Gareth Gwynn

Comedy Writer, Presenter & Producer


CV

Gareth Gwynn is an experienced comedy writer, script editor, radio presenter and producer. He is the co-writer of the sitcoms Ankle Tag, Tourist Trap, Bull and The Goodies - The Big Ben Theory. He has written for The News Quiz, The Now Show, Have I Got News For You and Top Gear and is a former recipient of the BBC Radio Comedy department’s writer’s bursary. This is a big list of things he’s done, nominally split into categories and not including the ones where he had to sign an NDA.

         
Sitcoms Archive And Cut-Up Shows Documentaries Satirical Shows Script Editing
Sketch/Stand Up Writing Music Radio Presenting Performing Production Awards

Sitcoms

   
Ankle Tag (with Benjamin Partridge) BBC Radio 2, 2015
BBC Radio 4/BBC Radio Wales, 2017-20
Tourist Trap (with Sian Harries and Tudur Owen) BBC One Wales, 2018-19 (cf. Performing Credits)
BBC Radio Wales, 2020 (cf. Production Credits)
The Goodies - The Big Ben Theory (with John-Luke Roberts,
Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Barnaby Eaton-Jones)
Audible, 2019
Tony Law: 21st Century Adventurer (Pilot)
(with John-Luke Roberts)
BBC Radio 4, 2017
The Coopers Verses The Rest (Pilot) - Additional Material BBC Two, 2016
Bull (with John-Luke Roberts) GOLD, 2015
Passing On BBC Radio Wales, 2014
Social Club FM (with Elis James and Chris Corcoran) BBC Radio Wales, 2011-13
Those That Can’t (Series 4) (with Chris Corcoran) BBC Radio Wales, 2012
Antiquity (Pilot) (with John-Luke Roberts) BBC Radio 4, 2010

Archive And Cut-Up Shows

   
The Other Side Of Tom Jones Writer, BBC Radio Wales, 2020
Archive On 4: Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Archive Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio 4, 2019
The Now Show Writer/Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2011-13, 17, 19 (cf. Writing Credits)
Elis James: Nabod y Teip Writer, S4C, 2019
Gareth Gwynn’s Twisted History Of BBC Radio Wales Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2018
Elis James: Cic Lan yr Archif Writer, S4C, 2018
Just A Minute: 50 Years In 28 Minutes Producer, BBC Radio 4, 2017
Gareth Gwynn’s Twisted 2017 Presenter/Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2017
I Love Wales Writer/Presenter, BBC One Wales, 2013
Gareth Gwynn’s Twisted 2014 Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2014
Gareth Gwynn’s Twisted History of BBC Wales Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2014
Listen Against Writer/Researcher, BBC Radio 4, 2007-11
Play & Record Writer/Performer, BBC Radio 7, 2007
BBC BackChat (Pilot) Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio 7, 2007

Documentaries

   
Gareth Gwynn Declares Independence From Wales Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2020
The Welsh Under Canvas Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2017
The Greatest Ever Faker Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio 4, 2016
Gareth Gwynn’s Little Book Of Welsh Rock Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio 4, 2015
Gareth Gwynn’s Little Book Of Welsh Independence Writer/Presenter, BBC Radio 4, 2014

Topical and Satirical Shows

   
The Now Show Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009-21 (cf. Archive Credits)
O’r Diwedd Writer, S4C, 2016-19 (c.f. Production Credits)
We Need To Talk About… Writer, Spotify, 2017-19
Live At Eleven Performer/Devisor, BBC Radio 4, 2019
The News Quiz Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2008-17
The Vote Now Show (Election & EU Specials) Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2010, 2015-17
Fred MacAulay’s Wet Hot Political Summer Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2016
XFM Breakfast Show with Jon Holmes Writer, XFM London, 2013-15
Have I Got News For You (Series 47-48) Writer, BBC One, 2014
The Now Show 2012 Live! (Olympic Specials) Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2012
Russell Howard’s Good News Additional Material, BBC Three, 2010, 2012
The News Quiz Extra Writer/Contributor, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2011
The Now Show Extra Writer, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2011
What’s The Story? Script Editor, BBC Radio Wales, 2010 (cf. Production Credits)
I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009
The Extra Time Quiz Writer, BBC Radio Wales, 2008
Tilt Writer, BBC Radio 7, 2008

