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  • The Phantom of the Open

    COMING SOON

    The heart-warming true story of Maurice Flitcroft, who entered the 1976 British Open despite never playing a round of golf before. The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you're dealt. Starring Academy Award Winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award Nominee Sally Hawkins and BAFTA nominee Rhys Ifans. The film is a co-production between Water & Power Productions and Baby Cow Productions, and is produced by Kate Glover, Nichola Martin and Tom Miller. Executive producers are Christine Langan and James Swarbrick together with Cornerstone Films, Ingenious Media, BFI and BBC Films. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN WILL BE IN CINEMAS SOON.

  • THE LOST KING

    COMING SOON

    THE LOST KING is a Baby Cow production for Pathé, BBC Films, Ingenious Media and Screen Scotland and tells the remarkable true story of how one 'ordinary' woman discovered the long-lost remains of King Richard III. The film reunites the Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning creative team behind box office and critical hit, Philomena - director Stephen Frears, writers Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. It stars actress Sally Hawkins in the role of Philippa Langley with Steve Coogan in the role of Philippa's husband. The film will be released in cinemas nationwide next year (2022), the 10th anniversary of the discovery.

  • CHIVALRY

    COMING SOON

    Channel 4 has announced the ensemble cast and guest cameos joining its upcoming comedy drama, Chivalry. Wanda Sykes (The Upshaws, Blackish), Sienna Miller (The Loudest Voice, American Woman), Lolly Adefope (This Time with Alan Partridge, Shrill), Robert Lonsdale (Chewing Gum, Finding Alice) and Adjani Salmon (Dreaming Whilst Black, Enterprice) star in the series, alongside guest cameos including Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself, Ant Man), Peter Mullan (Cursed, Mum) and Amy Landecker (Your Honor, Transparent). Chivalry is written by Sarah Solemani (Him and Her, Barry) and Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, Philomena) and is produced by Baby Cow Productions. This timely series unabashedly explores the complex state of gender politics in the #MeToo era in the film and television industry.

  • The Witchfinder

    COMING SOON

    The Witchfinder is an original new comedy coming to BBC Two. A failing witchfinder (Tim Key) transports a suspected witch (Daisy May Cooper) across 1640s East Anglia to a trial that could change his fortunes forever. But his captive is the worst possible travel companion: an inquisitive, uncouth woman whose ability to prick his pomposity and ask uncomfortable questions turns a straightforward journey into a life-changing ordeal. The Witchfinder is created by Neil and Rob Gibbons, the writers and directors of This Time with Alan Partridge.

  • This Time with Alan Partridge Series 2

    Alan's run as a primetime co-presenter at the BBC has been going surprisingly well - but all good things must come to an end. Alan is gripped by fears that his relevance is dwindling, his relationship with his co-host, Jenny, is increasingly fraught, and a behind-the-scenes upheaval is putting his position in jeopardy. Presented 'as live', This Time sees Alan straining to juggle a frenzied variety of topics while battling paranoia, unruly guests and very dry skin.

    • Channel: BBC One, TX date: 30.04.21
    • Written By: Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons
    • Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons
    • Producer: Dave Lambert
    • Cast: Steve Coogan
, Susannah Fielding
, Felicity Montagu, 
Tim Key
  • This Time with Alan Partridge Series 1

    Due the the sudden illness of its regular host, BBC One show This Time welcomes Alan Partridge as its guest presenter. The show sees Alan handed a career lifeline - the chance to stand in as co-host on a nightly magazine show. This Time is a heady mix of consumer affairs, viewer interaction, highbrow interview and lightweight froth; very much the sweet spots for a man whose broadcasting style has been described as 'equidistant between chitchat and analysis'. Joining Alan in the studio is co-presenter Jennie Gresham and Tweet reader-outer Simon 'formerly Sidekick Simon' Denton.

    • Channel: BBC One, TX date: 25.02.19
    • Written by: Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons
    • Directors: Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons
    • Producer: Ted Dowd
    • Cast: Steve Coogan
, Susannah Fielding,
 Felicity Montagu, Tim Key
  • Pls Like Series 3

    Pls Like, the award-winning mockumentary series spoofing online influencers, returned for a third series produced by Baby Cow Productions and directed by Simon Bird (Friday Night Dinner, The Inbetweeners), marking his TV directorial debut.

