Keith was born in 1959, the son of a fish shop owner and a dance teacher. He studied Philosophy and Psychology at Bristol University. Since 1982 Keith has worked mainly as a scriptwriter, book author and documentary maker for television. His first screenplay, an adaptation of the Martin Amis novel Other People: A Mystery Story, was funded by the National Film Development Fund and led to a commission for a three-part version for BBC TV Series and Serials. Keith was a winner of the National Screenwriting Competition in 1987 for his original screenplay The Blue Pearl. Subsequent scripts have been commissioned by Paulforth Ltd. (Family Business), Millimages S.A. (Pablo – the Movie) and Red Fox Productions (Black Dog, Death of a Soapstar, A2Z).
In Television Keith won the BT Science Journalism of the Year Award in 1993 for his BBC documentary Killing Us Softly? about the safety system of the Sizewell ‘B’ power station. In 2000 he won a Children’s BAFTA award for his work co-creating, co-producing and co-writing the BBC children’s animation series Pablo – the little red fox based on the ‘Red Fox’ books by Hannah Giffard. The series, co-produced by Red Fox Productions (of which Keith is the Managing Director) and Millimages S.A. in 1999, has now been broadcast in over 50 countries and continues to play on C-Beebies.
Keith has had six non-fiction book titles published including: Unexplained Natural Phenomena (Orion, 1997) and The Search for Free Energy (Simon and Schuster UK, 2001). He also has two children’s books in print: Pablo Goes Hunting and Pablo Meets the Neighbours. Keith has been writing fiction and poetry since 2000. His first novel, A2Z, was completed with the support of a grant from the Arts Council Escalator scheme and he is currently working on his second novel. Since 2008 Keith has worked as an RLF Fellow, both at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
Keith’s novel, A2Z, will be filmed during 2012 as a Punk Cinema/Lightpath Productions production. Keith is currently working on a number of screenplay projects.