Fryer lands BBC Two sitcom

Female-led cast for Home Time

Comedian Emma Fryer has landed her own six-part BBC Two comedy.

Work has just started on Home Time, which centres on a girl who fled her small-town life as a teenager, but now, aged 29, has been forced to return ‘with her tail between her legs’.

Fyer – who played deadpan Tania in the Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal – co-wrote the show with Neil Edmond, and will also take the lead role of Gaynor Jacks.

A BBC spokesman said: ‘Gaynor must crawl back into her old life to suffer the gleeful sympathy of her friends and ill-judged parental intrusions. It is all played out in front of old flames and adversaries Gaynor never thought she'd see again and underscored by the smirking cries of, "See you're back then".’

The series, which is being shot in Fryer’s native Coventry, features a nearly all-female ensemble cast, including Kerry Godliman, Hayley Jayne Standing, Rebekah Staton and Marian McLoughlin.

Lucy Lumsden, who commissioned the series for the BBC, said: ‘It's incredibly exciting when a new writer/performer comes along with a story to tell that is close to their own experience.’

'Female-led and with a strong sense of place, we eagerly await the world of Home Time.'

The series will made by Steve Coogan and Henry Normal’s production company Baby Cow, which also counts Gavin & Stacey, Ideal and The Mighty Boosh among its hits.

In 2005, Fryer was a finalist in the So You Think You're Funny?, Funny Women and Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year competitions.

Published: 19 Jan 2009

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