James Cary

James Cary

Category: Film, TV & Theatre, Radio, Comedy, Children's TV
Agent: Georgina Ruffhead

James is the co-creator and writer (with Richard Hurst) of BBC comedy Bluestone 42, the third series of which was broadcast on BBC3 and BBC2 in 2015. His other TV credits include Miranda, My Hero and My Family and for radio he created and wrote Think the Unthinkable and Hut 33 as well as co-writing several series with comedian, Milton Jones. James has also script-edited and written for a number of sketch shows and children's series including Dani's Castle, Concrete Cow, Recorded for Training Purposes, Gigglebiz and Mr Bloom's Nursery



Bomb Squad - BBC
1 hour comedy drama pilot commissioned (with Richard Hurst)

Newzoids - Citrus
Material commissioned

Swashbuckle - CBeebies
3 scripts commissioned and script editor


Bluestone 42 series 3 - BBC3
5 scripts commissioned (with Richard Hurst)

Thanks a lot Milton Jones! - Pozzitive/Radio 4
commissioned writer

Bluestone 42 Series 2 - BBC3
6 scripts broadcast (written with Richard Hurst). Also shown on BBC1

Dead Reckoning - BBC Radio
Comedy pilot script commissioned

The Belfords - Objective Television
Comedy drama treatment commissioned (with Richard Hurst)


Sisters - Hat Trick/Sky
Pilot (with Susan Calman and Bridget Deacon)

The God Particle play 
"Sci-fi rom com" performed at Edinburgh Fringe and elsewhere in UK - www.thegodparticleplay.com

Dani's Castle - Zodiak Media/CBBC
1 x 30 minute script commissioned

Elvenquest - Radio 4
2 scripts commissioned


TrendingITV Studios
Treatment and script material commissioned (with Richard Hurst)


Watson & Oliver - BBC2
Commissioned writer

Mann's World - BBC2
Sitcom pilot commissioned 

Something Special - Cbeebies
5 x 5 minute shorts commissioned

Beer /Trending - ITV Studios
Original comedy ideas in development (with Richard Hurst)

For the Win - BBC Three
Script consultancy

Citizen Khan - BBC TV
script consultancy

Hey Hey We're The Monks - BBC TV
Script consultancy


Bluestone 4 2 - BBC TV
Commissioned to write 7 further scripts (with Richard Hurst) 

2011 Preacher Man - Eleven Films/BBC
Original sitcom pilot commissioned

Mr. Bloom's Nursery, Series 2 - CBeebies
3 Scripts 

2012 – 2005 The Casebook of Milton Jones - Pozzitive TV/Radio 4
12 x 30 minute series co-written with comedian, Milton Jones

2010 Home Economics - BBC TV
Commissioned to write pilot episode (with Richard Hurst)

Miranda - Series 2 - BBC TV
Commissioned to co-write 1 episode and consult/contribute across the series
Winner of Best Scripted Comedy at RTS Awards 2011

Sitcom pilot script commissioned (with Richard Hurst)

Mr. Bloom's Nursery - CBBC
Commissioned as writer and script editor across the series

Gigglebiz 2 - CBBC
Commissioned as writer and script editor

2012 - 2009 Another Case of Milton Jones - Pozzitive/BBC Radio 4
Two Comedy series co-written with Milton Jones

2009 School of Baroque - CBBC
Original series idea optioned

Hut 33 Series 1, 2 and 3 - BBC Radio 4
18 x 30 minute scripts commissioned

Be Lucky - BBC
Treatment and pilot script based on original idea commissioned

Miranda - BBC TV
Co-writer on 3 episodes and script consultant on series

Recorded for Training Purposes Series 4 - BBC Radio 4
Script editor on sketch show


Gigglebiz - CBBC
Script editor on new CBBC sketch show
10 x minutes of sketch material commissioned

Recorded for Training Purposes series 3 - BBC Radio 4
Script editor and contributor

Another Case of Milton Jones - Pozzitive/BBC Radio 4
Comedy series co-written with Milton Jones

Miranda Hart's Joke Shop - Radio 4
Co-writer on 3 episodes


2007 My Family series 8 - DLT
Member of table writing team


Recorded for Training Purposes series 2 - Radio 4
Commissioned as major contributor and script editor


Home Plc - Tandem
Sitcom pilot

Recorded for Training Purposes - Radio 4
Sketch show commissioned (co-devising and writing)

Bitter and Twisted - BBC TV
Sitcom pilot commissioned

Shaun the Sheep - Aardman
Animation script commissioned

2005 - 2001 Think the Unthinkable - BBC Radio 4
4 series of original comedy show starring Marcus Brigstocke and David Mitchell commissioned and broadcast. Winner of Sony Silver Award, 2002


2002-2005 My Hero Series 4, 5 and 6 - Big Bear Films/BBC TV
6 x 30 minute episodes commissioned

2004 The Pits - BBC Radio 4
Original comedy series commissioned and broadcast, starring Phil Cornwell and Paul Wilcox "...a weekly master class in the art of the sitcom...genuinely laugh out loud funny...delivered at a cracking pace" (Stage)

My Family - DLT Entertainment/BBC TV
1 x 30 minute script broadcast

2003 Front - BBC TV
Original sitcom treatment commissioned (with Adam Bromley)

The House of Milton Jones - Pozzitive TV/Radio 4
Co-writer of Radio 4 comedy series

Kerching -CBBC
Commissioned to write 1 x 30 minute script

2002-2003 Concrete Cow - Radio 4
2 series - commissioned lead writer on sketch show

2002 Filthy Lucre - BBC3
Commissioned writer for team written sitcom pilot

2001 Stitched Up - BBC Schools TV

Cult Viewing and Shine On - Endemol TV
Development work

2000 Infinite Number of Monkeys Do Gravity - Gilded Balloon/Edinburgh Fringe
Comedy stage show. Also performed at Man in the Moon Theatre 2000/2001

Frito Misto - Disney/ABC
Commissioned to rewrite animation pilot

Rats - Tiger Aspect
storyline and pilot script for animation project

1999-2000 Infinite Number of Monkeys - Tiger Aspect/Channel 4
Two pilots of original sitcom commissioned

Chucklevision - BBC TV
2 episodes commissioned

1999 Infinite Number of Monkeys - Edinburgh Fringe
Comedy stage show. Also performed at the Man in the Moon Theatre, London in 2000 (Nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award).

Farmer Geddon - BBC Animation
Commissioned to write sketches based on James' original Farmer Geddon character

Sanctified Dance - Radio 1
Comic monologues for Christmas Eve show

1998 Farmer Geddon: The Apocalyptic Shepherd - BBC 1
Writer and creator of animation strand for "The Big End"

1997 Virtual Nativity
Radio play short-listed for the Woolwich Young Radio Playwright of the Year

Contributor to:

Rory Bremner...who else? (Channel 4) 
The Motion Show (Radio 4)
The 11 o'clock Show (Channel 4)
TV to Go (BBC 1)
Smack the Pony Series 1, 2 and 3 (Channel 4)