Beyond the Grave

New romcom from Meldrew creator

One Foot In The Grave creator David Renwick has written a new six-part romantic comedy for BBC1.

Love Soup will star Tamsin Greig, of Green Wing and Black Books, and American actor Michael Landes.

However, the premise is unusual in that the two lean characters never actually meet.

Filming is just about to start on the six hour-long episodes, due to be screened later in the year.

Grieg’s character Alice Chenery works in a London department store, struggling to maintain a flat in Brighton, while Landes plays Gil Raymond, an American comedy writer who has fled to Britain in search of artistic integrity and a lasting relationship.

The BBC’s head of comedy, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, said: "David has created yet another superb relationship comedy which anyone who's ever been single will relate to.

"Gil and Alice would appear to be two halves of the same person: so perfectly suited in every way, it's obvious they would have a great future together."

Jane Tranter, controller of drama commissioning, added: "We are delighted to be working with one of British television's foremost comedy writers.  Love Soup, and its ingenious premise, is his witty and truthful take on modern love and contemporary mores."

 

Published: 27 Jan 2005

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