Ben was a BBC contract writer for Radio Light Entertainment
in the mid 1990s during which time he also wrote for many TV shows including
Spitting Image, Saturday Live, Smack the Pony, Alasdair MacGowan's Big
Impression and the Big Breakfast. In 1997 he started performing comedy
on Live and Kicking with Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston. He then moved to
ITV where he wrote (and then Script Edited) SMTV through its many award
winning years. Since then he has written numerous children's comedy programmes
including Horrible Histories (winner best children's Entertainment, best
writer BAFTA 2010), Tracy Beaker Returns (winner best children's drama
BAFTA 2010), The Basil Brush Show, Stupid, As the Bell Rings, Emu, MI
High, and Disney's award winning Bus Life for which he was nominated for
a BAFTA as Best Original Writer in 2004. Ben is also currently one of
the core writers of BBC1's The Impressions Show.
As a writer/performer Ben was one sixth of the Cheese Shop sketch group
who had several series on Radio 4 and a series on the paramount comedy
channel. He was also one third of Men in Trousers who appeared on Live
and Kicking from 1997 to 1999.
Ben is a two-time European Masters "Toad-in-the-hole"
Champion and the captain of the current World Champions. He is also a
Quoits champion and captain of the top ranked skittles team in the whole
of the Lewes area. In case you hadn't worked it out already, he likes
pub games. Since 2010 he has been a director of Lewes