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Love Soup - David Renwick's new romantic comedy in production for BBC ONE


Category: TV Drama

Date: 26.01.2005
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Tamsin Greig and Michael Landes are to star in Love Soup, a new romantic comedy drama series by David Renwick that deals with the parallel lives of a perfectly matched couple who have yet to meet each other.


David Renwick is one of Britain's leading comedy writers whose recent credits include Jonathan Creek and One Foot In The Grave.


Tamsin Greig plays Alice Chenery, an account manager for a perfume company in a London department store, struggling to maintain a flat in Brighton she cannot afford.


Tamsin has established herself as a leading comic talent with her roles in Green Wing and Black Books and she is about to guest star in the new series of Doctor Who.


Michael Landes, who has starred in The Wonder Years and The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, plays Gil Raymond, a successful American comedy writer who has fled his home country in search of artistic integrity and a lasting relationship.


David Renwick says: "Week by week we explore their separate lives; lives that unhappily do not intersect, but which parallel each other in many subtle ways.


"Week by week we observe their hopes and fears as they try to remain sane in a world from which they each feel increasingly excluded.


"Tellingly, and poignantly, each week we see their continuing doomed attempts to find the definitive partner who will bring them the happiness they deserve.


"Surely, we feel, fate must put them together. But since when has fate ever been kind?"


The format of the series will be six 60 minute episodes. Shooting will start imminently for transmission later in the year.


Love Soup is a co-production between the BBC's Comedy and Drama departments produced by Verity Lambert and directed by Christine Gernon and Sandy Johnson.


The executive producers are David Renwick and Sophie Clarke-Jervoise.


Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, BBC Head of Comedy, says: "David has created yet another superb relationship comedy which anyone who's ever been single will relate to.


"Gil and Alice would appear to be two halves of the same person: so perfectly suited in every way, it's obvious they would have a great future together."


Jane Tranter, Controller of Drama Commissioning, says: "We are delighted to be working with one of British television's foremost comedy writers.


"Love Soup, and its ingenious premise, is his witty and truthful take on modern love and contemporary mores."



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Date: 26.01.2005
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