Kay is a writer performer with many years’ experience in TV, Film, Theatre & Radio. She won the Titheridge Award for promising new comedy writer in 1995, one of only a handful of women ever to do so and has been on the writing team of many award-winning TV shows including ‘My Family,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep,’ ‘Harry Enfield and Chums,’ and ‘Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression.’
Kay is the co-founder of ‘FEMALE PILOT’ CLUB’ a new showcase for female comedy writers launching in June 2019 featuring Arabella Weir, Rob Webb, Tracy Ann Oberman and Jordan Stephens.
The FEMALE PILOT CLUB PODCAST hosted by Kay and Abigail Burdess launched in January 2022 with episodes featuring Georgia Pritchett (Veep, Succession, Janice Hallett (The Appeal, The Twyford Code) and Julie Bower (So Awkward.)
For Radio Kay created the original and critically acclaimed radio series ‘Audio Diaries’ which ran for three seasons on Radio 4 and co-created ‘Robin and Wendy’s Wet Weekends,’ which ran for four seasons on Radio 4 and is regularly broadcast on Radio 4 Extra. Kay is also the creator of the Radio 4 comedy drama series ‘Bad Salsa’ starring Sharon Rooney, Camille Coduri and Natasha Little.
Film and Television
2021 – FEMALE PILOT CLUB PODCAST
In development with Abigail Burdess
2020 – FEMALE ILOT CLUB MENTORING SCHEME– Run with support from Comedy 50:50 and ScreenSkills UK.
2019 – WHAT WOULD BOUDICCA DO?
Teen adaptation of the best-selling book, with Bafta Award Winning screenwriter Catherine Williams
2018 – THE PACT
Comedy-drama pilot script co-written with Helen Jacey
Treatment in development with Hat Trick Productions for TV adaptation of radio series
2017 TEE & MO
1 x 7 minute episode for Plug-In Productions
2016 MILLIE INBETWEEN
1 x episode for series 3, The Foundation/CBBC
MEET THE SIVF-LINGS
Treatment for Children’s series in development with Devonia Road Productions
2013 YE OLDE DRAGON’S DEN
BBC Children’s Sketch Show
2012 HEATHCLIFF ALONE
Feature film inspired by a character from Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights.
Bible and pilot script commission with Red for BBC
2011 LIFE OF RILEY
Additional material and script polishing across Series 3 for Catherine Bailey/BBC1
2010 THE STRUGGLE MOSEY’S ON
Writer/Director of short film.
***Shortlisted for best film Tricycle Theatre’s Women, Power and Politics Festival.
Further development commissioned for CBBC, based on NANNY KNOWS BEST, 2009-10.
MY GHOST MUM
Original series in development.
2009 MUDDLE EARTH
2 x 10 minute animated script for CBBC.
Animation storylines and 7 minute script for Red Kite.
2008 SHAUN THE SHEEP
One episode for Aardman.
**Winner of the Writer’s Guild Award, 2010.
**Winner of the International Emmy Awards, 2010
Two episodes for RDF/BBC.
2007 BORN AGAIN DAD
Original comedy script commission for BBC 1, 2006-7.
2006 MY FAMILY
Table-writing for DLT/BBC 1.
NANNY KNOWS BEST
Two original sitcom scripts commissioned for BBC 1.
2005 GIRLS IN LOVE
Two episodes for Granada/ITV, 2004-5.
Six episodes written over four series for Children’s BBC, 2002-5.
2004 DEAD RINGERS
Series 4, sketch for BBC 2.
Three episodes for Mersey TV/BBC, 2003-4.
2002 ALISTAIR MCGOWAN’S BIG IMPRESSION TV TO GO
Two series for Vera/BBC, 2000-2002.
**Winner ‘Best Comedy’ at The Comedy Awards.
Original pilot script commissioned by Tiger Aspect.
ROBIN AND WENDY
Two original scripts commissioned by Channel X.
Animation series for Channel X.
2001 THE SKETCH SHOW
Series for Baby Cow/ITV.
1998 ALAS SMITH AND JONES
Series for BBC, 1994-8.
Series for BBC.
Writer and performer for series on C4.
1996 SPITTING IMAGE
Series for Central/ITV, 1995-6.
HALE AND PACE
Series for LWT/ITV, 1993-6.
RORY BREMNER WHO ELSE?
Series for Channel 4.
1994 HARRY ENFIELD AND CHUMS
Series for Channel 4.
**Won the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award
2017 BAD SALSA
3 x series for Radio 4 starring Camille Coduri, Sharon Rooney and Natasha Little (2014-2017)
2016 CURFEW 24/7
Original YA e-book and audio book commissioned by AudioGo.
2012 SECRET DIARY OF A MAGISTRATE
BBC Radio 4.
2011 LAST CHANCE TO SEE
1 X 30 minute for BBC Radio 4.
2010 SECRET DIARY OF A CALL CENTRE GIRL
1 x 15 minute pilot for BBC Radio 4.
2009 MADAME MAESTRO
6 x 10 minutes for BBC Radio 7, Unique.
2005 ROBIN AND WENDY’S WET WEEKEND
Creator, Writer and Performer of four original series for BBC Radio 4,
2002-5. SUNDAY FORMAT
Series for Radio 4, BBC.
THE POWDER ROOM
Series for Unique/BBC Radio 2.
ROBIN AND WENDY IN EDINBURGH
Original spin-off from the BBC Radio series.
2002 DEAD RINGERS
Writer on series for Radio 4.
2001 AND THIS IS THEM
Series for Radio 2, BBC.
Creator of three original series, for BBC Radio 4, 1997-2001.
Series 1: Writer
Series 2: Writer and Script Editor
Series 3: Co-Producer
**Nominated for a Prix Italia Radio Award.
1997 LIFE AFTER LIFE
Comedy drama for BBC Radio 2.
Series for BBC Radio 5.
Series for BBC Radio 4, 1993-6.
THE BEATON GENERATION
Series for BBC Radio 4.
1988 NAKED VIDEO
Writer on Sketch Show for BBC Scotland.