- Was involved with television at University taking part in Glasgow University Student Television.
- Worked as a teacher at Cowdenknowes High School in Greenock, Scotland.
- Created the show Press Gang in 1989 after his father, who was headmaster of a school where Harry Secombe's Highway was being filmed, pitched the idea of the show to the producers.
- Wrote a spoof of Doctor Who for Children In Need in 2013.
- Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2015 Birthday Honours.