    • Channel: BBC Three, TX Date: 24.01.21
    • Written By: Liam Williams
    • Director: Simon Bird
    • Producer: Olly Cambridge
    • Cast: Liam Williams, Tim Key, Emma Sidi, Jon Pointing, Arnab Chanda and many more
  • Gavin and Stacey

    Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay, and Stacey an ordinary girl from Barry. After speaking on the phone to each other every day at work, they finally meet and fall in love... life is never quite that simple. For a start there are Gavin's parents, Stacey's mum and Uncle Bryn and best mates Nessa and Smithy to consider, as well as the small matter of living in different countries separated by a long bridge and a toll gate. Winner of two Baftas and four British Comedy awards, Gavin & Stacey is poignant, genuine and hilarious - one of the stand-out comedy series of the 21st Century.

    • Channel: BBC Three
    • Created By: Ruth Jones and James Corden
    • Director: Christine Gernon
    • Producer: Ted Dowd
    • Cast: Ruth Jones, James Corden, Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters
  • Zapped

    Brian tries to navigate his way home in a bizarre and magical world, ruled by the tyrannical Protector. Fortunately, there’s a pub where he meets the owner, Herman (a former warrior) and his handful of regulars: Barbara (a questionable soothsayer), Steg (an armchair revolutionary) and Howell (a deranged wizard).

    • Channel: DAVE, TX date: 19.10.18
    • Written By: Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Paul Powell
    • Director: Dave Lambert
    • Producer: Kerry Waddell (Series 1 and 2), Candida Julian-Jones (Series 3)
    • Cast: James Buckley, Paul Kaye, Sharon Rooney, Kenneth Collard, Louis Emerick
  • Camping

    Camping is a 6 part comedy written and directed by BAFTA award winner Julia Davis. From the creator of Human Remains, Nighty Night and Hunderby comes “Camping” about a group of couples on a birthday camping trip to Dorset. But middle class manners cannot prevail, once party girl Fay arrives with the newly separated Tom taking the carefully scheduled holiday in a whole new direction. Julia Davis, Rufus Jones, Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton, Liz Berrington and Jonathan Cake star in this tale of sex, drugs and rock and roll… with David Bamber as the curious campsite owner.

    • Channel: SKY Atlantic, TX date: 12.04.16
    • Written By: Julia Davis
    • Director: Julia Davis
    • Producer: Ted Dowd
    • Cast: Julia Davis, Rufus Jones, Vicki Pepperdine, Steve Pemberton, Liz Berrington, Jonathan Cake and David Bamber
  • Uncle

    With not much good in his life, Andy is on the verge of committing suicide. Then he gets a call from his sister, Sam, that changes his life. Sam begs Andy to help care for her preteen son, Errol, which he reluctantly agrees to. As the uncle and nephew start to spend more time together, the boy – who is older before his time – helps his uncle be less of a 30-something man-child and transform into more of a responsible adult.

    • Channel: BBC One and BBC Three, TX date: 2012-2017
    • Written By: Oliver Reason and Lilah Vandenburgh
    • Director: Oliver Refson
    • Producer: Ali MacPhail
    • Cast: Nick Helm, Daisy Haggard, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Daniel Lawrence Taylor, Jorja Rutherford, Nicholas Burns, Esther Smith, Con O'Neill, Sydney Rae White, Brett Goldstein, Nine Toussaint-White, Nick Mohammed, Gemma Whelan, Raquel Cassidy
  • Philomena

    The Oscar nominated, comedy drama starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, co-written by Steve and Jeff Pope and directed by Stephen Frears tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year search for her adopted son, and journalist Martin Sixsmith's efforts to help her find him.

  • The Mighty Boosh

    Join Howard Moon and Vince Noir on their mad capped and surreal capers: from their origins in series 1 as Zoo keepers through to working in a Boutique shop in Dalston in series 3. They are joined by a host of characters, both friend and foe like Bollo the gorilla and Naboo the Shamen, the terrifying crack fox and cockney nightmare, The Hitcher.

    • Channel: BBC Three
    • Created and written by: Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding
    • Director: Paul King
    • Producer: Ali MacPhail (Series 1) and Spencer Millman (Series 2 and 3)
    • Cast: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Mike Fielding, Dave Brown
  • Hunderby

    Hunderby, set in the 1800s, features Helene (Alexandra Roach, The Iron Lady), a shipwreck survivor washed ashore near a small English village. There, she is swept off her feet by widowed pastor Edmund (Alex MacQueen, The Inbetweeners, This Is England 88) and the two soon marry, the puritanical Edmund believing his bride to be untouched by another man. But she has a history, a dark past that she cannot escape.

    • Channel: SKY Atlantic
    • Written By: Julia Davis
    • Director: Tony Dow
    • Producer: John Rushton
    • Cast: Julia Davis, Alexandra Roach, Alex McQueen, Kevin Eldon, Rufus Jones, Rosie Cavaliero, Jane Stanness, Rosalind Knight, Rebekah Staton, Ben Bishop, Alexander Armstrong, Daniel Lawrence Taylor
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