Dustin Demri-Burns

Dustin Demri-Burns

First look at Daisy May Cooper’s new comedy thriller

Jessica Hynes also joins the cast of Am I Being Unreasonable?

Daisy May Cooper’s new comedy thriller will be titled Am I Being Unreasonable?, the BBC announced today as they revealed this first image from the show.

Filming has just finished on the six-part series, which the This Country star wrote and appears in with actress Selin Hizli. 

It has also been revealed that Jessica Hynes and Cardinal Burns star Dustin Demri-Burns have joined the cast.

Cooper plays Nic, a woman grieving a loss that she can’t share with anyone whilst stuck in a depressing marriage. Only her adored son, Ollie (Lenny Rush) keeps her going.

But when Jen (Hizli) arrives in town her life is lit up with laughter and through this kindred soul her dark secret starts to bubble up.  

When the show was first announced in October, Cooper said: ‘So excited to be writing this with my best friend and the funniest person I know on a subject that I think sums us up perfectly: toxic friendship.'

Hizli added: ‘Everything about creating this show has been a dream come true. I can’t wait to bring this dark, funny world to life. Now I just have to put up with Daisy for a bit longer while we film it…"

Jack Thorne, the screenwriter behind His Dark Materials, This is England and National Treasure is on board as an executive producer. He said: ‘Working with Selin and Daisy on this has been a joy. The way they've managed to balance joy and truth, funny and real, it's been a brilliant education for me as a writer. And the less said about that dead cat the better.’

Also joining the cast are Amanda Wilkin, David Fynn, Juliet Cowan, Ruben Catt and Karla Crome. 

Am I Being Unreasonable? will air on BBC One, but no broadcast date has yet been announced.

Am I Being Unreasonable? production credits

Made by: Boffola Pictures and Lookout Point
Executive producer: Jack Thorne
Created and written by: Daisy May Cooper & Selin Hizli
Commissioned by: Kate Phillips, former acting director of BBC comedy
Commissioning editor: Tanya Qureshi, head of BBC comedy
Producer:  Pippa Brown
Director: Jonny Campbell
Executive producers: Shane Allen, Jonny Campbell, Daisy May Cooper, Kate Daughton, Selin Hizli amd  Jack Thorne

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Published: 9 Feb 2022


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2006

Fat Tongue

Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Cardinal Burns

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Cardinal Burns [2012]


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