Lizzie and Sarah
So at the weekend on BBC2 there's a brand new pilot from Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes who between them have a pretty formidable track record. The producer Ali MacPhail gave us some background on Lizzie and Sarah and we've got a couple of preview clips for you too. I suspect there will be a lot of catch up on Iplayer, but do pop back and tell us what you thought once you've seen it.
Producer Ali MacPhail:
It's pretty basic; as a producer you want to make a great show a lot of people will enjoy. I believe we've made a great show in Lizzie and Sarah, written by and starring the brilliant Julia Davis and Jessica Hynes.
As Lizzie and Sarah, Julia and Jess are aged up to 56 years old, using fat suits, wigs, make-up and polyester, fleeces and swathes of beige. If it was unflattering, they wore it! A fantastic job by Christine Cant (make-up and hair designer), and Claire Finlay (costume designer).
We started making the show last September and shot for a week in Surrey in October. Jess and Julia had already road tested some of the characters on their radio show but it was a revelation seeing them work together for the first time.
Julia and Jess also play beautifully observed, self-obsessed teenagers, Ellie and Faith. They had a lot of fun on those days, and loved casting off their fat suits.
We hope you'll watch on Saturday night at 11.45pm, on the iPlayer or download it on iTunes.