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Jolyon is a BAFTA award winning co-writer and actor. Most recently he is known for winning the BROADCAST AWARD 2022 for Best Entertainment Programme, following his previous win of the BROADCAST DIGITAL AWARD 2021 for Best Lockdown Programme in the Comedy, Entertainment & Scripted category for the third series of his hop-hop themed panel show Don’t Hate The Playaz – which he both Associate Produced and Created in 2018.

Don’t Hate the Playaz, was described by Digital spy as “instantly everyone’s new favourite TV show”. Hosted by Jordan Stephens and featuring Maya Jama – it was something fresh, new and exciting for the channel. Its second series made UK TV history when it featured the first ever all black, all female panel.

Jolyon is an actor, writer, producer and director. In 2013 he won a BAFTA for his BBC3 programme The Revolution Will Be Televised, developed alongside Joe Wade and Heydon Prowse. The Guardian described it as “Sacha Baron Cohen with a bit more substance” and the show went on to record 3 successful series. BBC3 then went on to commission An Idiot’s Guide to Politics which Jolyon starred in and in 2015 the BBC commissioned the Revolution spin off Revolution Presents: Democracy Dealers. Following on from that came the BBC2 series Revolting – which Jolyon both wrote and starred in.

Revolting, also produced by Hat Trick Productions, aired on BBC2 in January 2017. It is estimated to have reached 75M Facebook profiles with its lead sketch The Real Housewives Of ISIS hitting 30M views and becoming a global news story. The sketch was the 8th most shared in BBC history.

In 2021 Jolyon directed a series of stunt-films for Stella McCartney in the worlds three fashion capitals; London, New York & Milan to promote the banning of selling fur as part of Stella’s Autumn ’21 range and her “Our Time Has Come” campaign. Jolyon also partnered with the Vaccine Alliance and directed film to put pressure on world leaders to waive the patent for Vaccine roll out world wide, he has directed a film for Greenpeace to highlight the U.K. lack of action on Climate change and produced and directed an animated film for the Humane Society to highlight the lack of focus on mass animal agriculture ahead of COP26.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2017
Production (role):
Revolting
Company:
Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Brexigeddon
Company:
Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Artsnight (Contributor)
Company:
BBC2
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Revolution Presents: Democracy Dealers (Writer / Actor)
Company:
Hat Trick for BBC3
Date: 2015
Production (role):
An Idiot's Guide to Politics (Writer / Actor)
Company:
Renegade Pictures for BBC3
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Sky News (Guest)
Company:
Sky News
Date: 2015
Production (role):
BBC News at 5 with Huw Edwards (Guest)
Company:
BBC News
Date: 2015
Production (role):
This Week (Guest)
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The O'Brien Show (Guest)
Company:
ITV
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Sweat The Small Stuff (Panellist)
Company:
Talkback Thames for BBC3
Date: 2012-15
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised (Writer / Actor)
Company:
Hat Trick for BBC3
Project details:
Series 1-3
RADIO
Date: 2015
Production (role):
Jason Mohammad Show (Guest)
Company:
BBC Radio Wales
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Revolution Special - Radio Doc
Company:
BBC6 Music
ONLINE / DIGITAL
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Can I Be Your Friend? (Writer / Creator)
AWARDS
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Project details:
BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Programme
Date: 2013
Production (role):
The Revolution Will Be Televised
Project details:
Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Can I Be Your Friend?
Project details:
Revolution Awards - Finalist
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Can I Be Your Friend?
Project details:
New Media Age Award - Finalist
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Don't Panic Online
Project details:
Gold Lovie Award for Branded Content

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2017
    Production (role): Revolting
    Company: Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Brexigeddon
    Company: Hat Trick Productions for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Artsnight (Contributor)
    Company: BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Revolution Presents: Democracy Dealers (Writer / Actor)
    Company: Hat Trick for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): An Idiot's Guide to Politics (Writer / Actor)
    Company: Renegade Pictures for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Sky News (Guest)
    Company: Sky News
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): BBC News at 5 with Huw Edwards (Guest)
    Company: BBC News
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): This Week (Guest)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The O'Brien Show (Guest)
    Company: ITV
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Sweat The Small Stuff (Panellist)
    Company: Talkback Thames for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012-15
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised (Writer / Actor)
    Company: Hat Trick for BBC3
    Project details: Series 1-3
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): Jason Mohammad Show (Guest)
    Company: BBC Radio Wales
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Revolution Special - Radio Doc
    Company: BBC6 Music
  • Date
    Production (role)
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Can I Be Your Friend? (Writer / Creator)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Project details
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised
    Project details: BAFTA Award for Best Comedy Programme
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): The Revolution Will Be Televised
    Project details: Broadcast Digital Award for Best Entertainment Programme
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Can I Be Your Friend?
    Project details: Revolution Awards - Finalist
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Can I Be Your Friend?
    Project details: New Media Age Award - Finalist
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Don't Panic Online
    Project details: Gold Lovie Award for Branded Content
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