Category: TV Entertainment; BBC TWO
Saxondale introduces Tommy Saxondale (Steve Coogan) to BBC TWO - an ex-roadie with anger
management issues and his own pest control business in Stevenage.
Having survived a hostile divorce, Tommy now lives with his girlfriend Magz
(Ruth Jones), proprietress of anarchic t-shirt shop Smash the System.
regards himself as a maverick and free thinker and takes the opportunity to
impart his wisdom to his naïve assistant Raymond (Rasmus Hardiker).
But as well
as Pharaohs Ants, mice and, occasionally, moths, Tommy also has to battle with
snowboarding idiots, pigeon-loving activists... and people who talk about property
Steve Coogan says: "The joke with Partridge was always at Alan's expense,
whereas Tom is genuinely witty... whilst still being a bit of a dick "
Lucy Lumsden, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, BBC, said: "Steve's created a
wonderful character in Tommy, an ex- roadie turned pest controller with some
serious anger issues."
Over the seven episodes, Tommy gets his eyesight improved by a prostitute,
almost befriends a celebrity, kneecaps an annoying hippy... and experiments with
The series also stars Ruth Jones (Nighty Night, Little Britain), Morwenna Banks (Catterick, Monkey Trousers, Absolutely) and Rasmus Hardiker (The Rotters Club,
There are special guest appearances from Mark Williams (The Fast Show, A
Cock and Bull Story, Harry Potter), Ben Miller (The Worst Week of My Life, Johnny
English), Alexander Armstrong (Open Wide, Have I Got News For You), James Lance (Sensitive Skin, The Book Group) and Liza Tarbuck (Linda Green, French & Saunders).
Saxondale is a Baby Cow production for BBC TWO.
It is written by Steve Coogan and
Neil Maclennan; script edited and episode one directed by Ben Miller; directed by
Matt Lipsey (Supernova, Catterick, Little Britain).
Produced by Ted Dowd (Ideal,
Nighty Night) with Steve Coogan and Henry Normal as Executive Producers.
Saxondale from Baby Cow Productions; seven x 30 minutes; BBC TWO;