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Tony Hawks

Comedy Journalist & Writer

Tony is a TV and radio comedian and best-selling author.

He is the author of the bestseller Round Ireland with a Fridge – the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland within a month…with a fridge. After being serialised on Radio 4, the book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller. It has now sold over 800,000 copies worldwide including the US and Australia, and has been translated into several languages; Hebrew, Italian, Dutch and German. The book is now a feature film, and winner of the Paris Boulogne Billancourt Film Festival audience award. More details at www.roundirelandwithafridge.com.

Tony has written four other books, including Playing the Moldovans at Tennis (also serialised on BBC R4 and shortlisted for both the Samuel Johnson Prize (2000) for non-fiction writing and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (2000), and also released as a feature film in the summer of 2012.

Tony is the founder of the Tony Hawks Centre, Chisinau – a medical centre for children with cerebral palsy.

Other books include One Hit Wonderland, A Piano in the Pyrenees, and The Fridgehiker’s Guide to Life.

He has appeared frequently on many UK TV shows including: QI, Have I Got News For You, They Think It’s All Over, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Red Dwarf.

Tony Hawks is a regular guest on radio 4 programmes Just a Minute, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Tony is a regular after dinner speaker at corporate events up and down the country and his warm, dry style and aptitude for ad-libbing makes him a popular choice as a host for award ceremonies. He hosted The British Book Awards (The Nibbies) for three consecutive years, as well as numerous others.

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TELEVISION
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Celebrity Mastermind (Contributor)
Company:
Shine for Channel 5
Project details:
2008 The Funniest Songs
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Batteries Not Included (Contributor)
Company:
Liberty Bell for Dave
Date: 2008
Production (role):
The Gadget Show (Presenter)
Company:
Channel 5
Date: 2008
Production (role):
VW Online Viral (Presenter)
Company:
Times Online
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Turbo Tennis (Co-Presenter)
Company:
Channel 4
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Most Annoying Songs You Hate to Love (Contributor)
Company:
Shine for BBC3
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Confessions of a Cabin Crew (Contributor)
Company:
Granada for ITV
Date: 2006
Production (role):
New Middle Classes (Contributor)
Company:
BBC4
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Schools Out (Contributor)
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2006
Production (role):
50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (Contributor)
Company:
Granada Media for Channel 4
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Mock the Week (Contributor)
Company:
Angst Productions
Date: 2005
Production (role):
All I Want For Christmas (Contributor)
Company:
Spun Gold TV for UKTV
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Full on Food (Contributor)
Company:
In house for BBC2
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Meet the British (Contributor)
Company:
Tiger Aspect
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Page Turners (Contributor)
Company:
Princess Productions
Date: 2005
Production (role):
29 Minutes of Fame (Contributor)
Company:
Angst Productions for BBC
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Bognor or Bust (Presenter)
Company:
4DTV for 2004 Britain's Favourite Comedians/ Objective Productions
Date: 2004
Production (role):
He Says She Says (Contributor)
Company:
Liberty Bell
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Grumpy Old Men Series 2 (Contributor)
Company:
BBC2
Date: 2003
Production (role):
Grumpy Old Men Series 1 (Contributor)
Company:
BBC2
RADIO
Date: 2004-2016
Production (role):
10 Just a Minute
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Currently series 55
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Absent Friends
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Series 2
Date: 2005
Production (role):
AbsentFriends
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Series 1
Date: 2004
Production (role):
Festival Stories (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
BOOKS
Date: 2007
Production (role):
One Hit Wonder
Company:
Ebury Press
Date: 2006
Production (role):
A Piano in the Pyrenees
Company:
Ebury Press
Date: 2001
Production (role):
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
Company:
Ebury Press
Date: 1998
Production (role):
Round Ireland With a Fridge
Company:
Ebury Press

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  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Celebrity Mastermind (Contributor)
    Company: Shine for Channel 5
    Project details: 2008 The Funniest Songs
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Batteries Not Included (Contributor)
    Company: Liberty Bell for Dave
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): The Gadget Show (Presenter)
    Company: Channel 5
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): VW Online Viral (Presenter)
    Company: Times Online
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Turbo Tennis (Co-Presenter)
    Company: Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Most Annoying Songs You Hate to Love (Contributor)
    Company: Shine for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Confessions of a Cabin Crew (Contributor)
    Company: Granada for ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): New Middle Classes (Contributor)
    Company: BBC4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Schools Out (Contributor)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): 50 Greatest One Hit Wonders (Contributor)
    Company: Granada Media for Channel 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Mock the Week (Contributor)
    Company: Angst Productions
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): All I Want For Christmas (Contributor)
    Company: Spun Gold TV for UKTV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Full on Food (Contributor)
    Company: In house for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Meet the British (Contributor)
    Company: Tiger Aspect
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Page Turners (Contributor)
    Company: Princess Productions
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): 29 Minutes of Fame (Contributor)
    Company: Angst Productions for BBC
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Bognor or Bust (Presenter)
    Company: 4DTV for 2004 Britain's Favourite Comedians/ Objective Productions
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): He Says She Says (Contributor)
    Company: Liberty Bell
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Grumpy Old Men Series 2 (Contributor)
    Company: BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): Grumpy Old Men Series 1 (Contributor)
    Company: BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2004-2016
    Production (role): 10 Just a Minute
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Currently series 55
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Absent Friends
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Series 2
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): AbsentFriends
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Series 1
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): Festival Stories (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date
    Publication (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): One Hit Wonder
    Company: Ebury Press
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): A Piano in the Pyrenees
    Company: Ebury Press
  • Date: 2001
    Production (role): Playing the Moldovans at Tennis
    Company: Ebury Press
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): Round Ireland With a Fridge
    Company: Ebury Press
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