Award-Winning Britcom Script Now Available in Paperback

Garry Berman and Kelly Marie Thompson have published their six episode comedy series in a new book titled Barkers Upon Tyne.
'Barkers Upon Tyne' by Kelly Marie Thompson and Garry Berman
'Barkers Upon Tyne' by Kelly Marie Thompson and Garry Berman
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Dec. 2, 2013 - PRLog -- When the going gets tough, the tough get going!  And that’s exactly what writers Garry Berman and Kelly Marie Thompson have done by publishing their sitcom series as a 258-page manuscript that’s available to the masses via

‘Barkers Upon Tyne’ is a 6-episode British comedy series about three siblings in their 20s living together in Newcastle and often interfering in each other’s lives.

In 2012, ‘Barkers Upon Tyne – Pilot’ episode won a Top 10 finish in the ‘Television/Movie Script’ category of the 81st Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.

When asked why the collaborators (who haven’t yet met in person) chose to publish the scripts, Garry Berman replied, “We know the enormous hurdles involved in trying to get a script produced.  So, we thought just in case that doesn't happen for us, Barkers can still exist in book form, and people can enjoy it as they might enjoy reading a light comic novel. This just happens to be in dialogue format.  But if anyone's interested in producing it, we'll listen!”

And what’s next for this writing team?  “Garry and I are currently writing a novel set around
Beatlemania in the 1960s,” says Kelly Marie Thompson.  “The story follows two trans-Atlantic penpals, one from Liverpool and one from New Jersey, as their lives, friendship and fanaticism develop to the backdrop of the Beatles' historic moments.”

Barkers Upon Tyne is available at (

Garry Berman is a lifelong Anglophile and lives in Westampton, NJ.  He is the author of several pop culture books, including: Best of the Britcoms, We’re Going to See The Beatles! and Perfect Fool: The Life and Career of Ed Wynn.  For more information about Garry, see his website:

Kelly Thompson lives in Newcastle, England.  In addition to her comedy writing skills, she is equally talented at writing science fiction stories and scripts.

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