BBC comedy 'Home Time' begins production
Published Jan 19 2009, 00:02 GMT | By Simon Reynolds
BBC Two's new female-driven comedy Home Time
has started production in Coventry, the broadcaster has announced.
The six-part, 30-minute series revolves around 29-year-old Gaynor Jacks, who returns to live with her parents 12 years after leaving home. Gaynor soon comes into contact with old friends, enemies and boyfriends.Ideal
's Emma Fryer
, co-writer of the show with Neil Edmond (Where Are The Joneses?
), will lead the ensemble cast. Joining her are Hayley Jayne Standing (My Dad's The Prime Minister
), Kerry Godliman (Extras
), Rebekah Staton (Pulling
), Marian McLoughlin (The Omid Djalili Show
), Philip Jackson (Poirot
) and James Daffern (Emmerdale
"It's incredibly exciting when a new writer-performer comes along with a story to tell that is close to their own experience," said Lucy Lumsden, the BBC's controller of comedy commissioning. "Female-led and with a strong sense of place, we eagerly await the world of Home Time
, which explores the themes of growing up and longing to be different."Home Time
will air later in the year.