Jim Eldridge

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Jim Eldridge
Born 1944 (age 72–73)
London, England
Occupation Children's author and screenwriter.
Period 1965–present
Genre Comedy, drama, adventure, science fiction

Jim Eldridge (born November 1944) is an English radio, film and television screenwriter with hundreds of radio and TV scripts broadcast in the United Kingdom and across the world in a career spanning over 30 years.

Eldridge is the creator and writer of radio shows including Parsley Sidings, King Street Junior, Crosswords, Albert and Me and The Demon Headmaster. On TV, he has created children's science fiction drama Powers and Time of My Life, and written for The Ghost Hunter, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde and Up the Elephant and Round the Castle, in addition to other TV and radio series.

He has had 80 books published, which have sold over a million copies.[1]


"Warpath" Series
  • Warpath 1: Tank Attack
  • Warpath 2: Deadly Skies
  • Warpath 3: Behind Enemy Lines
  • Warpath 4: Depth Charge Danger
  • "Warpath 5: Last Convoy"
  • Warpath 7: Night Bomber
  • Warpath 8: Island Of Fear
  • Warpath 9: Beach Assault
"My Story" Series
  • My Story: The Trenches (2002)
  • My Story: Armada (2002)
  • My Story: Flying Ace (2003)
  • My Story: Spy Smuggler (2004)
  • My Story: Desert Danger (2005)

Writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
Time of My Life
  • 6 episodes (1980)
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle
  • "May the Best Man Win" (1983)
  • "The Hostage" (1985)
  • "A Taxing Problem" (1985)
Bad Boyes
  • 16 episodes (co-written with Duncan Eldridge, 1987–1988)
Uncle Jack and Operation Green
  • 6 episodes (1990)
Time Riders
  • 4 episodes (1991)
Uncle Jack and the Loch Noch Monster
  • 6 episodes (1991)
  • "Talent Contest" (1991)
  • "Witness" (1992)
Uncle Jack and the Dark Side of the Moon
  • 6 episodes (1992)
Uncle Jack and Cleopatra's Mummy
  • 6 episodes (1993)
Harry's Mad
  • "That's Entertainment" (1996)
  • "Spooks" (1996)
  • "Gambling Is a Risky Business" (1996)
  • "When My Sheep Comes In" (1997)
The Legend of the Lost Keys
  • 10 episodes (1998)
Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde
  • 6 episodes (1998)
Monster TV
  • 26 episodes (1999–2001)
The Ghost Hunter BBC1
  • 13 episodes (2004)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result Reference
1973 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead Best Light Entertainment Show (Radio) Won
1987 Sunday Times Literary Award Save Our Planet: An Anti-Nuclear Guide for Teenagers N/A Nominated
1988 Royal Television Society Awards Bad Boyes Best Children's Drama Series (with Duncan Eldridge) Won
1988 Sony Radio Awards King Street Junior N/A Nominated
1989 British Academy Television Awards Bad Boyes Best Children’s TV Series (with Duncan Eldridge) Nominated
1991 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award King Street Junior N/A Nominated
1992 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award N/A Nominated
1998 Rose d'Or Upwardly Mobile Shortlist for Best Situation Comedy Nominated
1999 Chicago International Festival of Children's Films Whizziwig: Double Trouble Short Children’s Film/Video (Live Action Category) Nominated
Prix Danube Whizziwig: Double Trouble Best Children’s Drama Nominated


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