David Tyler (producer)

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David Tyler (born 24 June 1961)[1] is a British television and radio comedy producer, executive producer and director. He is also the co-founder of the independent production company Pozzitive Television, which he set up in 1992 with Geoff Posner.[2]

Pozzitive - Radio[edit]

Pozzitive - Television[edit]

  • Dead At 30, pilot, producer, 1991.
  • Paul Merton: The Series, producer, series 1 and 2, 1991-1993.[28]
  • Absolutely, producer, series 4, 1993.[29]
  • Introducing Tony Ferrino - Who? And Why? - A Quest, producer, 1993
  • The Tony Ferrino Phenomenon, producer, 1993.
  • The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show, Producer, 1994.[30]
  • Pauline Calf's Wedding Video - "Three Fights, Two Weddings & A Funeral", producer, 1994.
  • The Marriage Of Figaro, executive producer, 1994
  • The Paul Calf Video Diary, producer, 1994.
  • Coogan's Run, producer, 1995.[31]
  • The End Of The Year Show, producer, 1995.
  • Cows, pilot, producer, 1997.[32]
  • dinnerladies, series 1 & 2, executive producer, 1998–2000.[33]
  • Stephen Fry's 'Live From The Lighthouse', producer, 1998.
  • tlc, producer, 2001.[34]
  • Gash, producer, 2003.[35]
  • The Strategic Humour Initiative, producer, 2003.[36]
  • The Comic Side Of 7 Days, producer/director, series 1 & 2, 2004-5.[37]
  • Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off… To Glastonbury, producer, 2007.[38]
  • Music Hall Meltdown, producer, 2007.[39]
  • Saturday Live Again!, producer, 2007.[40]
  • For One Night Only, executive producer, 2008.
  • Milton Jones Live Universe Tour: Part 1 - Earth, DVD producer, 2009.[41]

Pozzitive Television[edit]

Since the founding of Pozzitive Television, Tyler has been responsible for working on various British comedy programmes. The shows that he has worked on have numerous awards including a BAFTA, a silver Rose d'Or, two silver Sony Awards, four bronze Sony Awards,[1] and a Comedy.co.uk Award.[42]

His shows which have won or been nominated for awards include BBC Two sitcom Three Fights, Two Weddings and a Funeral, which won the 1994 BAFTA for Best Comedy (Programme or Series);[43] the BBC Radio 4 stand-up comedy show Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation, which was the first full-fledged comedy show from an independent production company for Radio 4, and won a bronze Sony Award in 1995;[44] Victoria Wood's television sitcom dinnerladies, which won the British Comedy Awards for "Best new comedy" in 1999 and "Best comedy" in 2000;[45] Radio 4 sitcom Cabin Pressure which was nominated for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for "Best Radio Comedy/Light Entertainment";[46] Radio 4 sketch show Bigipedia which came second for the Comedy.co.uk Award for "Best British Radio Sketch Show 2009" (behind That Mitchell and Webb Sound);[47] and Another Case of Milton Jones, which won the Comedy.co.uk Award for "Best British Radio Sitcom 2010".[42] In 2010, Tyler was nominated for the Radio Production Award for "Best Entertainment Producer".[48] In 2012 Cabin Pressure was nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award for 'Best Scripted Comedy Drama', and Another Case of Milton Jones won Silver for Best Comedy at the Sony Radio Academy Awards 2012.

Other work[edit]

Tyler Directed Steve Coogan's national Stage Tour 'The Man Who Thinks He's It', in 1998, which also featured Julia Davis and Simon Pegg.[49]

He also produced and directed the audiobook versions of the popular children's book series 'Mr Gum', by Andy Stanton, for BBC Audio.[50]

  • You're a Bad Man Mr Gum, 2006.
  • Mr Gum & The Biscuit Billionaire, 2010.
  • Mr Gum & The Goblins, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Tyler, Esq". Debrett's. 7 May 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-09-03. 
  2. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (1 June 2009). "A Pozzitive cornucopia: producer's web encyclopedia of British comedy". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/c/ca/cabaret_upstairs__the.html
  4. ^ http://epguides.com/BigFunShow/
  5. ^ http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/d/di/dial_m_for_pizza.html
  6. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/pq/radiohaha/HEYRRRAD.html
  7. ^ http://epguides.com/LiveonArrival/
  8. ^ http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/unnatural.html
  9. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/jeremy_hardy_speaks_to_nation/details/
  10. ^ http://www.radiolistings.co.uk/programmes/v/ve/very_world_of_milton_jones__the.html
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/99pchallenge/
  12. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/giles_wemmbley_hogg_goes_off/
  13. ^ http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/mjones.html
  14. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/another_case_of_milton_jones/details/
  15. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/armando_charm_offensive/details/
  16. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/deep_trouble/details/
  17. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/the_castle/details/
  18. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/cabin_pressure/details/
  19. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/the_genuine_particle/details/
  20. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/bigipedia/details/
  21. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/jo_caulfield_wont_shut_up/details/
  22. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ysq46
  23. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01fnk0z
  24. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hkz35
  25. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/radio/kevin_eldon_will_see_you_now/
  26. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02ykygj
  27. ^ http://pozzitive.co.uk/radio/john-finnemores-double-acts
  28. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101168/fullcredits#cast
  29. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0122332/fullcredits#cast
  30. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108812/fullcredits#cast
  31. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/coogansrun/
  32. ^ http://www.comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/cows/details/
  33. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0161140/
  34. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339972/
  35. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364810/
  36. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384562/
  37. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443360/
  38. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1181815/
  39. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1031259/
  40. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1556032/
  41. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Milton-Jones-Live-Universe-Earth/dp/B002PE20WA
  42. ^ a b "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2010". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  43. ^ "Television Nominations 1994". BAFTA. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  44. ^ Wolf, Ian. "Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  45. ^ Lewisohn, Mark (2003). Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy (2nd ed.). London: BBC Worldwide. ISBN 0-563-48755-0. 
  46. ^ "Guild Awards 2010 - shortlists announced". Writers' Guild of Great Britain. 10 October 2010. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  47. ^ "The Comedy.co.uk Awards 2009". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  48. ^ "BBC Radio Scotland Secures Production Awards Nomination". All Media Scotland. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  49. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0192631/
  50. ^ http://www.mrgum.co.uk/

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