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Filming commences on new BBC Two comedy Home Time

BBC Two announces today that new comedy, Home Time, is in production.

The series is co-written by and stars comedy actress Emma Fryer (Ideal) and a nearly all-female ensemble cast: Hayley Jayne Standing (My Dad's The Prime Minister), Kerry Godliman (Extras), Rebekah Staton (Pulling), Marian McLoughlin (The Omid Djalili Show), plus Philip Jackson (Poirot) and James Daffern (Emmerdale, Love Letters).

Airing later this year, the series comprises six 30-minute episodes, is co-written by Neil Edmond (Where Are The Joneses?) and will be filmed on location in Coventry.

Emma Fryer will play the lead role of Gaynor Jacks who returns to her hometown – Coventry, home to her mum and dad's house, and home to her three best friends.

Aged 17, she ran off to find her place in the big wide world, but now aged 29 she's back with her tail between her legs.

Gaynor can't hide forever in her bedroom, she must crawl back into her old life, suffer the gleeful sympathy of her friends and ill-judged parental intrusions.

All played out in front of old flames and adversaries Gaynor never thought she'd see again and underscored by the smirking cries of "see you're back then".

Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller, Comedy Commissioning, says: "It's incredibly exciting when a new writer/performer comes along with a story to tell that is close to their own experience. Female-led and with a strong sense of place, we eagerly await the world of Home Time which explores the themes of growing up and longing to be different."

The series was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden and produced by Baby Cow, the makers of the award-winning Gavin And Stacey and The Mighty Boosh.

The Executive Producers are Rebecca Papworth and Cheryl Taylor for the BBC and Henry Normal and Lindsay Hughes for Baby Cow.

Directed by Christine Gernon (Gavin And Stacey, One Foot In The Grave) and produced by Ted Dowd (Gavin And Stacey, Nighty Night).

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