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I write poems, books and stories for Radio 4, most recently The New Blur Album; Radio 4′s comedy podcast of the week.

Next year After Hours, a comedy drama I wrote with Molly Naylor will be on Sky 1. It was filmed in June and July 2014; we’ve got the loveliest most talented cast and crew including Ardal O’Hanlon, Jaime Winstone and John Thompson and directed by Craig Cash. It’ll be on telly next year.

Don’t Need The Sunshine, my book about seasides published by The AA is available to buy in shops and online. It’s my third non-fiction book after Radio Head and The Newsagent’s Window.

‘Gentle without being dull, sharp but never sneering, witty but without a hint of the show-off, John Osborne is a lovely, engaging writer finding the joyous in the everyday and as charming and unpredictable as the British seaside itself.’ - STUART MACONIE on Don’t Need The Sunshine (The AA, 2013).

I have written four shows for Radio 4 – John Peel’s Shed, The Newsagent’s Window, Valentine’s Day and The New Blur Album and my first full collection of poetry Most people aren’t that happy, anyway is published by Nasty Little press.