Script Editing

   
Welcome Strangers Script Editor/Writer , BBC Radio Wales, 2020-21
Felicity Ward: Appisodes Script Editor, BBC Radio 4, 2018-20
The Sink: A Sleep Aid Script Editor, BBC Sounds, 2020
Tudur Owen: Zoo Script Editor, BBC Radio 4, 2020
The Joy Of Text Script Editor, BBC Radio 4, 2019
Tudur Owen: Where On Earth Is Anglesey? Script Editor, BBC Radio 4, 2018
Please Hold (Pilot) Script Editor, BBC Radio Wales, 2017
Newsjack Script Editor (Series 2-6), BBC Radio 7 / 4 Extra, 2010-12
Writer (Pilot & Series 1-7), BBC Radio 7 / 4 Extra, 2009-12
Sketchland Script Editor, BBC Two Scotland, 2015
Here Be Dragons Script Editor/Writer , BBC Radio Wales, 2013-15
Reception Script Editor/Writer, BBC Radio 2, 2011

Sketch and Stand Up Writing

   
Top Gear (Series 25-26) Programme Associate, BBC Two, 2018-19
Sue Perkins’ Earpedia Writer, Audible Originals, 2017-18
The Dave Berry Breakfast Show (Online Content) Writer, Absolute Radio, 2018
State Of The Nations Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2016-17
Now The Twelfth Night Show Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2017
Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes Writer, BBC Radio Wales / BBC Radio 4Extra, 2012-16
Jonathan’s Six Nations Quiz Writer, BBC One Wales, 2016
Elis James’ Guide To Machynlleth Writer, BBC Radio Wales, 2015
Beat The Intro Writer, Audible Originals, 2015
Bridget Christie’s Christmas List Additional Material, BBC Radio 4, 2015
Best Behaviour Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2015
XFM/Heart On-Air Promotion Adverts Writer, XFM/Heart - This Is Global, 2015
Small Scenes Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2013
Show & Tell Writer, E4, 2011
Jon Holmes’ Mob Rule Writer, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2011
The Armstrong & Miller Book Writer, Sphere Publishing, 2010
The Armstrong & Miller Show Writer, BBC One, 2010
The Jason Byrne Show Writer, BBC Radio 2, 2010
Dilemma (Pilot) Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2010
Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009
Laurence & Gus - Hearts & Minds Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009
Look Away Now Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009
I’m Spartacus Writer, BBC Radio 2, 2009
Broken Arts Writer, BBC Radio 4, 2009

Gareth has also assisted a number of comics prepare for panel shows including The Unbelievable Truth (BBC Radio 4, 2017-18), Mock The Week (BBC One, 2011-6), Show and Tell (E4, 2011) and What’s The Story? (BBC Radio Wales, 2010-11) and assisted in the writing of stand-up material for Edinburgh shows.

Music Radio Presenting

   
BBC Radio Wales Sunday Afternoon Show Regular Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2016-17
The Rhod Gilbert Show Stand-in Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2012-17
BBC Radio Wales Early Sunday Morning Show Regular Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2010-16
BBC Radio Wales Summer Saturday Afternoon Show Regular Presenter, BBC Radio Wales, 2013-15
Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Anthems Regular Presenter, Afan FM, 2007
Gareth Gwynn’s Big Night In Regular Presenter, 106.3 Bridge FM, 2006

