Friday, July 24, 2009

Because it's set on a university 'Campus'. That was the best title* we could come up with.

EDIT: sorry, Rob reminds me this is the best working title we could come up with.

The only tiny downside of living in Cornwall is that it's a bit harder to get involved with all the fun stuff we used to get up to with Green Wing, like rehearsals, and on-set rewrites and all that sort of malarky. Fortunately, Ori's been keeping me up to date with all the goings on with Campus, what is the new thing from Green Wing's producer Victoria Pile, and most of the same writers (me, afore-mentioned Ori, her lover Fay, her other lover Richard Preddy, her other other lover and new boy Gary Parker, her other other other lover, and new boy Christian Sandino Taylor, and Rob Harley.

Here's Rob, looking serious and working extremely hard:

Serious Rob is Serious

And here is actor Sara Pascoe (who I hope doesn't mind me putting her photo up, as I've never actually met her) as 'Accoms Girl':

Sarah Pascoe as "Accoms Girl"

From the official bumf on Campus from C4 (it's one of the half-hour pilots for their Comedy Showcase Thing, but if it goes well, who knows?):

"Campus, an original sitcom set in a fictitious red-brick university, explores the lives and souls of a handful of people that work there - some as academics, some simply involved in the general running of the place. With a semi-improvised feel, it features an ensemble cast, and is made by the award-winning creative team behind Green Wing and Smack the Pony. Victoria Pile and Caroline Leddy are working on it."

FIlming's just finished, editing should be completed by September, then all the comedy showcases are (hopefully) going out in October. I'll update here if I get any useful info.

18 comments:

Boz said...

Oh I say! Brillig!

Orb said...

Ooh, I are excited now!

wv: phizat. Couldn't have put it better myself.

Oli said...

Oooo, cool.

Rose said...

Excellent stuff. I love that Sara Pascoe's stand-up.

Vicus Scurra said...

I can tell that it is one of these modern red-brick universities, as they refer to "people that work there" rather than "people who work there".

rozzietheaussie said...

oooooh exciting! I'm looking forward to watching, good to see the GW gang back :)

Valerie said...

Super good news! We'll be twitching in impatience over here. And hopefully it'll be fun for you.

james henry said...

I hope that also!

Spinsterella said...

What's the accent spread?

(This is really important to me, sorry..)

james henry said...

The accent spread is broad.

Sylvia said...

At last. Shall look forward to watching it. I stopped watching TV after GW. Nothing could compare.....

Simon said...

Thanks for the update, I am looking forward to it already.

Imo said...

Yay - but who else is in this? Ori has lots of lovers, it's surprising any writing gets done at all!

james henry said...

That's why there was never a third series of GW - we all needed some time off.

I think the cast are being kept under wraps for now. No GW people in it, it's a whole new thing.

rob said...

That was the best WORKING title we could come up with...

Imo said...

Has there been a comedy set on a uni campus since A Very Peculiar Practice? Have never forgotten the nuns!

Oh no GW people - never mind, as long as there's a bit of romance thrown in when the whole series is written!

spence said...

Hurrah!! :-)

Newf said...

Speaking of good writers, the C4 blurb section could do with one. "Award-winning creative team"? Ew. That could be a group of joiners. Or data entry operators for a library catalogue.

Maybe "beguiling motley crew".