Saturday 15 Mar 2014
Filming has commenced on a new sitcom set in an advertising agency (title to be announced), for BBC Two, starring Adam Buxton (BBC 6 Music's Adam & Joe, Hot Fuzz), presenter Iain Lee (11 O' Clock Show, Absolute Radio), Simon Farnaby (Jam & Jerusalem), Daisy Haggard (Psychoville, Ashes To Ashes) and stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas.
The series, which will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and air later this year, comprises six 30-minute episodes.
The series is penned by former advertising executive and debut screenwriter Jonathan Thake and script edited by Andrew Collins (Not Going Out).
Set in fictional advertising agency HHH&H, the under-worked and overpaid agency staff spend all day trying to persuade you to buy things you don't want with money you don't have.
They are uncontrollable urge-bag Keaton (Simon Farnaby), who wants everything and everyone he hasn't had already; Billy (Iain Lee), who's smart and funny but still works in advertising; spoiled neurotic Emma (Daisy Haggard), who would like to break the glass ceiling but only if it doesn't damage her lovely hair; and boss Clive (Jarred Christmas), the most Australian man on the planet.
Then there's hopeless, witless, feckless Greg (Adam Buxton), who wants to be as ambitious and amoral as his colleagues but can't seem to manage even that.
The series was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, BBC Controller, Comedy Commissioning, and produced by Bwark, the makers of The Inbetweeners, Angelos and Free Agents.
Lucy Lumsden says: "I'm delighted to have Bwark's next comedy on BBC Two. It is another great example of our commitment to developing the audience sitcom and showcasing exciting new and emerging on and off-screen talent."
The executive producers are Simon Wilson for the BBC and Iain Morris and Damon Beesley for Bwark. Directed by Tristram Shapeero (Reggie Perrin, Peep Show) and produced by Jon Rolph (Taking The Flak).