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Agent: Edward Hughes

Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni are an award-winning writing, directing and producing comedy team who have enjoyed great success during their career in television, radio and theatre.

Their prime-time sitcom The Worst Week Of My Life, made by Hat Trick and starring Ben Miller, ran for three series on BBC1 and the format was sold to the U.S where it was produced by NBC Studios and ran on CBS. While in Los Angeles they were commissioned by ABC to write Rebound, an original sitcom pilot.

Other sitcoms they have created include Barbara, starring Gwen Taylor; The Robinsons for BBC2 starring Martin Freeman and Hugh Bonneville; Great Night Out for Hat Trick and ITV 1 and most recently, I Want My Wife Back – a co-production between Mainstreet Pictures and their own company Busby Productions – for BBC1.

Television & Radio:

BUSINESS TRIP – Working Title Television

Original comedy serial
(in development)

MELTDOWN – Hat Trick Productions

Original comedy drama series
(in development)

THREE SISTERS – BBC

Original comedy series
(in development)

I WANT MY WIFE BACK – Mainstreet Pictures/BBC

Original comedy series starring Ben Miller

GREAT NIGHT OUT – Busby Productions/Hat Trick/ITV

Original six-part comedy series for ITV1.

THE ROYAL BODYGUARD – Hat Trick/BBC/Busby

Original six-part comedy series starring David Jason – writers, producers and directors.

THE WORST WEEK – Les Productions de l’Abreuvoir/Hat Trick

French changed-format version of THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE.

EPISODES – Hat Trick/BBC

Script consultants on the first series of the comedy series starring Matt Le Blanc.

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – Les Productions de l’Abreuvoir

French language race-against-time Christmas comedy movie.

GUANTANAMO PHIL – Busby Productions/C4

Half-hour comedy pilot for the Channel 4 ‘Comedy Showcase’ season.

ARMSTRONG & MILLER – Hat Trick/BBC

Sketch series starring Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.
BAFTA winner for Best Comedy Programme.

WORST WEEK – NBC/UMS/Hat Trick Productions

US changed-format version of THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RIVIERA – Carnival Films/ITV

Christmas-set comedy film – writers, producers and directors.
Starring Reece Shearsmith, Alexander Armstrong, Pam Ferris, Anna Chancellor and Tim Key.

THE WORST CHRISTMAS OF MY LIFE – Hat Trick Productions/BBC1

Comedy series starring Ben Miller – creators, writers, producers and directors.

THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE (SERIES II) – Hat Trick Productions/BBC1

Comedy series starring Ben Miller – creators, writers, producers and directors.
BAFTA nominated for Situation Comedy 2006.
Rose d’Or Nominated 2007.

THE ROBINSONS – Carlton/BBC

Comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Hugh Bonneville – creators, writers, producers and directors.

THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE – Hat Trick Productions/BBC1

Comedy series starring Ben Miller – creators, writers and producers.
Sold to one hundred and sixty territories, remade in nine territories and produced as two feature films in Italy.

BARBARA I, II, III – Carlton/ITV

Sitcom starring Gwen Taylor – creators, writers and producers.
Winner European Producer of the Year 2003 Monte Carlo TV Festival.

THE THING ABOUT VINCE – ITV

Comedy-drama starring Timothy Spall.
Winner Prix d’UNDA (Special Jury Prize) at Rose d’Or Montreux 2002.

Theatre:

THE WORST WEDDING OF MY LIFE – Fiery Angel/Hat Trick Productions

Stage spin-off of THE WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE
Sean Foley attached to direct
(in development)

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS – Matthew Churchill Ltd.

Adaptation of the classic adventure novel.
Director: Sean Foley.
(In development)

LATE NIGHT REVUE – Edinburgh Festival.

Writers/Producers.

PUNCTUAL DELIVERY – London Fringe.

Writers/Producers.

LOUNGE – London Fringe.

Writers/Producers.