James Coleman


James is a television drama writer with original commissions from the BBC, ITV, Carnival, Hat Trick, Lime Pictures, Newman Street, Projector Pictures, 42, and Bentley Productions. He is on the core writing team for Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, where he has been responsible for over 100 episodes, including three that were BAFTA-nominated.


Television credits (broadcast)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures/Channel 4
Core writer for the popular Channel 4 teen soap
100+ episodes commissioned (2012-present)
Hollyoaks Later Lime Pictures/E4
60-minute episode for the late-night spin-off series (2013)
Original television series (in active development)
Legacy Carnival Film & Television / BBC One
(Pilot script commissioned)
Closure Noho Film & TV
(In development)
Heidelberg’s Brain Lime Pictures
60’ episode for the psychological thriller – created by Paul Gerstenberger and Rebecca Hodsgon
(In development)
Map of Murder Newman Street
Original returning murder mystery drama series
Co-created with Paul Marquess
(Pilot script commissioned)
 Noble Lime Pictures / ITV1
Original returning legal-drama series set in Liverpool
(Pilot script commissioned)
Killers Hat Trick Drama
Returning original crime drama series
(Treatment commissioned)
Mind Games BBC Studios
Original crime drama serial
(Pilot script commissioned)
Original television series (previously in development)
Headstrong 42
Original police action-drama series
From Way Back Bentley Productions
Political-thriller series
Recruits BBC Drama
Drama series dealing with the HD reality of becoming a young London copper
Clean Up Projector Pictures
Buddy cop drama centred on a unique and unexpected partnership
Fear or Favour Sprout Pictures
Period crime detective drama set in London 1948
Geek Squad LA Productions
Action-comedy-drama series
Rougham Justice Sprout Pictures
Crime comedy-drama about an oddball neighbourhood watch group
Premeditated World Productions
Contemporary crime drama
Co-written with Campbell Glennie and Alex Michaelides
Dates Screenplay Productions
Sitcom chronicling a couple’s relationship through crucial dates: one per episode, in (almost) real time
Brave New World Channel X
Comedy about a group of housemates negotiating the obstacle course that is modern gay life
The Other Side The Comedy Unit
Comedy about a pompous thirty-something who discovers his life is actually a low-brow sitcom. Co-written with Campbell Glennie
Professional Training
The Writers’ Lab 12-month course run by Abbott Vision and Bolton University, which involved residencies at Paul Abbott’s Writers’ Studio and the Arvon Foundation (2011)