The co-founder of Working Men’s Productions with Mike Perls and Justin Moorhouse, Jim read Russian at Oxford and is a writer and producer of award winning television comedies such as Shameless.
He is the co-creator of recent three-part BBC1 drama The Driver starring David Morrissey) and THE ARCHITECTS (radio 4 comedy series).
Jim worked as a producer for BBC Comedy from 2006-2010. Amongst other credits, he produced the series MASSIVE with Ralf Little and Johnny Vegas. After that he worked for Big Talk Productions in development and in 2011 produced two series for Radio 4: LIVING WITH MOTHER starring Timothy Spall and Alison Steadman, and SHEDTOWN starring Johnny Vegas, Suranne Jones, Kevin Eldon and Ronni Ancona.
Jim was script editor on SHAMELESS 3, which was BAFTA nominated. Prior to that, between 2001-2005, he worked as a Producer/Director for Radio 4 comedy and drama, directing leading acting talent including Griff Rhys-Jones, Andrew Lincoln, Josie Lawrence, Andrew Sachs, Don Warrington, Brigit Forsyth, Ken Campbell, Roy Barraclough, Michael Angelis and June Whitfield. Jim has produced shows for every drama slot on radio, including several Classic Serials. The most recent of these – an adaptation by award-winning poet and dramatist Sean O’Brien of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s WE – was described by the Financial Times as “a vision vivid in clarity and freshness fielding a cast without a weak link – solid gold stuff.”