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Paul Powell

Last updated 13 August 2013


Paul Powell


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Paul Powell has written and produced comedy since 1991.

His TV credits include Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image, It'll Be Alright On The Night, and three series of Life of Riley. Radio credits include The Now Show, The Griff Rhys Jones Show, and It’s Your Round.

A co-writer of the best-selling Top Gear: Alternative Highway Code and non-executive director of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (which represents the interests of writers and safeguards their intellectual property rights), he has picked up a Comedy Award for Al Murray’s Happy Hour, an RTS award for Miranda, and the title of 39th-greatest comedy sketch for "Saying Goodbye" from Smack The Pony.

Powell told Doctor Who News: "I was honoured to work on Doctor Who Live. I'm a dedicated fan, so it was a real dream to be there. I think Peter Capaldi will be superb."

He lists other career highlights as writing for Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, hugging Girls Aloud, and cornering Buzz Aldrin at London Studios!