Scripts for Television and Radio

AWARDS WON:

ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY 1988: Best Children’s TV drama series for “BAD BOYES” (co-written with Duncan Eldridge)

WRITER’S GUILD AWARD: Best Light Entertainment Show (Radio) 1973 – co-writer of “LINES FROM MY GRANDFATHER’S FOREHEAD” starring Ronnie Barker.

AWARDS NOMINATED FOR:

ROSE D’OR (Montreux) 1998: Shortlist for Best Situation Comedy for  “UPWARDLY MOBILE” (RTE – 1997)

PRIX DANUBE (Bratislava) 1999: Best Children’s Drama for “WHIZZIWIG: DOUBLE TROUBLE”

CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN’S FILMS 1999 (Short Children’s Film/Video (Live Action Category)) for “WHIZZIWIG: DOUBLE TROUBLE”

BAFTA 1989: Best Children’s TV Series for “BAD BOYES”

SONY AWARD 1988 - Radio comedy: KING STREET JUNIOR”

WRITERS GUILD (UK) 1991KING STREET JUNIOR”

WRITERS GUILD (UK) 1992KING STREET JUNIOR”

 

Jim has created 15 series for UK TV and radio (BBC & ITV); and written for 20 other series.

 

NUMBER ONE-RATED TV / RADIO SHOWS

“THE GHOST HUNTER” (Zenith/CBBCTV 2000/2002 – writer)

KING STREET JUNIOR” (BBC Radio 4 1985-2005 – creator/writer)

BAD BOYES” (CBBCTV – 1986-1988 – creator/writer)

 

TELEVISION CREDITS

CHILDREN’S TV COMEDY & DRAMA (AS CREATOR/WRITER):

“BEHIND THE SET” – comedy drama (CBBCTV Scotland 2007)

“POWERS” –13-part sci-fi series for CBBCTV  (2004)

“MONSTER TV” – BBCTV children’s sitcom – 26 episodes (1999-2001)

“THE LEGEND OF THE LOST KEYS” - BBC sci-fi drama series for LOOK & READ (BBC Schools) - 10 episodes. 1998)

“TIME RIDERS” - sci-fi drama series (Thames TV – 1991)

“UNCLE JACK” - sitcom starring Paul Jones & Fenella Fielding) 4 series totalling 24 episodes. (BBCTV – 1990 – 1993)

“BAD BOYES” – sitcom co-written with Duncan Eldridge: 2 series totalling 16 programmes (BBCTV 1987-88)

“CLEAN SLATE” -  BBC TV Education – monologues – 8 programmes – 1989/90)

“WHAT GROWN-UPS SAY AND WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN” (Thames TV – 1987)

 

CHILDREN’S TV COMEDY & DRAMA (AS WRITER):

“SUSPECT” (CBBCTV Scotland – 15 episodes – 2006)

“ANIMALIA” (Animation series; co-pro between CBBC; Porchlight Productions of Hollywood, USA, Burberry production of Australia. Developed Bible – 2004)

“THE GHOST HUNTER” (Zenith Productions for BBCTV Children’s, three series 1999-2002)

“GYPSY GIRL” (Film & General for ITV – writer of 2 episodes – 2001)

“THERE’S A VIKING IN MY BED” (BBCTV Children’s comedy-drama – 2001 – writer of 4 episodes)

“JULIA JEKYLL & HARRIET HYDE” (BBCTV sitcom – 1995-1999, writer of 35 out of 53 episodes)

“OUT OF SIGHT” (sitcom – Carlton TV children’s (1997-8)

“WHIZZIWIG”  (sitcom – Carlton TV children’s  (1998 – 2000)

“HARRY’S MAD” (Carlton TV Children’s  – 1995)

“WOOF”  (Carlton TV Children’s  – 1996)

 

TV SITCOM/ LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (AS CREATOR/WRITER):

“TIME OF MY LIFE” - (BBCTV sitcom – 6 programmes – 1980)

 

TV SITCOM/LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT  (AS WRITER):

“UP THE ELEPHANT & ROUND THE CASTLE” - (Thames TV – Jim Davidson sitcom – 1985-1987)

“UPWARDLY MOBILE” (Sitcom for RTE – 1997-98)

“SPATZ” - Thames TV (1991)

“JACKS & THE BEANSTALK” – (BBC TV Pantomime (1991 starring The Chuckle Brothers)

JAKE’S JOURNEY” – (sitcom starring Graham Chapman; Witzend for CBS, USA. 1 episode. 1988)

“THEN CHURCHILL SAID TO ME” – (BBCTV – Frankie Howerd sitcom 1982. Script associate.)

