James Bachman

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Comedy

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

To adults James is perhaps best known as ‘that other bloke who’s not Mitchell or Webb’ in BBC2's BAFTA Award-winning sketch show THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK, Alistair the anger management therapist in Steve Coogan’s SAXONDALE, or the loveably idiotic Victorian Harry Biscuit in Radio 4’s Sony Award-nominated comedy BLEAK EXPECTATIONS. To children he is simply (gasp!) the star of three series of CBBC’s hit sketch show SORRY I’VE GOT NO HEAD.

In collaboration with others and on his own, James has a long career as a writer of both narrative and broken comedy. As well as writing for the sketch shows he appears in on TV and radio, he has also written material for Armstrong & Miller, Ant & Dec, Mel & Sue, Watson & Oliver, Horne & Corden, Jamie Theakston & Zoe Ball, Armando Iannucci, Miltn Jones, Jack Docherty, and Les Dennis.  He has co-written and recorded two sitcom pilots for Radio 4 and written and developed TV sitcom scripts and treatments for Objective, Baby Cow, Pozzitive, Tiger Aspect, Endemol, Princess, Channel X, Absolutely and BBC Comedy as well as writing episodes of the kids sitcom ME AND MY MONSTERS for CBBC, and two treatments for a TV film for THE MUPPETS.

James can also be seen on Funny Or Die, YouTube, Twitter and in Empire Magazine as the film director Peeder Jigson, star of PEEDER JIGSON’S VIDEO DIARY which documents the trials and tribulations of filming J. R. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hubbard’.

He is currently developing a sitcom for Radio 4, a topical show for Channel 5, a play for the Soho Theatre, a film for Pulse Films, a 17th Century sitcom for kids, an action-adventure-comedy for ‘that folder on his laptop’, and a couple of really good sketch shows for whoever wants them.

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

WATSON & OLIVER

BBC Comedy / BBC2

BBC NOUGHT

BBC

ME AND MY MONSTERS

Tiger Aspect, Sticky Pictures

BURGE AND WAY

Tiger Aspect

As script editor

THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK

BBC

UNDER ONE ROOF

BBC

THE TWO FACES OF MITCHELL AND WEBB

BBC

POPETOWN

BBC

MTV MUSIC AWARDS 2011

MTV

MAD ABOUT ALICE

Tandem Television

HOLLY AND STEPHEN'S SATURDAY SHOWDOWN

Carlton Television, Granada Television

WATCH WITH MONKEY

BBC

ED STONE IS DEAD

Initial Film and Television

I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE: THE REUNION

ITV

ANT AND DEC'S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY

Granada Television

SLAP BANG WITH ANT AND DEC

RHONA

BRUISER

BBC

MOVIE BABYLON

Avalon Television

20th CENTURY STUFF

Rapido Television Ltd

CASTING COUCH

Granada Television

THE PRIORY

Ginger Television

THE RICHARD BLACKWOOD SHOW

Planet 24 Productions

THE 11 O'CLOCK SHOW

Talkback / Channel 4

THE JACK DOCHERTY SHOW

SORRY I'VE GOT NO HEAD S2 +3

So Television / CBBC

THE FULL MONTGOMERY

BBC Comedy / BBC2

THE MINISTRY OF MAYHEM

The Foundation / ITV1

Co written with Mark Evans. Head writer series 1.

THE GRILL (S1)

CHX Productions / T4

Co-written with Mark Evans

I'M A CELEBRITY GET ME OUT OF HERE (Series 1 Reunion Show)

Granada / ITV1

Co-written with Mark Evans

ARMSTRONG AND MILLER (S2)

Co-written with Mark Evans

Absolutely / Channel 4

Radio

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ARMANDO IANNUCCI'S CHARM OFFENSIVE (S5)

Pozzitive / BBC Radio 4

THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB SOUND

BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Mark Evans

THE VERY WORLD OF MILTON JONES (S1-3)

Pozzitive / BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Mark Evans

WE KNOW EVERYTHING (S2)

BBC Radio 4

Co-written with Mark Evans

WEEKENDING

BBC Radio 4

Online

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PEEDER JIGSON'S VIDEO DIARY

Comedy