A model sitcom

BBC3 orders catwalk comedy

BBC Three has ordered a new sitcom about a working-class family thrown into the spotlight when their teenage daughter becomes a supermodel.

Filming on the show, provisionally titled Teenage Supermodel, will start in January.

The storyline for the show parallels the background of the likes of Croydon-born Kate Moss, plucked from ordinary families to the fame and fortune of the fashion industry.

Casting has yet to be announced – and echoing the theme of the show, the family’s two daughters will be chose nfrom genuinely new and raw talent in the Manchester area.

The show is the latest in the BBC’s drive to encourage more talent from the North West, and is BBC Three’s first commission from the new Hat Trick North Productions.

Channel controller Stuart Murphy, said: ‘It reinforces our commitment to producing strong comedy out of London, and we hope that it'll build on the success of Ideal and I'm With Stupid, both of which are Manchester comedies. Importantly, it will feature brand new talent from the North West.’

Teenage Supermodel has been created by Carmel Morgan, who previously worked alongside Caroline Aherne and Craig Cash on The Royle Family.

Additional material was written by Jan McVerry, whose credits include Clocking Off, and Stephen Russell (Big Train).


Published: 17 Oct 2005

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