Susan Calman hosts a new TV show... from her back garden | Socially Distant for BBC Scotland

Susan Calman hosts a new TV show... from her back garden

Socially Distant for BBC Scotland

Susan Calman is to film a new TV show from the bottom of her garden.

Socially Distant, which is being made for BBC Scotland, will features comedians, musicians and actors submitting contributions they filmed themselves from their homes.

Calman admitted the six-part series, which starts next week,  ‘could be a bit rough and ready at times, but I think we can agree that we all need a little bit of Light Relief at the moment’.

In a promo she filmed for social media, she added: ‘We’re doing it for a couple of reasons, really. First of all, hopefully to cheer some people up, and secondly to get wonderful creatives in Scotland back into work again.

‘We’re doing it remotely, complying with social distancing. It’s going to be a unique challenge, but I think we’re all up for it.’

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Gavin Smith, BBC Scotland’s comedy commissioner, said: ‘We’re delighted that at a time of increasing distance and isolation, Susan’s going to bring the people of Scotland together again and show that there’s still laughs in lockdown

‘It’ll be an entertainment show like no other – even if it rains.’

BBC Scotland will also be repeating classic comedies, including Still Game, at primetime during the lockdown.

Published: 27 Mar 2020

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