Miriam Underhill writes with award winning stand-up comedian Helen Keen.
They began their writing partnership in 2004, quickly becoming regular contributors to BBC Radio 1’s late night experimental comedy show ‘The Milk Run’, and in Autumn 2005 won Channel 4's first New Comedy Writing Award.
Together they adapted Helen’s first Edinburgh Fringe show, It Is Rocket Science! (about the history of the space rocket) into a four-part BBC Radio 4 series also starring Peter Serafinowicz and produced by Gareth Edwards. The show was broadcast in March 2011 and a second series has been commissioned for 2012.The second series was broadcast in May 2012.
Praise for It Is Rocket Science:
"A pithy sweet programme... with a joke-stuffed script"
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
“* * * * Informed, enthusiastic and funny”
“Irreverent comedy and aerospace engineering don’t seem an obvious fit, but It Is Rocket Science! proves that fact-based boffin buffoonery works”
“Quirky, offbeat and original… plenty of jokes, but also sharp sketches”
The Sunday Times