Tom
Basden

Tom Basden is an award-winning writer and actor having performed and written extensively for comedy shows on the BBC and Channel 4.

His own co-created series on ITV 2, Plebs, won Best New Comedy Programme at the 2013 British Comedy Awards, where Tom was also nominated for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist, and the show’s third series received a nomination for Best TV Situation Comedy at the Writer's Guild Awards. Plebs is currently on Season 4.

Tom formed the comedy sketch group Cowards, along with three of his contemporaries from the Cambridge Footlights, which went on to have its own series on BBC 4. He continues to perform with fellow comedian Tim Key as double act Freeze and has featured on Radio 4’s Tim Key's Late Night Poetry.

2017 saw Tom become a regular on BBC2’s Quacks. His other performing credits include Ricky Gervais's feature film Life on the Road, Jam and Jerusalem and The Armstrong and Miller Show.

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Television

Performer & Executive Producer 

Beresford Sophie 
Director Jamie Jay Johnson
BBC Studios
Matt 
Director Ricky Gervais
Netflix/Derek Productions
Aurelius 
Director Sam Leifer
ITV2/Rise Films
Daniel Craig 
Writer George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore
BBC2/Genial Productions Ltd.
Daniel 
Director Annie Griffin
UKTV & RTE 1/Merman
Simon 
Director David Sant
Sky One/What Larks! Productions
Jeremy Corbyn 
Director Adam Miller
Channel 4/Noho Film & TV
John (Regular) 
Director Andy De Emmony
BBC2/Lucky Giant
Adrian 
Director Ian FitzGibbon
Channel 4/What Larks! Productions
Noel Ward 
Director John Morton
BBC2/Hulu
Daniel Shepherd 
Director John Morton
BBC2/BBC Productions
Autograph Expert 
Director Ricky Gervais
Channel 4/Derek Productions
Simon 
Director Jamie Jay Johnson
BBC Productions
Customer 
Director Becky Martin
Channel 4/Objective Productions
Paul Fairweather 
Director Jonathon van Tulleken
BBC Comedy/Ironfist Productions
Job Advisor 
Director Matt Lipsey
Sky 1/Baby Cow Productions
Various 
Director Ben Kellett
Channel 4/Hat Trick
Robert 
Director Lorenzo Sena
Syfy/Cinemax
Jamie 
Director Sam Leifer
BBC3/Baby Cow Productions
Rick 
Director Ed Bye
BBC1/Rude Boy Productions
Coat/Garlic (Voice) 
Director Steve Clark
BBC3/BBC Productions
Fusebox 
Director Ben Gregor
ITV2/Tiger Aspect
Llallakkiss 
Director John Henderson
BBC2/BBC Productions
Spike 
Director Mandie Fletcher
BBC1/BBC Productions
Martin 
Director David Sant
BBC1/Channel X
Various 
Director Elliott Hegerty
Channel 4/Objective Productions
Various 
Director Steve Bendelack / Ben Gregor
BBC4/Trunk
Mr. Woodley 
Director Charles Palmer
ITV1/Tiger Aspect

Theatre

Ensemble 
Director Lyndsey Turner
National Theatre
Ensemble 
Director Lyndsey Turner
National Theatre
Ensemble 
Director Lyndsey Turner
The Gate Theatre
Jones 
Director Phillip Breen
The Invisible Dot

Writer & Performer 

Writer/Performer (One Man Show) 
Director Tom Basden
The Pleasance, Edinburgh
Writer/Performer (Stand-Up) 
Director Tim Key / Tom Basden
BAC & Soho Theatre (Hen & Chickens)
Writer/Performer (One Man Show) 
Director Stefan Golaszewski
Edinburgh Festival & Melbourne Comedy Festival
Writer/Performer 
Director Tim Key / Stefan Golaszewski / Tom Basden / Lloyd Thomas
The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Film

Dan Harvey 
Director Ricky Gervais
BBC Films
The Hunk 
Director Jonathan van Tulleken
Ironfist Productions
Philip 
Director Bert & Bertie
M&Em Films
The One and Only Herb McGwyer Plays Wallis Island (Short Film)
Winner of UK Film Council Kodak Award for Best British Short Film
Herb McGwyer 
Director James Griffiths
Moxie Pictures

Radio

Lord 
Director James Robinson
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Gregor 
Director James Robinson
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Lord 
Director James Robinson
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Himself 
Director Various
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Guest Performer 
Director Julia McKenzie
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Himself 
Director Various
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Jones 
Director Julia McKenzie
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Himself 
Director Julia McKenzie
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Himself 
Director Katie Marsden
Production Company BBC Radio 4
Himself 
Director Various
Production Company Avalon / BBC Radio 4