Chris Trengove is a scriptwriter, script editor and author who has written hundreds of TV scripts and a number of books
After leaving university Chris trained as a journalist, before working as a strip club stage manager, teacher, rock band manager and minicab driver. He has been a fulltime writer since the early eighties when, after after a stint in advertising and corporate communications, he spent 18 months in New York writing for THUNDERCATS, SILVERHAWKS and other top-rating animated series. Back in the UK, he became one of the country's most sought-after animation writers, and to date has written scripts for, developed or script-edited nearly 40 successful series. Most notably, he co-developed and wrote the Bible for worldwide smash BOB THE BUILDER, as well as scripting numerous episodes.
|He has written several books for older children: CLAWS OF FURY (originally published by Bloomsbury as KATZERS) is available on Amazon Kindle (click here) as is the sequel, CLAWS OF THUNDER (click here). Third in the trilogy, CLAWS OF VENGEANCE, will be published later in 2013.
With long-time co-writer Peter Lawrence he has also written a number of books for adults, including two originally published by Quartet Books and now available on Amazon Kindle: IT'S YOUR MONEY IN MY POCKET, DEAR, NOT MINE IN YOURS (click here) and UP THE PICTURES (previously entitled ENGULFED IN A TIDE OF FILTH) (click here). FULL MOON, a bio of legendary hellraiser Keith Moon originally published by W H Allen, has been re-published by Faber and Faber (click here). Chris and Peter's most recent output includes steampunk fantasy FRANKENSTEIN VIGILANTE: THE INCORRUPTIBLES; (click here) horror novellas BLOOD RANCH (click here) and LOOM: ISLAND OF TERROR; (click here) and THE MAO TSE TUNG WORKERS REVOLUTIONARY STRIPTEASE EMPORIUM (click here), the follow-up to IT'S YOUR MONEY. All are available on Amazon Kindle. FRAMED!, second in the FRANKENSTEIN VIGILANTE series, will be published early in 2014. |
In recent years Chris has written for the BAA- and BAFTA-nominated series KING ARTHUR'S DISASTERS and worked as Series Script Editor and Head Writer on DENNIS AND GNASHER, based on children's classic DENNIS THE MENACE. Most recently he has developed and written scripts for animation/live action series RAY AND RUBY, and contributed six scripts to JUNGLE BOOK SERIES 2. He is also involved in writer education, having mentored at pan-European scriptwriting workshop Pygmalion in 2004, and Prime4Kids&Family from 2010 to 2013.
Chris lives in Oxford with his wife and has a grown-up son. His leisure interests include jazz, Jags, comedy, movies and travel.