Howard Read

Howard Read is a comic writer, performer, and animator who has written for some of the best children's shows the UK has produced as well performing his unique live shows all over the world.

Along with his animated side kick Little Howard he has performed on The Royal Variety Performance and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He's won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Children's Script for TV (2011, co-written with Chris Chantler) for Little Howard's Big Question, been nominated for the Perrier Award (2003) and won the BBC New Comedy Award for Animation (2001).

In recent years he's been cementing his reputation as one of the go-to writers for children and animation, contributing to Horrible Histories, The Furchester Hotel, The Amazing World Of Gumball and Danger Mouse, The Floogals and Counterfeit Cat as well as fronting and show-running three of his own series for CBBC.

Howard performs as a stand-up and tours his Little Howard shows for families, and has recently created Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventures, a live show with interactive animation and live music aimed at families with pre-school children.

East Anglia

Nick Ranceford-Hadley at NRH Management

2017, Antboy Animated, Pilot Punch-up (Denmark)

2016/17, The Floogals, Sprout/NBC (US)

2016/17, Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed, Beano Studios/CBBC

2016 The Furchester Hotel (CBeebies)

2016 Horrible Histories Specials

2015/16, BBC Bitesized, History Module, BBC online.

2015, Counterfiet Cat, Wildseed, Disney.

2013 - 15, Danger Mouse, Scripts and Punch-up CBBC

 2015, Class Dismissed, CBBC

2015, Horrible Histories VI, Lion, CBBC

2014, Gigglebiz, Cbeebies

2013 - 14, The Furchester Hotel, Seasame Workshop & CBeebies

2013, Grounded, Punch-Up Writer, CBBC

2013 Gigglebiz, Cbeebies

2013 The Amazing World Of Gumball, Cartoon Network (teamwriter)

2012 Horrible Histories V, CBBC

2012 Fit, CBBC

2011 Little Howard’s Big Question Series 3, BBC1, BBC2, CBBC (creator & co-writer)

2010 Little Howard’s Big Question 2, BBC1, BBC2, CBBC  (creator & co-writer)

2009 Little Howard’s Big Question, Series 1,  BBC1, BBC2, CBBC (creator, co-writer)

2011 Little Howard’s Comedy Round-up, Radio 4 Extra (Pilot - writer, performer)

2007 Peacefully In Their Sleeps, Series for Radio 4 (creator and co-writer)

2007 The Royal Variety Performance, ITV1 (performer, writer, animator)

2006, Stairlift To Heaven, BBC1, CBBC. (creator, co-writer)

2003, Celebdaq, BBC2, BBC3 (writer, voice-over, animator)

2001, Two Posh Old Men, BBC Choice, UK Gold, Paramount Comedy.(co-writer, voice-over, animator)

2000, Bird On A Wire, BBC Choice Online, Paramount Comedy. (creator, writer and voice-over)

Animation, Books, Childrens Writing, Comedy, Online Writing, Radio, Television, Theatre