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television writer and playwright
Hi, I’m Tim Bain, television writer and playwright, specialising in comedy, action-adventure, animation and children’s entertainment… anything with a funny bone, adrenalin pulse or beating heart.
Born and bred in Melbourne, I’m now based between London and Australia, writing for both adults and kids on UK and Australian television. My credits include series on Disney XD, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, CBBC, CBeebies, Sky, Teletoon and Netflix.
I won the 2018 British Writer’s Guild Award for Best Children’s Episode and the 2017 Australian Writers Guild Award for Best Animation.
I’ve written for several popular TV shows, children’s series, comedy festival shows and stage shows, and material and jokes for personalities including my childhood hero MC Hammer!
My handful of high school musicals are published by Maverick Musicals and have been performed across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada and South Africa.
My award-winning short films and animations have featured performances by exceptional talent such as Eric Bana, Sigrid Thornton and Dave Hughes.
I also write as an international correspondent for cinema magazine FilmInk, interviewing talented filmmaking folk including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Danny Boyle, Michel Gondry and Paul Greengrass.
Please feel welcome to drop by anytime, watch some clips, or contact me below.
My fabulous agent Jessica Cooper can be contacted at Curtis Brown.
Writing for TV
I write TV comedy, action-adventure and animation for audiences aged 3 to 100.
I’ve written dozens of episodes for some of the world’s most loved preschool series including PJ Masks, Pocoyo, Thomas & Friends, Bluey, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Go Jetters and Digby Dragon.
For 6-12s, Morph, Disney XD’s Counterfeit Cat and Boyster, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, Strange Chores, Spongo, Fuzz & Jalapêna, Bottesnikes & Gumbles, The New Adventures of Figaro Pho, Winston Steinburger & Sir Dudley Ding-Dong and Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed.
For adults, series include topical comic chat show Rove, sketch comedy The Wedge, and Sky’s multi-award-winning Formula-1 action-comedy series Tooned 50, animated by Framestore and starring Alexander Armstrong, Brian Cox and Jenson Button.
I also work on series development, writing bibles and pilot scripts for networks and content creators – including a series based on the Angry Birds movie, a series for Aardman Animation, CBeebies’ Numtums and the hit action-adventure Go Jetters.
Check out more series below…
HIGH SCHOOL SPOOF-ICAL
Welcome to Sweet Valley High, a perfect world of perfect all-American Disney teens – jocks, cheerleaders, eggheads… and an outcast gang of redheads.
A fast, funny, groovadelic spectacular celebrating six decades of pop culture: rock ‘n’ rollers, hippies, disco-dancers, yuppies, emos and hip hoppers.
A young film school graduate has her Australian opus stolen by a conniving producer and turned into a Hollywood blockbuster.
When a nerdy teenager turns a portable classroom into a time machine, a mischievous detention class is sent hurtling back through history.