Gareth Gwynn

Gareth Gwynn is an experienced Welsh comedy writer, radio presenter and producer. He is a two-time Radio Academy Award winner, a 4Talent Award winner, a four-time Celtic Media Award nominee, an Audible Audio Production Award nominee, a Prix Marulic International Radio Festival nominee and a former recipient of the BBC Radio Comedy department's writer's bursary.

He has written and co-written a wide range of broadcast sitcoms for television and radio. With John-Luke Roberts he co-created and wrote Tony Law: 21st Century Adventurer (Pilot, BBC Radio 4), Bull (3 episodes, GOLD) and it’s radio predecessor Antiquity (Pilot, BBC Radio 4). With John-Luke Roberts, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie, he recently co-wrote an audio-edition of The Goodies (1 episode, Audible), based on a plot by producer, Barnaby Eaton-Jones. With Elis James he co-wrote Social Club FM (10 episodes, BBC Radio Wales), with Chris Corcoran he co-wrote the fourth and final series of Those That Can’t (6 episodes, BBC Radio Wales) and on his own, he wrote Passing On (6 episodes, BBC Radio Wales). Together with Benjamin Partridge, he co-wrote two series of Ankle Tag (8 episodes, BBC Radio 2 and 4). With Sian Harries and Tudur Owen he co-wrote the scenes and scenarios for Tourist Trap (7 episodes, BBC One Wales), a semi-improvised sketch show set in a fictionalized version of the Welsh Tourist Board. A second series has been commissioned.

Gareth is a regular writer on the BBC's flagship topical radio comedy shows The News Quiz and The Now Show and has written for Have I Got News For You several times. He has appeared on The Now Show numerous times as a performer and wrote for spin-offs The Now Show 2012 Live!, The Vote Now Show and Now The Twelfth Night Show. He also co-devised and co-wrote O'r Diwedda satirical review of the year, for S4C.

Gareth was a regular presenter on BBC Radio Wales from 2010 to 2017 and has presented a number of documentaries for BBC Radio 4 examining Welsh identity, language, culture, politics and the campaign for independence. In 2019 he presented Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, a comedic edition of the Archive On 4 strand which told stories from parallel universes and other worlds using cut-up audio.

And he has a maths degree. There's a curveball.

London (Greater London)

Kate Haldane at PBJ Management

Sitcom Writing

Tourist Trap (with Sian Harries and Tudur Owen), BBC One Wales, 2018-19

The Goodies (with John-Luke Roberts, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Barnaby Eaton Jones), Audible, 2019

Ankle Tag (with Benjamin Partridge), BBC Radio 2/BBC Radio 4, 2015-18

Tony Law: 21st Century Adventurer (with John-Luke Roberts), BBC Radio 4, 2017

The Coopers Verses The Rest (Additional Material - Script by Andy Walton), BBC Two, 2016

Bull (with John-Luke Roberts), GOLD, 2015

Passing On, BBC Radio Wales, 2014

Social Club FM (with Elis James. Script edited by Chris Corcoran), BBC Radio Wales, 2011-13

Those That Can’t (Series 4) (with Chris Corcoran), Writer, BBC Radio Wales, 2012

Antiquity (with John-Luke Roberts), BBC Radio 4, 2010 

Sketch, Joke and Link Writing

Tourist Trap, BBC One Wales, 2018-19

The Now Show, BBC Radio 4, 2009-19

Top Gear, BBC Two, 2018-19

We Need To Talk About..., Spotify, 2017-19

Tudur Owen - Where On Earth Is Anglesey (Script Editor), BBC Radio 4, 2018

Appisodes with Felicity Ward (Script Editor), BBC Radio 4, 2018

Elis James: Cic Lan yr Archif, S4C, 2018

O'r Diwedd, S4C, 2016-18

The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4, 2008-17

State Of The Nations, BBC Radio 4. 2016-17

Now The Twelfth Night Show, BBC Radio 4, 2017

Zoopedia, Audible Channels, 2017

The Vote Now Show (Election & EU Specials), BBC Radio 4, 2010, 2015-17

Fred MacAulay’s Wet Hot Political Summer, BBC Radio 4, 2016

Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes, BBC Radio Wales / BBC Radio 4Extra, 2012-16

