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Jeremy Spicer is one of James Cotter's comic creations. He is developing the character for a number of proposed projects with interest from a production company. He has worked with writers Stuart Greenwood and Michael Curle on a filmed pilot for the character entitled The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer and have also developed and aired a radio series under the title of The Spicer Life with a number of writers.
A pilot episode entitled The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer has been produced starring James Cotter as the titular character. It was made by DC Productions. It also featured the voice of renowned voice over artist Bob Kingsley and was written and co-directed by James. Additional material was provided by Stuart Greenwood and Michael Curle.
Name: Jeremy Spicer
Date Of Birth: 17/07/89
Occupation: Student and Radio Show Host
Biography: Jeremy started out as a young eager freelance journalist when he left Surrey University in 2004. He received his big break in 2007 when he started working behind the scenes at the BBC flagship current affairs programme Newsnight. His role quickly developed in to being fast tracked into presenting a small slot on local agriculture in the Norfolk area on the night of Sunday 24th June 2007 but his slot was cancelled at the last minute due to the then Prime Minister Tony Blair formally handing over the leadership of the Labour Party and stepping down as Prime Minster as a result a frustrated Jeremy attacked a nearby chair which turned out to belong to Newsnight anchor Jeremy Paxman, seconds later Paxman was on air but due to the now faulty chair Paxman was just a floating head trying to report on a serious issue, Jeremy was sacked and Robert Peston vowed to ruin his carer before it began. Jeremy academic skills were impressive but five years later and after the Newsnight incident, Jeremy failed to turn his potential in to reality and he remains at the same low down local uni radio station on the graveyard slot with his core audience comprising of several inane insomniacs and late-night truck drivers adding up to a somewhat pointless voyage of late-night un-discovery.
The Life and Times of Jeremy Spicer: The life and times of an ex-Newsnight presenter who now spends his time languishing on his local radio station The Sound of Surrey 109.4 FM presenting The Nightly Debate with Jeremy Spicer at 1am in the morning.
Tortured by the Paxman swivel chair incident and tormented by the stations golden boy Giles Dervish. Jeremys life is empty and devoid of any intellectual stimulus that he so craves.
Written by: James Cotter
Additional Material: Michael Curle and Stuart Greenwood
Directed by: James Cotter and Liam Taylor-Warren
Director of Photography: Liam Taylor-Warren
Produced by: DC Productions
James Cotter as Jeremy Spicer
The Voice of Bob Kingsley