Born in Glasgow, Colin began writing in 1999 with Terminus, a short piece for The Skipton Little Theatre. Nan, his first play for television was screened at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in August 2000 and broadcast by Scottish Television in December of that year. Shortlisted for Best Short Drama at The Celtic Film Festival, Colin was nominated for Writer of the Year by TAPS.
Tangerine, filmed under the BBC’s Tartan Shorts scheme was premiered at the EIFF, broadcast on BBC2 and screened at the LFF and Festivals around Europe.
Colin has written many radio plays for the BBC including Wonderful Someone (2001), Three Minute Warning (2004), Amy’s Spaghetti (2006), Sparkle (2007), A Most Civil Arrangement (2008), Bad Dad (2008), Meryl The Mounted (2009), Happy Hour at the Hotel Death (2011) and Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts (2012). His latest Hector’s House of Windsor – starring Phyllida Law and Stanley Baxter TX January 2013.
In 2002 he began work on his first feature, Flip for Catherine Bailey Productions and in 2005 he was commissioned to write the pilot episode of Milk Boys, a six-part drama series for HatTrick Productions. 2007 saw his radio play Amy’s Spaghetti transfer to the stage in an adaptation by Brian Freeland, and A Most Civil Arrangement was filmed as a 30′ film for BBC Comedy starring Alison Steadman.
Colin has delivered series pilot Ex Libris to BBC Comedy. He has written radio drama Single Beds for BBC R4, is developing sitcom Queens’ Court and comedy drama Ladders with King Bert and has written new drama spec In Place of Strife about Barbara Castle MP.
Colin Hough is represented by Rochelle Stevens