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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.

Other sitcoms they have created include Barbara, starring Gwen Taylor; The Robinsons for Carlton starring Hugh Bonneville and Martin Freeman; and The Royal Bodyguard, the 60 minute BBC1 comedy starring David Jason which was produced by their own company, Busby Productions. Most recently, Mark and Justin created and wrote Great Night Out for Hat Trick and ITV 1.

Television & Radio:

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 nominated 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 Warren Clarke, Pam Ferris, Alexander Armstrong, Darren Boyd, and Reece Shearsmith.

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 twenty-three territories and remade in three territories.

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:

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.