Book Clive Coleman
Clive Coleman is a former barrister who turned into a BBC news legal correspondent, comedy and sitcom writer. He is a multi-talented after-dinner speaker as well as the current Legal Correspondent for the BBC. Clive has appeared in many programmes including ‘Dead Ringers’ ,’Spitting Image’, ‘Smith and Jones’, and ‘Chambers’ his hit BBC1 sit-com about the private life of barristers.
Clive has written many comedy shows for radio such as ‘Weekending’, ‘The News Huddlines’ and his sitcom ‘Spending My Inheritance’. Clive acted as a legal consultant on court based storylines for ITV’s The Bill, as well as writing some drama for the program. Clive Coleman started out as a barrister in 1986 at the chambers of Robin Stewart QC at 2 Harcourt Buildings, Temple. He wanted to write funny drama surrounding the court environment and in 1992, Clive won the prestigious BBC Radio Light Entertainment Contract Writers Award.
Clive Coleman won the BBC’s inaugural ‘Frank Muir Award’, for outstanding comedy writing 2008. He has also written regularly The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. Clive appears regularly on the Today programme, Five Live, Breakfast, The News Channel and BBC news bulletins. For six years from 2004 -2010, and in 2009, Clive Coleman won the Bar Council’s Legal Broadcasting Award for presenting the BBC’s flagship legal analysis programme ‘Law In Action’ on Radio 4. Coleman has also presented Panorama on BBC1.
Clive Coleman covers topics such as the law & the bar; criminal & civil law; current affairs; comedy & comedy writing.
Here's what Clive Coleman - Conference Facilitator's clients said:
The speech was one of the most stimulating and humourous we have ever heard. He managed to grab the audiences complete attention.
Clive came early, researched key people at the conference and played them into his act. He was well received!
Jane Rymer Events Ltd
Very good speaker bearing in mind that it was a difficult task with such a small audience.
Very funny - everyone enjoyed it!
The IT Service Management Forum (ITSMF)
His quick wit and ability to tailor his speech to the requirements of our brief made for a marvellous evening.
It is unusual to re-book a speaker, people tend to want a change. Clive is an exception.
Cable & Wireless
It's no exaggeration to say that you made the difference to our annual conference.
QA Training Plc
You pitched your material exactly right for the mixed audience. We look forward to you joining us for a repeat performance next year.
Chartered Institute of Marketing
Clive is very experienced at award ceremonies - a safe pair of hands to host. He was funny and he kept the
evening flowing smoothly.
Jordan Publishing Limited
Lighthearted and fun. He had obviously got the measure of our Chair and made several well-judged jokes which were enjoyed by all.