Elis James' Guide To Machynlleth, BBC Radio Wales, 2016

The Jon Holmes Show, Talk Radio, 2016

Jonathan's Six Nations Quiz, BBC One Wales, 2016

XFM Breakfast Show with Jon Holmes, XFM London, 2013-15

Sketchland (Script Editor), BBC Two Scotland, 2015

Here Be Dragons, BBC Radio Wales, 2013-15

Best Behaviour, BBC Radio 4, 2015

Have I Got News For You, BBC One, 2014

I Love Wales, BBC One Wales, 2013

Newsjack (Writer and Script Editor), BBC Radio 7/4 Extra, 2009-12

The Now Show 2012 Live! (Olympic Specials), BBC Radio 4, 2012

Russell Howard’s Good News (Additional Material), BBC Three, 2010, 2012

Listen Against, BBC Radio 4, 2007-11

Show & Tell, E4, 2011

Reception (Script Editor), BBC Radio 2, 2011

Jon Holmes’ Mob Rule, BBC Radio 5 Live, 2011

The Armstrong & Miller Book, Sphere Publishing, 2010

The Armstrong & Miller Show (Series 3), BBC One, 2010

The Jason Byrne Show (Series 3), BBC Radio 2, 2010

What’s The Story? (Script Editor), BBC Radio Wales, 2010

Laura Solon: Talking And Not Talking, BBC Radio 4, 2009

I Guess That's Why They Call It The News, BBC Radio 4, 2009

Laurence & Gus - Hearts & Minds, BBC Radio 4, 2009

Look Away Now, BBC Radio 4, 2009

I'm Spartacus, BBC Radio 2, 2009

Broken Arts, BBC Radio 4, 2009

The Extra Time Quiz, BBC Radio Wales, 2008

Tilt, BBC Radio 7, 2008

Gareth has also assisted comics prepare for various TV and radio panel shows from 2010-2017 and assisted in the writing of stand-up material for Edinburgh shows.

Combined Writing/Presenting Experience

The Now Show, BBC Radio 4, 2011-19

Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Archive, BBC Radio 4, 2019

Gareth Gwynn's Twisted History of..., BBC Radio Wales, 2014, 2018

Gareth Gwynn's Twisted 2017, BBC Radio Wales, 2017

BBC Radio Wales Sunday Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Wales, 2016-17

The Welsh Under Canvas, BBC Radio Wales, 2017

The Greatest Ever Faker, BBC Radio 4, 2016

BBC Radio Wales Sunday Early Morning Show, BBC Radio Wales, 2010-16

Gareth Gwynn's Little Book Of Welsh Rock, BBC Radio 4, 2015

BBC Radio Wales Summer Saturday Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Wales, 2013-15

Gareth Gwynn's Little Book Of Welsh Independence, BBC Radio 4, 2014

Gareth Gwynn's Twisted 2014, BBC Radio Wales, 2014

I Love Wales, BBC One Wales, 2013

B.A.D. Radio, GWR Bath, 2008

Play & Record, BBC Radio 7, 2007

BBC BackChat, BBC Radio 7, 2007

Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Anthems, Afan FM, 2007

Gareth Gwynn's Big Night In, 106.3 Bridge FM, 2006


Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination – Cic Lan Yr Archif - 2019

Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination – O’r Diwedd 2017 - 2019

Audio Production Awards - Gethin Thomas Comedy Award – Nomination - 2018

The Radio Academy ARIAS Best Entertainment - Nomination – Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes - 2017

British Comedy Guide Awards – Nomination – Elis James’ Pantheon Of Heroes - 2017

Art Of Neuroscience - Honourable Mention - Exploding Brain Myths - 2016

Selected for the Prix Marulic Radio Festival, Croatia - The Greatest Ever Faker - 2016

Celtic Media Festival - Best Comedy Nomination - Here Be Dragons - 2016

Celtic Media Festival - Best Documentary Nomination - "...Little Book Of Welsh Independence" - 2015

Radio Academy Bronze Award - Writer/Script Editor on Here Be Dragons            - 2014

No. 6 on Western Mail’s 25 Home Grown Comedy Stars List - 2013

Radio Academy 30 Under 30 - 2012

Sony Radio Gold Award – Writer on The Jason Byrne Show - 2011

BBC Radio Comedy Department – Writer’s Bursary Recipient - 2009/10

4Talent Awards: Radio Presentation Award - Gareth Gwynn's Alternative Anthems - 2007

BBC New Talent: Witty & Twisted: Finalist - BBC Backchat - 2007

Funny Business: Finalist - 2007

Student Radio Award: Best Comedy: Gold - Component Parts - 2004

Student Radio Award: Best Comedy: Silver - Because Fish Are Funny - 2003

Comedy, Comedy (topical), Radio, Television