Drama and Comedy Writer
Steve devised and wrote the comedy/drama series, Growing Pains, for BBC TV. (20 x 50 minute episodes). This was based on his experiences as a foster parent and started life on Radio 4 as his 12 part comedy series.
He was commissioned to write situation comedy pilots by Thames TV, the BBC and TVS, and an eight-part educational series, Parents and Teenagers, for Central TV.
He's written for many comedy sketch shows and was commissioned to write two stage-plays, King of the Blues and Adult Pantomime, part of a comedy revue for Derby Playhouse and was commissioned by the Central TV Youth Drama Group to write a play, Streetfighters.
His book, 'Writing TV Scripts', was published in February 2005 and received some excellent reviews. His book on positive thinking, 'Choose Happiness' (Ten steps to bring the magic back into your life) was published in December 2007.
Has been a course tutor and main speaker at various Writers' Holidays, including those at Caerleon (Gwent University), The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick and the Annual NAWG Writers' Weekend in Durham. Has performed his own comedy material as after dinner speaker and on BBC Radio Derby.
For seven years he lectured and conducted workshops in various forms of scriptwriting at Derby University.