Paul Bassett Davies

After being thrown out of one of Britain’s most prestigious theatre schools, Paul Bassett Davies formed his own multimedia performance company, was the vocalist in an anarchy-surrealist punk band and then turned to comedy writing.

He contributed to many of the most successful radio and TV shows of the Eighties and Nineties, writing for Spitting Image, Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott. He wrote a BBC radio sitcom with Jeremy Hardy and an award-winning show with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden called Do Go On, which he also produced. His radio plays have starred Bill Nighy, David Hemmings, Alison Steadman and Martin Clunes.

He wrote the screenplay for the 2005 feature animation film The Magic Roundabout and has written and produced  music videos with Kate Bush and Ken Russell. He is a former creative director of the London Comedy Writers Festival.

His first novel Utter Folly topped Amazon’s humorous fiction chart when it was published in 2012. His second novel, Dead Writers in Rehab, was published by Unbound in 2017.