{Ben Ward}

Writer and showrunner for television


Ben is a BAFTA-winningwriter for children's television and an experienced writer of grown-up comedy shows.

He wrote for many comedy programmes in the 1990’s, culminating in him becoming the Head Writer of Ant and Dec’s SMTV. The show was enormously successful winning several awards including multiple BAFTA’s.

Ben was then Head Writer of Bus Life on the Disney channel and wrote on several other shows including The Basil Brush Show, a sitcom for which he as nominated as Best Writer for a BAFTA Award.
In 2006 Ben started writing children’s spy drama MI High and hugely popular sketch show Horrible Histories. Ben has been part of the core team behind both award-winning shows, with Horrible Histories becoming the first show of any kind to win 4 Best Programme BAFTAs in the same category, along with a BAFTA for Best Writer.

During this time Ben also co-developed and wrote the BAFTA-winning Tracy Beaker Returns and wrote extensively for grown up comedy series The Impressions Show on BBC1.

In 2012 Ben was asked to develop and become Head Writer of the much anticipated return of Danger Mouse. The show received a wonderful response from children and adults and Ben then ran series 2. Ben’s role took in running the very talented writing team, writing, rewriting and working across the UK and US teams to guide the show through the recordings and animation process.

Ben is also a two-time world toad in the hole champion, which is a lot more impressive than it sounds.

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