James is an experienced screenwriter who has written for some of the best known and well-loved dramas of the last decade. His credits include MR SELFRIDGE, THE MUSKETEERS, DEATH IN PARADISE, ASHES TO ASHES and HUSTLE. Currently he is creator, writer and EP of THE WINDOW, the first German (ZDFE)/ Japanese (Fuji TV) drama co-production. In 2016 he co-created and wrote Sky 1 adventure series HOOTEN & THE LADY, which aired in the US on The CW Network. In 2015 he wrote the showpiece live episode for EASTENDERS 30th Anniversary week, which won audiences in excess of 20m as well as the 2016 BAFTA for continuing drama. In 2011, James travelled to Beirut, Lebanon to create the world’s first Arabic webdrama. SHANKABOOT ran for five series and won both Reflet D’or at the Geneva Film Festival and the International Digital EMMY® for fiction.
EASTENDERS (BBC Studios/BBC) 2002-2009 & 2015
78 episodes (Including 30th anniversary live episode) Winner: Best Soap– 2016 BAFTA Awards Winner: Best Soap – 2015 Broadcast Awards Winner: Best Single Episode – 2015 British Soap Awards
BY ANY MEANS (Red Planet Pictures/BBC) 2013
6 x 60′ Co-creator, Writer
DEATH IN PARADISE 1&2 (Red Planet Pictures/BBC) 2011-2013
2 x 60′ script
HUSTLE 7 (Kudos Film and TV) 2011
1 x 60′
SHANKABOOT (Batoota Films/BBC World Service Trust) 2010
Creator, Writer; world’s first Arabic webdrama Winner – Best Programme: Fiction – 2011 International Digital Emmy
Winner – Reflet D’or – 2010 Geneva Film Festival
ASHES TO ASHES 3 (Kudos Film & TV/ BBC) 2010
1 x 60′ episode Nominated – Best Drama Series – Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards
MOVING WALLPAPER 1&2 (Kudos Film & TV/ITV) 2008-2009
ARE YOU JIM’S WIFE? (BBC) 2006
Original 60′ BBC1 Play
AONACH HOURN (BBC R4) 2014 5x15' serial
Film, Radio, Television, Theatre
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