Saturday, August 01, 2009

BBC Stakes Out "Being Human"

"Being Human" is the British-produced supernatural TV drama-comedy series, broadcast on BBC Three, starring actors Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey and Aidan Turner as three 'twenty-something' characters sharing a house in Bristol, trying to live a normal social life, despite being a ghost, werewolf and vampire:

"Being Human is a witty, exciting, sexy and extraordinary look at the friendship between three 20-something outsiders trying to find their way in an enticing, yet complicated world, exploring what it's like trying to find where you fit into the grand scheme of things when you live with an unusual affliction.

'Mitchell' is a hospital cleaner, good looking, laid back and a hit with the ladies. Oh, and he's a blood-sucking vampire. Mitchell's friend 'George' works in the same hospital as a porter. He's an awkward but loveable geek who was befriended by Mitchell two years ago.

George was heartbroken after he had to move away from the love of his life; he had to leave before she discovered that at every full moon, he sprouts a snout, grows a very hairy back and transforms into a werewolf.

Having had enough of sleeping in hostels and temporary accommodation, Mitchell and George decide to get a flat together where they can indulge in their love of beer, pizza and watching TV. They just want to have a go at being normal – being human.

'Annie' is their uninvited lodger. When the guys moved into their new creepy abode they were not expecting to share it with a ghost with a confidence crisis.

Annie used to live in the flat with her boyfriend but following a fatal accident, and now suffering from a distinct lack of self esteem, she can't move on. So, she spends her time wandering around the house, making cups of tea she can't drink and scaring away anyone who dares try to move into her home..."

The series is written by Toby Whithouse, produced by Matthew Bouch, directed by Declan O'Dwyer. Executive producers are Rob Pursey and Julie Gardner, the Head of Drama for BBC Wales.

"Being Human", commissioned by Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three and Jane Tranter, Controller of BBC Fiction, is produced by Touchpaper Television, part of the RDF Media Group.