Paul Smith is a British television writer who was born and lives in north-west London.

Paul's stripped four-part BBC1 drama One Night (executive producer Hilary Salmon) won the Reflet D'Or for Best Drama Series at the 2012 Festival Tous Ecrans as well as making the official selection for FIPA Biarritz. Lead writer on Jam Media/CBBC's pioneering mixed live action/animation series ROY (RTS Award for Best Children's Drama 2010, two 2011 BAFTA nominations, including Writers' Award), Paul also wrote ten-part CBBC teen drama series Desperados (Prix Jeunesse 2008), about a junior wheelchair basketball team. As well as writing two BBC1 Afternoon Plays - Tea with Betty and Death Becomes Him - his other recent work includes ITV1 comedy drama The Complete Guide to Parenting, the Sunday serial dramatisation of Bootleg (BAFTA Children's Drama Award) and BBC1 children's thriller series Oscar Charlie. Further credits include Murder Most Horrid (British Comedy Award), Grange Hill, Brittas Empire, Spitting Image, Smith and Jones; and, with Terry Kyan, Colin's Sandwich (2 series) and About Face, starring Maureen Lipman

Paul is married to Eve Murray and they have two children.