Getting it write

BBC orders three new comedies

Armando Iannucci is to write a new six-part comedy show for BBC2.

Time Trumpet is described as a Rock ‘n’ Roll Years-style nostalgia series, but looking back at fictional events yet to happen.

The half-hour shows will air in spring next year, according to industry newspaper Broadcast.

The trade journal also reports that People Like Us writer John Morton has also been commissioned to create a  new show.

Broken News will recreate the effect of switching between news channel.

The six half-hour shows will air on BBC2 this autumn.

And writer Johnny Daukes, who created the Radio 4 comedy Radio 9, has landed his first TV series.

The Message will comprise a series of sketches showing what TV will look like in the future.

This will also run for six half-hour episodes, and will go out on BBC3 next year.

BBC head of comedy entertainment Jon Plowman is executive producer of all three new series.

Published: 18 Jun 2005

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