Terry Newman, writer and script doctor  - drtel @btinternet.com

I am dead chuffed that a short story of mine ‘Time’ is a runner-up in ‘The Cornish Writing Challenge’. It can be read here

Over-excited to be working on my first game story! Such brilliant game design. Got to be keeping the details a bit quite at the moment. Shhh.

Delighted to writing children's animation again - such fun! 3D and a lovely storyline for what promises to be a smashing series for the Czech company. 
A DEAD ELF smashes 5000 sold! ***** 

'Chasing Robert Barker' feature film available on VOD from Dec 19.

Delighted to be working with brilliant animator Stefan Mueller on his mind-blowing new short 'Sintonia'

*** Excited to be at a private screening of the MATTHEWS documentary I helped on. Well done all and great success anticipated. 

*** Cornea Communications documentary series extended length and numbers!***

*** New Feature film script has funding - more to come on that!


*** 'CHASING ROBERT BARKER' awarded BEST ACTION FEATURE at the  UK National Film Awards 2016! Yes, we beat Star Wars. 


Welcome to the website of author and script writer Terry Newman (Dr Tel). 

Here you will be able to find out lots more about my current film, TV, radio and book work. There's even a few songs from musicals and a couple of cartoons. And if you want to know more about the Detective Strongoak give-away click here GIVE-AWAY

About me:

Former biomedical research scientist Terry Newman hung up his microscope one day, started writing jokes for the stage, then radio, then TV, then wrote plays and films and now writes for just about anything and everything: film, theatre, TV, animation, radio, Internet, mobile phones and TV. His work has won several awards, including the 2004 Fringe Report Drama Writer of the Year, a Headline Highlight Award for his play 'Burke and Hare' and he was part of the BAFTA-nominated 'Rory Bremner, Who Else?' writing team. In 2014 his first novel was published by Harper Voyager.

Terry has the distinction of being both a former university lecturer in Cell Biology and scriptwriting and still teaches script writing and comedy to classes, industry professionals and individuals. He wrote and created the 'Introduction to Script Writing' component of the University of Brighton's Broadcast Media Degree.

(Dig the short board there Dr Tel)


"Terry is an excellent and efficient script-writer. He rewrote the script within 48 hours, improving it beyond recognition. I would recommend Terry extremely highly."
Helen Glanville, Former Senior BBC Producer (Panorama, Newsnight, Watchdog, etc) now owner Hawkeye Media.

"Terry has been a joy to work with. He's a consummate professional and tremendous resource. We highly recommend him."
Nework Productions, USA

Detective, hat wearer, and smartest dressed dwarf this side of New Iron Town and now published by Harper Voyager in his first adventure Detective Strongoak and the Case of the Dead Elf. Follow the link for more. 

NOW WITH HIS OWN WEBSITE: Nicely Strongoak.com

See the book trailer here

STOP PRESS: all the latest !

*Script doctoring for one of the funniest books I've come across in years. Can't mention a word yet - but it's ... oh, just wait and see!

*Fun to do a Radio Advert Script again. Wish DAILY RIDE every success with their interesting app.  

*News now released on MATTHEWS the feature documentary I have been working on with Seven Media Productions. You might even see me saying a few words of wisdom, unless they're on the digital cutting room floor by now. All jolly exciting! 

*Waterslate Pictures in Malta have a new website  Project Blackbird, for which I am the showrunner, is looking very exciting and I'm hoping to be able to release news very soon. 

*Very excited to see that feature film I helped write CHASING ROBERT BARKER is all set for release. Premier was at the Reykjavík International Film Festival. Trailer looking GOOD!

LATEST NEWS! CHASING ROBERT BARKER has 3 nominations for the UK National Film Awards  - including Best Action Feature! Wow! Well done all, just STAR WARTS and SPECTACLES to beat! Never heard of them!

*Very excited to announce the rather wonderful Wireless Theatre Company have released the audio version of my play 'ADAM AND EVE ... AND ERIC'. The heart-warming story of homosexuality in the Garden of Eden. What a lot of fun! Just go here for a listen 

*A little chat with the Writers' Guild about life as a writer, do check, do join! 

*Spotty Dog Pictures most popular outing so far! He's pumped up you know?
For the full works go here

*Spotty Dog Pictures 2nd outing: 'Where's the Money coming from George?               Satire you know!

*Pleased to announce Spotty Dog Pictures 1st outing: 'The Happy Warrior'

* First glimpse of some more Eddy the Electron:  coming soon! 
*More animation! This time in 3D! A fascinating project for my first Australian client in a while.
*Really chuffed to be appointed Head Staff Writer for Seven Media in the USA - exciting times ahead there. 
*I am now writing ‘the book’ for a musical called ‘Resurrection’ for a brilliant   songwriter name of David Alter. He’s got a top show with knockout songs, full of imagination, which I believe will be an absolute winner! 

*Highly animated to be writing more animation, this time with Engineering Adventures in Bristol. Here's a first look at Electric Eddy the electron: 

*Excited to be leading a team of writers for WARPHY ARTISTIC SERVICES LIMITED, Malta, on a fantastic television project. Keep watching for more details

*Always great to make a new connection and looking forward to lots more work with PJ and MEDIAOLA

*Comedy monologues

Comedy monologues written for those nice chaps at RADEAS all about Modern Technology; available at: BBC Radio Scotland

*The appeartome York City App

This project I wrote for is now up and running in York. Very pleased to have written many of the characters. It looks very impressive from here - can't wait to get to York to try it out. 

*PUSS IN BOOTS - coming soon!

Look out for 'Puss in Boots', the world's first animated emusical, which Terry helped write and edit. Windy Press International Digital Publishing House win an award for their first published book: well done you guys, here's to many more!

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