BBC orders David Schneider sitcom

Set in a register office

The BBC has commissioned a new sitcom from David Schneider.

The Day Today and I'm Alan Partridge actor will star as a local authority’s chief registrar Malcolm Fox in the Radio 4 series Births, Deaths and Marriages.

He has also written the show, which will be recorded in front of a studio audience from next month.

His character us described as a stickler for rules who would be ‘willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety’.

Alongside him are rival Lorna, brought in to modernise the department, geeky Luke and ditzy Anita who gets her words and names mixed up.

Schneider has previously written the children’s series Uncle Max, which he also starred in, and was one of the screenwriters of the 2001 Eddie Izzard movie All The Queen’s Men.

To be in the audience for Births, Deaths and Marriages, see our free tickets page.

Published: 20 Feb 2012

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