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Revealed: Julia Davis' next project

Six-part series for Channel 4

Julia Davis is to make a six-part Channel 4 comedy about a fading breakfast TV show presenter.

In Morning Has Broken, the Nighty Night and Hunderby star will play a TV host called Gail Sinclair, working on a programme riven with offscreen tensions.

‘After eight glorious years of high ratings and winning awards, things begin to go wrong for Sinclair when the programme begins to lose viewers and tensions break out within the production team,’ said the broadcaster.

The plot seems to have echoes of the troubles that have beset ITV’s breakfast shows.

A pilot was made in the summer, and has now been picked up by Channel 4's head of comedy Phil Clarke and commissioning editor Rachel Springett,

The show, unveiled at Channel 4’s Upfronts events, will be made by production company Brown Eyed Boy produced by Gary Reich and directed by How Not To Live Your Life star Dan Clark.

It is expected to air sometime next year.

Published: 11 Nov 2014

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