New BBC sitcom pilot: Shush

I’m going to be off watching The IT Crowd being filmed that day, but if you’re interested, this looks promising, given the talent behind it:


17 October, BBC Television Centre

We’d like to invite you along to see two of Britain’s top comedy actresses, Morwenna Banks (Saxondale, The Thick Of It, Absolutely) and Rebecca Front (Nighty Night, The Day Today, Knowing Me, Knowing You) joining forces in Shush, an absurd sitcom pilot set in an archaic library perpetually fighting the threat of closure.

Alice (Rebecca Front) a hopelessly romantic misfit and Snoo (Morwenna Banks) an indolent meddler are determined to prove to the library inspector Raff (Ben Willbond) that they can attract new readers and raise enough funds to save their library.

Meanwhile, Alice finally looks set to go on her dream date with Dean, the local porn-mag seller (Simon Greenall).

Produced by Armando Iannucci (I’m Alan Partridge, The Thick Of It, The Day Today) and written by Morwenna Banks, Rebecca Front and Arthur Mathews (Father Ted, Big Train).

The Cast also includes Michael Fenton-Stevens and Alex Macqueen.

Recording on Friday 17 October at BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London. Doors open at 7pm.

To apply for tickets, call the BBC Ticket Line on 0370 901 1227