Hello. I'm Sam Barlow. I’m a writer for kids TV. I’ve written for some of the best loved kids’ characters on the planet. I'm not one to brag but my work has contributed to a glittering pile of BAFTAs, Emmys, IFTAs, Prix Jeunesses, Broadcast and British and Irish Animation Awards.


I'm an experienced script editor and head writer, and I can oversee the scriptwriting for entire series. I work in development too and have a top secret slate of original projects on the go (details on request). I approach everything I write with masses of heart and humour, and with a deadly eye for story structure.

Bonus dinner party fact: I once co-wrote a song for the legendary Dolly Parton in the guise of a big-feathered country and western chicken (Dolly, not me). I'm quite proud of that. 

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"Witty and confident storytelling" - Broadcast Magazine

"Brilliantly creative, smart, funny. An excellent writer" - Colin Williams, 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 worst person I have ever met" - Noah Barlow, aged 6 and a half

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This is Cooper the Sasquatch and Poppy the Sugar Glider. They are the stars of Wildwoods - an ambitious, and very beautiful, puppet show for 5 to 7s that I was lucky enough to head write.