 

ALSO DISTRIBUTED AS MOVIES, EITHER AS TVM OR THEATRICAL RELEASE

“TIME RIDERS” (1991)

“THE LEGEND OF THE LOST KEYS”(1998)

“THE GHOST HUNTER” (2000)

 

Jim has also worked as a script associate, script editor for BBCTV, Carlton TV, Disney, etc.

 

RADIO CREDITS

RADIO DRAMA (AS CREATOR/WRITER):

“ASHES TO ANTARCTICA” – (BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play – 2010)

“APES & ANGELS” – (BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play – 2009)

“KING STREET JUNIOR” - BBC Radio 4 comedy-drama series. 1985 – 2005 (100 episodes.) Original series starred James Grout, Peter Davidson & Karl Howman. New series (from 2002) starring Carolyn Pickles, Brigit Forsyth, Michael Cochrane, Paul Copley).

“COMING ALIVE” (BBC Radio 4 comedy-drama series starring Karl Howman & Phyllis Logan – 3 series of 6 episodes each  – 1999 – 2001)

“CROSSWORDS: ARTHUR IN BOURNEMOUTH” (BBC Radio 4 60-minute play starring Geoffrey Palmer & Wendy Craig – 2000)

“CROSSWORDS: LEONARDO IN LYME REGIS” (60-minute play for BBC Radio 4, starring Geoffrey Palmer & Wendy Craig – 2002).
“CROSSWORDS: SHAKESPEARE IN SOUTHAMPTON” (60-minute play for BBC Radio 4, starring Geoffrey Palmer & Wendy Craig – 2004).
“STARTING OUT” - (BBC Radio 5 drama series 1991)

“DOWN PAYMENT ON DEATH” - (BBC World Service – 5 part thriller adapted from own novel, starring Dinsdale Landen  – 1976).

 

RADIO DRAMA (AS WRITER):

“THE DEMON HEADMASTER” - (4-part adaptation of novel by Gillian Cross for BBC Radio 5 – 1990)

RADIO DRAMA (AS STORYLINE WRITER):

“LYNTON BAY” (26 part series for BBC Radio Scotland – 2004).

 

RADIO SITCOM/ LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (AS CREATOR/WRITER):

“THE PIG’S BACK” - (BBC Radio 2 sitcom starring Ed Byrne & Jason Byrne – 1999)

“TONY’S” - (BBC Radio 2 situation comedy series – 1977/79)-  starring Victor Spinetti)

“ALBERT & ME” - (BBC Radio 2 situation comedy series – 1977/1980 – starring Richard Beckinsale (series 1 – 9 episodes), Robert Lindsay (Series 2 – 8 episodes)

“PARSLEY SIDINGS”  (BBC Radio 2 situation comedy series – 1971/73 – starring Arthur Lowe, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser, Ian Lavender)

 

RADIO SITCOM/ LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (AS WRITER):

“THE SIX MOTHERS IN LAW OF HENRY VIII” (historical sitcom Radio 4 – 1 episode – 2003)

co-writer on:

“LINES FROM MY GRANDFATHER’S FOREHEAD” (starring Ronnie Barker; BBC Radio 4 – 1973)

“WEEK-ENDING” (BBC Radio 4 – 1973-1975)

“SHEILA HANCOCK’S SKETCHBOOK” (BBC Radio 2 – 1975)

“HATTIE JACQUE’S SKETCHBOOK” (BBC Radio 2 – 1975)

“DERYCK GUYLER’S SKETCHBOOK” (BBC Radio 2 – 1975)

“PUNCHLINES” (BBC Radio 2 – 1974)

“OH NO IT ISN’T” (BBC Radio 4 – 1974)

 

Jim Eldridge has also been an invited BAFTA juror in 1993 (Category: Children’s TV Drama, 1999 (Category: Best Children’s Feature Film) and 2000 (Category: Children’s Entertainment)

 

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