Sam Bain

Sam Bain

Highest Rated: 83% Four Lions (2009)

Lowest Rated: 25% Corporate Animals (2019)

Birthday: Aug 3, 1971

Birthplace: Not Available

UK film and television writer Sam Bain penned some of the most critically praised comedy series of the late '90s and 2000s, including "Peep Show" (Channel, 4, 2003-2015) and "Fresh Meat" (Channel 4, 2011- ). The West London native met his writing partner, Jesse Armstrong, while the pair attended college in Manchester, England, and began penning scripts for television in the late '90s. An unsold pilot caught the attention of comedy team David Mitchell and Robert Webb, who tapped the pair to create a TV project for them. "Peep Show," which spoofed hidden camera shows, reality television and the self-obsessed nature of twenty-somethings, quickly established them as up-and-coming television writers, and led to additional work on radio and in features like the satiric "Four Lions" (2010). After a stint as script editor on the series "Rev" (BBC Two, 2010-2014), Bain and Armstrong reunited in 2011 for "Fresh Meat" (Channel 4, 2011- ), which was soon followed by a comedy-drama series, "Babylon" (Channel 4, 2014- ) with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle. The consistent high quality and humor of Bain's work with Armstrong minted him as a rising figure in UK comedy entertainment.



29% 17% The Stand In Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2020
25% 15% Corporate Animals Screenwriter - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babylon Writer - 2014
83% 80% Four Lions Screenwriter $304.1K 2009
33% 39% Magicians Writer - 2007


88% 55% Room 104 Writer 2019
67% 100% Ill Behaviour Writer 2017
89% 88% Fresh Meat Creator 2012-2013 2016
96% 92% Peep Show Writer,
Executive Producer
2003-2005 2007-2010 2012 2015
74% 80% Babylon Writer 2014
No Score Yet 95% The Thick of It Writer 2005