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David Tomlinson

Biography

David Tomlinson spent twenty years working as a TV scriptwriter, script editor and producer. He started with a handful of sketches on Spitting Image and The Two Ronnies, went on to write and edit shows staring Hale & Pace, Frank Skinner, Amanda Holden, and Simon Pegg; and ended up as a writer/producer at the BBC, working with writers and performers such as Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook, Olivia Colman, Martin Freeman, David Mitchell & Robert Webb.

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Outside of television, David has published a number of articles, written a short play for the Stephen Joseph Theatre (which transferred to the Bridewell Theatre in London), adapted the Leslie Thomas novel That Old Gang of Mine for Elstree Films, and also adapted a young adult version of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea for Oxford University Press.

When David’s not bothering the keys on his computer, he’s worrying the strings on his guitar. Signed to Village Records, David has played live singer/songwriter sessions for regional BBC radio, and performed at theatres and festivals from North Yorkshire to Kent, including Brian May’s Wildlife Rocks Festival at Guilford Cathedral.

After an academic detour to complete a PhD in autobiographical writing (inspired by the medieval troubadours and the French essayist Michel de Montaigne), David has returned to TV, and is busy on a variety of children’s animation series.

Blog

Meeting Julian Barnes

An interview with Julian Barnes. If only I’d sat on the left hand side of Julian Barnes when we met, I could have spared us both a lot of embarrassment. That’s his deaf side and he wouldn’t have heard a word I said.

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Music

I Was Young

By David Tomlinson

  1. I’m reminiscing
  2. I was young
  3. Catch that train
  4. Samba Turn

Demo tracks for the forthcoming album on Village Records.
All tracks written and performed by David Tomlinson.
Produced by Tom Townsend for Village Records.

The Greatest Freak of All

By David Tomlinson

  1. Tell Me (Julia’s song)
  2. Like Love Do
  3. The Greatest Freak of All
  4. God Almighty
  5. Good Old John Tom
  6. Back in Style
  7. 19 Years Old
  8. At the Devil’s Door
  9. Kinder Way
  10. Around Again
  11. All I Know

Songs written by David Tomlinson.
David Tomlinson: Lead vocals, harmonies, all instruments.
Alex Thompson: harmonies tracks 3, 5 & 9, guitar intro & cajon track 3.
Alex Kirby: harmonies tracks 2 & 11.
Produced by Oliver Knight.
Cartoons by Julia Huby.

Gigs

3 December, 2017
Gig at the Watermark Café
The Watermark Café
3 June, 2017
Dave Tomlinson + Tom Townsend
The Milton Rooms, Malton
5 May, 2017
Dave Tomlinson + Tom Townsend
The Stephen Joseph Theatre
30 May, 2014
Supporting Yeah Yeah Castle
The Collection, Lincoln
23 May, 2014
The Star Inn
Weaverthorpe
10 May, 2014
Malton Blues Festival
Suddabys, Malton
5 May, 2014
Brian May’s Wildlife Rocks Festival
Guilford Cathedral
7 December, 2013
Nomad Cafe
Eastborough, Scarborough

Writing

Dodger

Script Polish - Live Action Film, Splendid Film GmbH

Dodger is a novel written by Terry Pratchett, set in early Victorian London, and inspired by Charles Dickens’ character the Artful Dodger.

Bruiser

Writer/Producer

BBC Two comedy sketch show, starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Martin Freeman, Olivia Colman, Matt Holness, and Charlotte Hudson.

Buy Watch Episode 1

We Know Where You Live

Writer/Producer

Channel 5 comedy sketch show, starring Simon Pegg, Amanda Holden, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Fiona Allen, Ella Kenion, and Jeremy Fowlds.

Buy Watch Titles

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16

Children’s adaptation by Jules Verne and David Tomlinson.

Professor Aronnax knows all there is to know about creatures that live in the sea. So when he hears about a mysterious sea monster attacking ships he is determined to find it. He is joined by his colleague, Conseil, and Ned Land, a brave sailor. But their adventures really begin when they meet Captain Nemo. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea tells the story of their adventures beneath the oceans. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences.

These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children’s authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original.

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Animation

Loggerheads

Magma Films NDF/Trickompany/ ITEL/Hamburg Film Fund/Pro-Sieben

Norman Normal

Magma Films/Teleimages

Super Builders

Something Big/Mr Cartoon/Uyoung/Planet Nemo Animation.

Usain Bolt (Pilot)

Hoot Comedy

Best Bugs

Je Suis Bien Content/Watch Next Media/Disney Channel

Little Astro Boy

Something Big/Tezuka Productions/Planet Nemo Animation

The Boy Who Switched off the Sun

Animated Film Development/Fourth Wall Publishing

Dumper & Skoop

Mavi Baykus Animation Studio

Photos & Video

Photo Gallery

Store

Bruiser

Writer/Producer

BBC Two comedy sketch show, starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Martin Freeman, Olivia Colman, Matt Holness, and Charlotte Hudson.

Buy

We Know Where You Live

Writer/Producer

Channel 5 comedy sketch show, starring Simon Pegg, Amanda Holden, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Fiona Allen, Ella Kenion, and Jeremy Fowlds.

Buy

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Children’s adaptation by Jules Verne and David Tomlinson.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 16

These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children’s authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original.

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Links

Richard Jay Parker

Richard Parker worked as a professional TV writer for twenty two years and started by submitting material to the BBC. After contributing to a wide variety of TV shows he became a head writer, script editor then producer.

Pixel Play

We provide a range of creative solutions with imagination and technical expertise in the development of dynamic digital communications.

Alex Kirby

Personal website for Alex Kirby, a singer/songwriter.

Tom Townsend

Tom is an active Composer, Performer, Session Musician, Music Producer and Promoter.

Village Records

Fresh sounds with a Vintage Soul.

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