John
Morton

Writer for film and television

John created, wrote and directed the much acclaimed comedy series Twenty Twelve, which won the BAFTA for Best Sitcom, revolving around preparations for the London Olympics, first broadcast on BBC4 and BBC2 in 2011. The second series aired across two blocks during the build-up London 2012 and became a cult hit when life imitated art. John then followed up by sending the main character to the BBC for the BAFTA award-winning W1A which ran for three critically acclaimed series. 

John's first comedy People Like Us began life on Radio 4 and transferred to BBC2The series won the Royal Television Society Award for Best Comedy and the Silver Rose for Comedy at the Montreux Television Festival, as well as being nominated for a BAFTA, a British Comedy Award and a South Bank Show Award.

John is currently working on the UK version of Call My Agent! for which he will write, direct and executive produce.

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Television

Writer & Director & Executive Producer 

English language version of the French series, which was created by Fanny Herrero.

Takes place at talent agency where agents scramble to keep their star clients happy.





Bron Studios & Headline Pictures
In development

Writer & Director & Creator 

The third series of the BAFTA-award winning comedy.

BBC Productions for BBC2
W1A series 2
1 x 60' and 3 x 30'
Producer Paul Schlesinger
Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Jason Watkins
  • Second series of the mockumentary spin-off from Twenty Twelve

    BBC Productions for BBC2
    W1A
    4 x 60'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Monica Dolan
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Sarah Parish
  • Ian Fletcher, ex-head of the Olympic Deliverance Committee, returns to our screens as Head of Values at the BBC

    BBC Productions for BBC2
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Morven Christie
  • Jessica Hynes
  • The award winning comedy returns for a final series before the Olympic Games
    BBC Productions for BBC2
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Amelia Bullmore
  • Olivia Colman
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Second series of the Olympics based mockumentary
    BBC Productions for BBC2
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Olivia Colman
  • Vincent Franklin
  • Jessica Hynes
  • Sit com series following the team preparing London for the upcoming Olympics
    BBC Productions for BBC4
    Starring
  • Darren Boyd
  • Amanda Holden
  • Chris Langham
  • Caroline Quentin
  • Sit com about two counsellors who work together in a partnership
    Carlton Television for BBC1
    People Like Us: Series 1
    RTS Winner: RTS Television Award Best Situation Comedy
    6 x 30'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Sarah Alexander
  • Julia Davis
  • Rebecca Front
  • Chris Langham
  • Award winning sit com about a hapless film maker and his subjects
    BBC Productions for BBC2
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Starring
  • Tamsin Greig
  • Chris Langham
  • Lucy Punch
  • David Tennant
  • Second series of the award winning sit com
    BBC Productions for BBC2

    Writer 

    The Gist
    1 x 30'
    Producer Paul Schlesinger
    Spoof arts review show
    BBC Productions for BBC4

    Director 

    Creator Mark Tavener
    Starring
  • John Bird
  • Stephen Fry
  • Comedy set in the world of PR

    BBC Productions for BBC2

    Radio

    Writer 

    Starring
  • John Bird
  • John Sessions

  • Broadcaster BBC Radio 3

    Writer & Creator 

    Producer Paul Schlesinger

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Starring
  • Alexander Armstrong
  • Rebecca Front
  • Ben Miller
  • Award winning satirical newspaper show

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4

    Film

    Writer 

    The story of lost hope

    DJ Films
    In Development