Other Performing

   
The Beef And Dairy Network (Episode 23, 41, 61) Performer, Maximum Fun Podcast, 2017-20
Tourist Trap Voice Over, BBC One Wales, 2018-19 (c.f. Sitcom Writing Credits)
Voice Over, BBC Radio Wales, 2020
Ankle Tag Performer, BBC Radio 4, 2020 (c.f. Sitcom Writing Credits)
Funny Nation Contributor, BBC One Wales, 2019
James King’s Cinema Stories Guest, Podcast, 2019
Any Stupid Questions Guest, Podcast, 2019
International Waters Panellist, Maximum Fun Podcast, 2016, 2018
Exploding Brain Myths Voice Over, Web Series, 2016
The Leak with Tom Price Guest, BBC Radio Wales, 2014
What’s The Story? Panellist, BBC Radio Wales, 2013 (cf. Production Credits)
Do The Right Thing Panellist, Podcast, 2013
Parallel Lines Radio Performer, Dirty Protest Theatre, 2013
Scramblecast - A Touchcast Demonstration Writer/Performer, BBC Online, 2013
Film Fandango Guest, Absolute Radio Podcast, 2012
Nintendo TV News Voice Over, Future Publishing / Nintendo Wii, 2010-11
Something Else Panellist/Contributor, BBC Radio Wales, 2010
Papa’s Got A Brand New Wigbag Writer/Performer, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2010
Too Late For Breakfast Panellist, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2009
B.A.D. Radio Writer/Performer, GWR Bath, 2008
Funny Business Performer, BBC 2 Wales, 2008

Gareth has also spoken at a number of events including the BBC’s Sound: Now And Next Event (2015), Radio Academy’s TechCon (2014), the BBC Wales Leadership Group (2013) and the Radio Academy Festival as part of the session on the 30 Under 30 (2012).

Comedy Production

   
Tourist Trap - The Stay At Home Special Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2020 (c.f. Sitcom Writing Credits)
O’r Diwedd Creative Producer, S4C, 2016-19 (c.f. Satirical Writing Credits)
Just A Minute: 50 Years In 28 Minutes Producer, BBC Radio 4, 2017 (c.f. Cut-Up Show Credits)
Phil & Alice’s Comedy Night Development Producer, BBC Radio 1, 2013
Social Club FM (Pilot) Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2011 (cf. Writing Credits)
What’s The Story? (Series 2-4) Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2010-11 (cf. Performing Credits)
Jest A Minute with Rhod Gilbert (Series 2) Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2008
The Rhod Gilbert Show Stand-in Producer, BBC Radio Wales, 2008 (cf. Presenting Credits)
The Roop & Tom Breakfast Show Producer, XFM South Wales, 2007-8

Gareth has also produced a number of music shows including Move And Groove (BBC Radio Wales, 2007), The Evening Show (BBC Radio Wales, 2008) and Chris Needs (BBC Radio Wales, 2008-9).

Awards

   
BAFTA Cymru - Best Entertainment Show Nomination - Cic Lan Yr Archif 2019
Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination - Cic Lan Yr Archif 2019
Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination - O’r Diwedd 2017 2019
Audio Production Awards - Gethin Thomas Comedy Award – Nomination 2018
The Radio Academy ARIAS – Best Entertainment Nomination – Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes 2017
British Comedy Guide Awards – Nomination – Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes 2017
Art Of Neuroscience - Honourable Mention - Exploding Brain Myths 2016
Selected for the Prix Marulic Radio Festival, Croatia - The Greatest Ever Faker 2016
Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination - Here Be Dragons 2016
Celtic Media Festival - Best Documentary Nomination - “…Little Book Of Welsh Independence” 2015
Radio Academy Bronze Award - Writer / Script Editor on Here Be Dragons 2014
No. 6 on Western Mail’s 25 Home Grown Comedy Stars List 2013
Radio Academy 30 Under 30 2012
Sony Radio Gold Award – Writer on The Jason Byrne Show 2011
BBC Radio Comedy Department – Writer’s Bursary Recipient 2009 / 10
4Talent Awards: Radio Presentation Award - Gareth Gwynn’s Alternative Anthems 2007
BBC New Talent: Witty & Twisted: Finalist - BBC Backchat 2007
Funny Business: Finalist 2007
Student Radio Award: Best Comedy: Gold - Component Parts 2004
Student Radio Award: Best Comedy: Silver - Because Fish Are Funny 2003