Ian Brown is a London-based writer and producer for television and former Fleet Street journalist. His TV credits include Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, The South Bank Show, This Is Your Life with host Michael Aspel, Comic Relief, Take Your Pick with Des O’Connor, Petrolheads with Chris Barrie, Neil Morrissey and Richard Hammond, and the feature documentary Born to Royalty narrated by Hugh Bonneville. He has written or produced for the likes of Pierce Brosnan, Harrison Ford, Simon Cowell, The Simpsons, Tom Jones, Floella Benjamin, George Lucas, Liam Neeson, Martin Scorsese, Bob Monkhouse, Paul Whitehouse, Trevor McDonald, Michael Caine and Bruce Forsyth, among many others. Ian is also the creator and writer of grown-up cartoon series The Bruvs which was animated by Eoin. The Albert series are Ian’s first book titles for children. The Hugg ‘n’ Bugg books have been worked on for years.
“I have written for as long as I can remember. I think I won my first prize when I was about five. It was a story and drawing to say how milk from a cow became chocolate. I won a certificate from Cadbury’s. Books I loved – and still do – would have to include Paddington.”