James has written many comedy programmes on TV and radio. He was a producer and writer on the first 4 series of BBC1’s MY FAMILY and, with Ian Brown, head writer/showrunner of Series 5. He was also writer/showrunner of 3 series of AFTER YOU’VE GONE (BBC1). Also with Ian Brown, he has recently written BBC Radio 4’s THE BREAK (Absolutely Productions) – the third series of which was broadcast in 2020 – and has a sitcom and a thriller series under option to Channel X Productions. James and Ian previously wrote the BBC sitcom HOME AGAIN, and a feature film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS? Past credits include: Dawn French’s MURDER MOST HORRID (writing and directing), MY HERO, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, RED DWARF, SPITTING IMAGE, CARROTT’S LIB, LENNY GO HOME, WEEKENDING and THE NEWS HUDDLINES. James also co-created and wrote the sketch show DIAL M FOR PIZZA and the narrative mystery TALES FROM THE MAUSOLEUM CLUB (each 2 series) for BBC Radio 4. A short film he wrote and directed, WORK EXPERIENCE (starring Lenny Henry), won the Oscar for Live Action Short.
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