JAMES SHOVLIN: CREATIVE / WRITER

I'm a freelance creative / writer (and creative writer) based in London, specialising in comedy and entertainment.

If you'd like to contact me about promo producing, directing, editing, scriptwriting, copywriting, joke writing, or pretty much any other kind of writing, please email james@jamesshovlin.com or use the 'contact us' form.

ALL THE (RELEVANT) THINGS THAT I'VE DONE...


Promos
I've had many years experience of writing, editing and directing promos, from quick-turnaround clip-based projects, to multi-day shoots. I've worked on channels such as BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, ITV, ITV2, ITV3, ITVBe, BBC World News, Dave, Gold, Really, SyFy and Universal. I've uploaded some of my favourites here.

Talent scripts - BBC, UKTV
I have written comedic scripts for Dave Gorman, Michael McIntyre, Sir David Jason, Brendan O'Carroll (in character as Mrs Brown), Andrew Sachs (in character as Manuel from Fawlty Towers), Paddy McGuinness, Miranda Hart, Phill Jupitus, Matt Lucas, Stephen Mangan, Joe Lycett, Rufus Hound, Rylan Clark-Neal, Iain Lee, Simon Greenall, Joanna Page, Chris Tarrant, Greg James, Ralph Ineson and Ralf Little. And a non-funny one for Mary Berry (but it wasn't supposed to be).

The News Quiz
Scriptwriter (BBC Radio 4).

Newsjack
Scriptwriter (BBC Radio 4 Extra).

Bremner, Bird and Fortune
Scriptwriter (Vera Productions for Channel 4). Watch a sample here.

Gerald and the Sacred Poodle
Co-writer and creator of scripted comedy, taken to BBC Radio 4 Programme Delivery Group. I produced a pilot episode.

Wise Buddah
I have written scripts for presenters and actors such as James Cosmo, Huey Morgan, James Whale and Kirsten O'Brien.

Standup comedy
I have written and performed standup, and started the Set The Agenda comedy and variety night with Iain Lee.

Top Gear
I wrote an article for Top Gear magazine about the drag racing scene in Denver. You can download a PDF file of the article here.

Gigglebiz
Scriptwriter for Gigglebiz, a sketch show 'aimed at real little Britons', starring Justin Fletcher (BBC One / CBeebies). Watch a sample here.

KerWhizz
Scriptwriter for KerWhizz. a futuristic quiz / racing show (BBC One / CBeebies). Watch a sample here.

The Worms
Scriptwriter and editor for The Arnie and Barnie Show' A.K.A. 'The Worms' (Nickelodeon UK).


Channel 4 - '4 Later'
I created and presented a short filmed introduction to a programme that was aired in the 4 Later strand.