2010)
Curve Studios for Sony
Buzz! Quiz World PS3 (2009)
Relentless Software for Sony
Buzz! Quiz World PSP (2009)
Curve Studios for Sony

Radio

The Skool Days of Nigel Molesworth (2014)
CPL Productions / BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Patrick Barlow

Recorded For Training Purposes (2006-2007)
BBC Radio 4
Woman's Hour 50th Anniversary Edition (2006)
BBC Radio 4
The Scoundrels' Return (2006)
BBC Radio 4
War With The Newts (2004)
Catherine Bailey Ltd / BBC Radio 3
The Right Time (2004)
BBC Radio 4

Writer & Script Editor

Baggy Trousers: Molesworth (2003)
BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Simon Littlefield

Baggy Trousers: Jennings and Darbishire (2003)
BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Simon Littlefield

Dead Ringers (2000-2001)
BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Simon Littlefield

Beat The Kids (2002-2003)
BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz (1998-2007)
BBC Radio 4
The News Huddlines (1996-1998)
BBC Radio 2
What on Earth? (1998)
BBC Radio 2
Week Ending (1996-1998)
BBC Radio 4

Writer & Script Editor

Books

As a Dodo (2007)
Summersdale

Co-written with Simon Littlefield