My first opportunity to write for TV came when I was picked for a BBC writers' workshop fronted by Lenny Henry (the mentor for my group was Richard Curtis, at the time barely known for more than Roland Rat). I went on to write for the the multiracial comedy show The Real McCoy (BBC2) which starred Meera Syal, Curtis Walker, Llewella Gideon, Kulvinder Ghir and Felix Dexter, which ran for five series. When Llewella was later approached by Radio 4 to write a radio version of her one woman stage show, Little Big Woman, she invited me to join as co-writer. The Little Big Woman Radio Show ran for three series and starred Llewella Gideon along with Brian Bovell, Roger Griffiths, Jo Martin and Mandy Knight.
I've also written for a children's animated sketch show (Street Monsters, CBBC) and several episodes of the children's TV show Kerching! (CBBC). A half hour sitcom pilot, Shifting, co-written with Llewella Gideon, was commissioned by the BBC, Executive producer Jon Plowman.
One of my favourite gigs was Blouse and Skirt (BBC2) when I wrote a series of sketches for actors Robbie Gee and Eddie Nestor (now the presenter of Drivetime on BBC Radio London) in their female characters Tanisha and Felitia, the Ragga Girls. Wouldn't work now but it was funny at the time!