Kathy Burke writes her first TV comedy

Autobiographical series for Sky

Kathy Burke has written her first ever TV series, which has been picked up by Sky Atlantic.

The four-part Walking And Talking is based on her teenage years, dreaming of being an actress while skiving from school in a working-class area of London.

It follows the success of her Little Cracker film, which aired on Sky 1 over Christmas 2010 and told of how a chance meeting with The Clash changed her life.

Ami Metcalf and Aimee-Ffion Edwards – who played the young Kathy and her best friend Mary in the Little Cracker – will reprise their roles, while Jerry Sadowitz does a rare acting turn as Jimmy the Jew.

Burke said: ‘I wanted to write a semi-autobiographical piece that was uplifting and heart-warming. Walking And Talking is my love letter to books, 70's television, music and friendship.’

Sky’s head of comedy said: ‘We loved Kathy's Little Cracker so much we demanded more. We are immensely proud to have this exquisite series.’

The series – which will go out this summer – will be made by Tiger Aspect and directed by Tim Kirkby, whose credits include Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and Look Around You.

Published: 19 Jan 2012

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