Roy has been awarded a personal BAFTA in recognition of his special contribution

to children’s film and television. For ten years, he wrote for the award winning

children's drama series, Byker Grove. Here his first job was to devise a story to

'write-out' the two main characters, PJ and Duncan, played by Ant and Dec! 


As well as Byker Grove, Roy has contributed to many other television programmes

such as Chucklevision and The Ghost Hunter, which won The Radio Times'

Most Popular Children's Television Programme poll.


Most recently, Roy has written for the international animation series 

Casper's Scare School.  


Roy's dramatisation of Raymond Briggs' Fungus the Bogeyman received a Sony Silver Award.

Roy’s work for radio includes dramatizations of Sherlock Holmes Stories and Norse

Myths, as well as children’s classics such as The Wizard of Oz, and Emil and the Detectives.


He has dramatised Michael Morpurgo’s Why the whales Came, Jeremy Strong’s

The 100 Mile and Hour Dog and his own award winning novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons for BBC Radio.



Roy was presented with the BAFTA Children's Film

& Television Writers' Award for his special contribution to children's television by singer and actress Toyah Wilcox.

Roy Apps writes… apps!

Roy writes interactive apps for Children and Family Tours of places

of historic interest. His most recent apps are for Bletchley Park, home

of the codebreakers, and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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