Marc Warren, Alexander Armstrong and Keeley Hawes are Mutual Friends for BBC One – from Tuesday 26 August 2008, 9.00-10.00pm
Mutual Friends is a new six-part comedy drama series for BBC One, scheduled to screen from Tuesday 26 August at 9.00pm.
Martin has two best friends, Patrick and Carl, who couldn't be more different. One is an irresponsible, unreliable, feckless womaniser and the other is dead. Guess which one slept with his wife?
Martin Grantham is happily married to Jen. They have a son, Dan, a nice house, the works. One day his best friend, Carl, throws himself under a train, setting off a disastrous sequence of events that will change Martin's life for ever.
Into this mess steps Patrick, a friend from way back. Patrick is everything Martin is not – glib, self-confident, popular and pathologically immature. He's the last person Martin needs in his life right now – or is he?
It's not a matter of life and death; it's much funnier than that.
Marc Warren (Messiah – The Rapture, Hustle) is Martin; Alexander Armstrong (The Armstrong & Miller Show, Life Begins) is Patrick; Keeley Hawes (Ashes To Ashes, Spooks) is Jen.
The series also stars Sarah Alexander, Claire Rushbrook, Naomi Bentley, Rhashan Stone, Lee Ross and Emily Joyce.
Mutual Friends is written by Richard Pinto and Anil Gupta (The Kumars At No. 42, Goodness Gracious Me), produced by Rob Bullock (Wild At Heart, Monarch Of The Glen) and directed by Catherine Morshead (Ashes To Ashes, Shameless) and Jim O'Hanlon (House Of Saddam, Wild At Heart).
The Executive Producer is Mark Redhead (Bodies, Fairy Tales, Bloody Sunday).
The series was commissioned for the BBC by Lucy Lumsden, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, and Jane Tranter, Controller of BBC Fiction.
The Executive Producers for the BBC are Sarah Brandist, Commissioning Editor Independent Drama, and Simon Wilson, Executive Editor Comedy.
It is a Hat Trick Production for BBC One.
Lucy Lumsden comments: "Mutual Friends has been the result of a great collaboration between the BBC's Comedy and Drama departments and we're really proud of the series."