• Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014
  • David Mercatali directs COOLATULLY at the Finborough for Papatango
  • Read Ben Goldacre's deliciously eviscerating SELECTED JOURNALISM
  • The new series of Anil Gupta's CITIZEN KHAN hits screens, 8:30pm BBC1
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Catch Laura Aikman in THE JOB LOT at 10.40pm on ITV
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • Tim Mascall designs FIRST EPISODE at the Jermyn Street Theatre
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • Tim Mascall designs lighting for KILL JOHNNY GLENDENNING at Citizen's
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Read Nicci Gerrard's enchanting THE TWILIGHT HOUR, out now
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre

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Jim Poyser

Jim Poyser

Producer, Writer & Director

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Sean Gascoine
Assistant: Charlotte Fleming
+44 (0) 20 3214 0946
About

Jim is currently producing HANK ZIPZER for the BBC, starring Henry Winkler and Felicity Montagu. Other recent producer credits include GIVE OUT GIRLS for Sky Living (Big Talk Productions) - a 6-part comedy series starring Kerry Howard and Diana Vickers, IN WITH THE FLYNNS  for BBC1 (Mandabach Productions) – a primetime sitcom starring Will Mellor and Warren Clarke, and HEADING OUT for BBC2 (Red Productions) - starring Sue Perkins, Nicola Walker and Joanna Scanlon featuring Dawn French, June Brown, Steve Pemberton and Mark Heap.

His 2014 writer credits include THE DRIVER for BBC1 (drama 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."

In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
NOT YOU AGAINAvalon / Channel 430' comedy
Staring Johnny Vegas
THE BUSINESSMEN Bwark30' comedy
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
HANK ZIPZER SERIES 2
(2014)
Kindle Entertainment Producer
THE DRIVER
(2014)
Red Productions/Highfield Films for BBC1Co-writer / Co-creator
3-part drama
GIVE OUT GIRLS
(2013)
Big Talk Productions / Sky LivingProducer
6 x 30min comedy series starring Kerry Howard and Diana Vickers
Written by Tony MacMurray and Hattie Ashdown
HEADING OUT
(2012)
Red ProductionsProducer
6-part sitcom starring Sue Perkins, for BBC2
IN WITH THE FLYNNS
(2012)
Mandabach ProductionsProducer
Audience sitcom for BBC1
INN MATES
(2010)
BBCProducer
Pilot sitcom for BBC3 with Neil Morrissey
MASSIVE
(2008)
BBCProducer
6-part sitcom for BBC3
ARCADIA
(2008)
TalkbackWriter
Pilot Sitcom
SOUND
(2007)
BBCProducer
Pilot Sitcom
THE VISIT
(2007)
BBC3 (and then BBC1) SeriesScript Consultant and Writer (Episodes)
SHAMELESS 3
(2005)
Channel 4Script Editor
SHAMELESS 3/EPISODE 3
(2005)
Channel 4Writer
SPOILT
(2004)
BBC1Writer
Pilot
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
GET OVER IT
(2005)
National Youth TheatreWriter
Performed at the Lowry, Manchester
THE IDOL ON THE BRONZE HORSE
(1995)
Contact Theatre, ManchesterWriter
The first new English Play to be performed in St. Petersburg since the Russian Revolution
Radio
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE ARCHITECTS - SERIES
(2014)
Radio 4Writer
4 x 30'

CHOPIN IN MANCHESTER
(2012)
Radio 4Writer
Afternoon Drama
EVERYONE QUITE LIKES JUSTIN - SERIES (2011 & 2012)Radio 4Writer
SHEDTOWN - SERIES
(2011)
Woolyback Productions for Radio 4Director/Producer
LIVING WITH MOTHER - SERIES
(2011)
Avalon for Radio 4Director/Producer
THE CAVITY WITHIN - SERIES
(2007)
Radio 4Writer
1834 (SERIES 1); 1835 (SERIES 2)
(2004)
Radio 4Writer/Director
Mail on Sunday: "a show that instantly restores one's faith in Radio sitcoms."
THREE IVANS, TWO AUNTS AND AN OVERCOAT - SERIES
(2002)
Radio 4Writer/Director
Starring Griff Rhys Jones
STOCKPORT: SO GOOD THEY NAMED IT ONCE - 2 SERIES
(2000)
Radio 4Writer/Director
Starring Dominic Monaghan, Bev Callard, John Henshaw
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