Work in progress by Roger Loosley: Laugh out loud

James Cary

James Cary

Subject: James Cary, who is married with two children and lives in Somerset, is a scriptwriter.
Age range: 30 – 40.

RJL: You write comedy scripts for a living. Does the BBC employ you?
No, but I’ve done a lot of work for them on short-term contracts (Miranda, Bluestone 42, Another Case of Milton Jones, Hut 33 etc.)

RJL: How did you become a Christian?
My parents are churchgoers and they sent me to a school where the Christian faith wasn’t just taught and explained, but lived out by members of staff in a way that was both distinctive and attractive. At the age of about 11, I realised that Jesus’s way was not the world’s way, and that I needed to follow him, rather than go with the flow. So I opted in.

RJL: How did you become a scriptwriter?
I’m not entirely sure. I wrote comedy sketches at school and then at university, but it never occurred to me….(to read more click here)

Writing That Sitcom by James Cary is available for Kindle/Kindle App or look at his blog

Roger Loosley asks these questions from the pleasurable position of being a retired lawyer.

This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of Evangelicals Now. For more news, articles or reviews, visit us online or subscribe to en for monthly updates.