Chris was a teacher of English and Drama for ten years, where he started writing plays and musicals for young people. He then joined the BBC and produced and directed a wide range of programmes for children and teenagers, including Zig Zag, You and Me, Tales From Europe, and the History File.
Chris was also writing as a freelance for shows such as Grange Hill, the Biz, and Fourways Farm.
In 1989 he set up Open Mind Productions with Roland Tongue, and has been Creative Director of the company since that time, devising and writing most of the companies shows.
Chris has been nominated for a BAFTA, and he has won several Royal Television Society Awards, the Japan Prize, and a Peabody Award.