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Hello. I'm Sam Barlow. I’m a writer for kids TV. I’ve written for many of the worlds' best loved kids' characters and my scripts have contributed to a mountain of bling, including BAFTAs, Emmys, Broadcasts and British and Irish Animation Awards. Not that I'm bragging or anything.


I'm an experienced Head Writer. I can pull together teams of other fantastic writers and oversee the scriptwriting for entire series. I work in development too and have a top secret slate of original projects on the go, some of which are tantalisingly close to launch (details on request). I approach everything I write with masses of heart and lots of laughs, and with a deadly eye for story structure.

Bonus dinner party fact: I once co-wrote some songs for the legendary Dolly Parton, while she masqueraded a big-feathered country and western chicken called Nolene. I'm quite proud of that. 

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Fireman Sam

"Witty and confident storytelling" - Broadcast Awards

"Clever scripts and storytelling" - British Animation Awards

"Brilliantly creative, smart, funny. An excellent writer" - Colin Williams, Creative Director, Sixteen South

"Sam is a first-rate writer, particularly strong on structure and character. His expertise in preschool is pretty much unsurpassed in the industry" - Jen Upton, Executive Producer

"The Legendary Sam Barlow" - Larson & Beaumont, Writing For Animation, Bloomsbury Publishing

"The worst person I have ever met" - Noah Barlow, aged 6 and a half

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