BBC commission for social media comic Soph Galustian | New shorts about 'council estate, high school' life in Manchester © BBC

BBC commission for social media comic Soph Galustian

New shorts about 'council estate, high school' life in Manchester

Comedy writer Soph Galustian has landed her first BBC commission on the back of her sketches and monologues released on social media.

Peck’Eds is a BBC Threesome – a series of three, three-minute shorts, about growing up as a young, working class woman in South Manchester.

Galustian plays Melissa who with her best friends - Abbie (Hannah Donelon) and Naz (Leah Choudhry) – offer a taste of ‘council estate, high school life from period troubles, to sexuality discoveries’.

The BBC says: ‘Peck’Eds will blow the dust off these awkward memories and flood back feelings of nostalgia, womanhood and an extra-large portion of cringe.’

Manchester-based  Galustian, who has an Armenian heritage, said: ‘Writing Peck'Eds has been so exciting for me. The thought of creating something based on my own experiences and being able to film it in the exact spots that I grew up in, was truly magical. 

‘My upbringing will always play a huge part in my work and I hope that it shines a light on working class, northern voices. 

‘I am so proud of my background and where I come from. Us council estate lot know how to have a laugh, and that’s what Peck'Eds is all about - learning to make the best of what you’ve got.’

Her online content at @sophgalustian has garnered more than 1.5 million views and h been praised by the likes of Daisy-May Cooper,  Susan Wokoma and Maxine Peake.

Peck'Eds will be released later this autumn. 

Peck’Eds production credits


Written by and starring: Soph Galustian
Made by:  Jax Media
Directed by: Bethan Seller
Produced by: Molly Seymour
Executive producers: Brooke Posch, Tony Hernandez,  Emily Allen

Published: 9 Sep 2021

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