Derren Litten
Derren Litten

Derren Litten

  • Actor, writer, director and executive producer

Known for: Benidorm (Writer), The Catherine Tate Show (Writer), Scarborough (Writer), The Spa (Writer)

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Derren Litten reveals moment co-star punched someone

The creator of one of the UK's leading comedy shows revealed bosses took no action against the well-known star after they apologised for their actions.

Liam Llewellyn, The Sun, 14th June 2021

Sherrie Hewson: 'Never say never' to Benidorm returning

The actress and Loose Women star admits she has begged the show's creator Derren Litten to bring it back, hailing it 'the most amazing job'.

Janine Yaqoob, The Mirror, 27th June 2020

Why Benidorm was axed as public spat turned nasty

Benidorm creator Derren Little did not hold back in a scathing awards speech after a series of major U-turns left hopes of a film in tatters.

Kyle O'Sullivan, The Mirror, 10th June 2020

Benidorm creator to open karaoke bar... in Benidorm

Benidorm creator Derren Litten has quit comedy to open a karaoke bar - in Benidorm. The sitcom writer made the decision after the BBC opted to not recommission his latest comedy, Scarborough, which he said was some of his best work.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 30th March 2020

BBC One passes on Scarborough Series 2

Scarborough, the BBC One comedy series by Derren Litten, will not return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2019

Derren Litten quashes Benidorm movie idea

Taking to Twitter, Litten claimed star Sherrie Hewson had been 'completely misquoted', and used a Donald Trump meme to say the reports were 'fake news'.

Chortle, 28th September 2019

A slightly wooden Jason Manford returns in this wry take on a couple reunited from Derren Litten, creator of Benidorm. This week, Manford's Mike is finally taking the leap and moving back in with Karen (Catherine Tyldesley). But it doesn't come without its challenges, namely his gormless flatmate Bigsy.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 27th September 2019

PC Merrick (Chewing Gum's Olisa Odele) does a good camp Columbo in this episode, but otherwise it's life as usual in the overcast Benidorm. And that's exactly how fans of Derren Litten's not-quite-comedy like it. Can Mike (Jason Manford) help Marion (Stephanie Cole) with her glut of corned beef hash?

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 20th September 2019

Scarborough: Derren Litten interview

We caught up with Derren to find out about his writing life, the development of the show and to share any advice for other budding comedy writers.

BBC, 20th September 2019

BBC defends Jimmy Savile jokes in Scarborough

The new comedy came under fire after viewers found some of the controversial jokes "disgusting".

Kimberley Bond, Radio Times, 9th September 2019

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