Life's Too Short
There's good news in store for fans of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant! After a successful 30 minute pilot and the announcement of a full series commission last year, we can reveal some more details about Life's Too Short, as part of BBC Two's summer/autumn season.
Written and directed by Ricky and Stephen, the observational comedy follows the day-to-day existence of real-life dwarf actor Warwick Davis, star of box-office hits such as Harry Potter, Willow and Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, where he played an Ewok.
Here's a short message about the series from Ricky, Stephen and Warwick, complete with a couple of familiar crew members...
In Life's Too Short, Warwick plays a fictional version of himself where he is desperate, conniving, fame-hungry and self-centred, but always gets his comeuppance.
He runs a talent agency, Dwarves For Hire, for small people but is always taking the best jobs for himself. Warwick is taking part in the documentary to help raise money to pay off his huge, looming tax bill.
Being a "showbiz dwarf" creates many an unusual situation for Warwick and he is constantly trying to use this to his advantage - it's just a shame that nobody recognises him without his costumes...
Life's Too Short is an observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas... but with a dwarf. It will air on BBC Two later in this year. Keep checking back on the Comedy Blog for more details.