Comedy from the BBC, including new pilots
Miss Holland has arrived in Great Britain, keen to become a British lady and find her very own Prince Harry. The world’s most popular beauty queen leaves a string of unsuspecting contributors in her wake - reality TV stars, former Royal household staff and religious leaders are left bewildered by the idiocy of her questions as she attempts to navigate the intricacies of modern British life. With a clipboard full of ridiculous questions, armpits full of hair, and a camera team following her every move, she’s on mission to find out why Britain is great.
Rachel Parris with a comic guide to how women can get ahead in television, 'despite their bodies teeming with pesky oestrogen'.
Tim Key’s film, Wonderdate, is a filmic offshoot of his award-winning stage show. Produced by Two Brothers Pictures and directed by Jonathan (Jay) van Tulleken, it’s the tale of a boy dazzling a girl with the perfect first date and then having his dreams hosed down by reality as he retraces his steps. In spite of myriad texts from him, nothing is coming the other way. His path is riddled with cynics and naysayers, questioning his optimistic outlook on how the date went.
In Nick Helm’s film, The Killing Machine, Helm plays happy-go-lucky human car crash Sam Miller, who turns up at the boxing gym with a simple dream: to become a killing machine. And it looks like reluctant, down on his luck personal trainer Donny Day (Lloyd Everitt) is just the man for the job, while fellow trainer Aled (Jon Pointing) doesn’t think he’s up to the challenge. Produced by Baby Cow and Fancy Pants and directed by Jon Riche, The Killing Machine is about boxing, friendship and not letting being shit at something get in the way of following your dreams.
Spencer Jones (Mister Winner, Upstart Crow) writes and stars in the The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk, which sees the Bafta and 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee as the titular Herbert Clunkerdunk - a man constantly interrupted by his own imagination. Herbert has a big audition. It’s his big chance to finally break out and we follow him as he wakes up, gets ready, gets the all-important call from his agent and begins to learn his lines and rehearse. The episode produced by Tiger Aspect Productions is directed by Jon Riche and also stars Lucy Pearman and Dominic Coleman.