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Tom Smith

  • Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards: Lime Pictures, 2022
Tom Smith

Tom has written sketches and jokes for a wide range of topical shows such as DMs Are Open and Newsjack on BBC Radio 4 Extra, NewsRevue and The Treason Show. Tom has also written for the stage, with his short plays being performed at Alphabetti Theatre, Precious Cargo and Southwark Playhouse. His monologue Me and Me Dar was commissioned and recorded as part of Sea Sunderland. Most recently he was awarded a place on the Arts Council funded Drafted Scheme with Sunderland Culture to help complete his first full length play with an industry showing.

‘The Northern Writers’ Awards are one of the most prestigious awards you can win, and I was over the moon to be shortlisted, but to win is life changing. When I started watching Hollyoaks many years ago I never thought I would ever get a chance to write for the show and it’s amazing to think that I now get to go on a placement there. I will never stop pinching myself and I cannot wait to throw myself into the opportunity at Lime.’

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