Category: TV Ent; BBC TWO
David Mitchell and Robert Webb, aka Mitchell and Webb (Peep Show), are bringing their critically-acclaimed
BBC Radio 4 show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound, to BBC
TWO, Creative Head of Comedy Talent and Comedy North,
Kenton Allen announced today.
Written and performed by David Mitchell and Robert
Webb, That Mitchell and Webb Look is a single 30 minute
pilot and will be filmed both on location and in
studio during January 2006.
It will feature a mix of character-driven material and satirical sketches, with a supporting cast including Olivia Colman and Paterson Joseph.
The pilot has been commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Controller, Comedy Commissioning.
Kenton Allen said: "There's an excellent tradition of
the best BBC Radio 4 comedies successfully
transferring to BBC Television.
"We're very hopeful
that the highly talented duo of David Mitchell and
Robert Webb can continue this fine history of
collaboration between Television and Radio."
That Mitchell and Webb Look will be produced by the
original radio series producer Gareth Edwards and
executive produced by Kenton Allen for BBC TWO.
Script Editor is John Morton (Broken News, People Like
Us). Additional material is written by Sam Bain and
Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show), John Finnemore (Dead
Ringers) and the pilot is directed by David Kerr.