Alan
Connor

Scriptwriter, joke-writer and journalist

Alan Connor's narrative work includes The Rack Pack (BBC snooker film), A Young Doctor's Notebook (Daniel Radcliffe / John Hamm) and Nigel Farage Gets His Life Back (BBC2).

He has written comic material for Charlie Brooker, Caitlin Moran and Sue Perkins and has worked on panel shows including Have I Got News For You and 8 out of 10 Cats along with topical programmes and game shows.

Alan was also the question editor for the BBC2 quiz Only Connect and has written two books for Penguin; Two Girls, One on Each Knee (about the strange world of crosswords) and The Joy of Quiz (about why we enjoy remembering things).

Alan's has also been a presenter for C4's The Word and The Big Breakfast as well as reporting for the The Daily Politics (BBC).

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CV

Television

Writer

Writer 
Expectation Entertainment for Channel 4
Writer 
Director Ollie Bartlett
Remarkable Television/BBC 2
Writer 
Director Various
Hat Trick Productions/BBC 1
Writer/question editor 
BBC Studios
Writer 
Yellow Door Pictures
Writer 
Whizz Kid Productions for BBC
Additional material 
Yellow Door for CBBC
Co-Writer 
Producer Kate Daughton
Director Ben Palmer
Starring
  • Kevin Bishop
  • A fly-on-the-wall mockumentary following the day-to-day reality of being Nigel Farage

    Zeppotron/BBC 2
    Writer 
    Producer Barney Reisz
    Director Brian Welsh

    Original comedy drama based in the world of snooker in the 1970s and 1980s

    Zeppotron/BBC iPlayer
    Writer 
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    Director Robert McKillop & Alex Hardcastle
    Starring
  • Jon Hamm
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Comedy drama based on the short stories by Mikhail Bulgakov

    Big Talk Productions/Sky Arts
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Channel 4
    Writer 
    Producer Andrew Fettis
    Director Various

    An evening of unpredictable and entertaining live theatre, produced by Battersea Arts Centre in partnership with Arts Council England

    Battersea Arts Centre/BBC 4
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Hotsauce/ITV 1
    Question Editor/Question Setter 
    Director Siân G. Lloyd
    BBC 2
    Writer 
    Director Lorry Powles
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Tiger Aspect/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Producer Greg Berlanti
    Director David Petrarca (2 Eps)
    Starring
  • Sigourney Weaver
  • A divorced, former First Lady, currently serving as the Secretary of State, deals with State Department issues whilst trying to keep her family together

    CPL Productions/USA Network
    My Future Self
    Pilot for 6 x 30'
    Writer 
    Producer Ben Cavey

    Sitcom about a thirty-something guy who travels back in time to advise his teenage self on school, love and family life

    Tiger Aspect/BBC
    In Development
    Writer 
    Producer Graham Smith
    Director Dominic Brigstocke

    A variety of women work in The Debonnaire, a brothel run by a skilled granny

    Silver River/Channel 5
    Co-Writer 
    Writer Andi Osho (Co-Writer)
    Zeppotron
    Writer 
    Writer Shaun Pye (Co-Writer)
    Silver River
    Writer 
    Producer Geoff Posner
    Director Geoff Posner
    Starring
  • Celia Imrie
  • Comedy pilot set in the world of conspiracy theory, UFOs, and mysterious intergalactic comings-and-goings

    Pozzitive Television
    Pilot
    Writer 
    Producer Clelia Mountford
    RDF
    Writer 
    Director Tim Hibberd
    BBC 3
    Writer 
    Director Various
    BBC 2
    Writer 
    Director Al Campbell & Lorry Powels
    Zeppotron/BBC 4
    Writer 
    Director Paul Wheeler
    UKTV/Dave
    Writer 
    Director Barbara Wiltshire
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Richard van't Riet
    Second Act Productions/ITV
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Andrew Chaplin/Lucy Forbes
    BBC 4
    Writer 
    Director Richard Valentine
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Various
    STV Productions
    Pilot
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Tiger Aspect/Dave
    Writer for Sue Perkins 
    Director Various
    BBC
    Pilot
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Various
    Zeppotron/Channel 4
    Writer 
    Director Stephen Stewart
    Green Inc/BBC 4

    Radio

    Writer

    Writer 
    Producer Phil Critchlow
    Production Company BBC Radio 2
    Writer 
    Producer Ed Morrish
    Production Company BBC Radio 4