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CBBC commissions new kids comedy sketch show

CBBC has commissioned 13 x 28-minute episodes of a new yet-be-titled kids comedy sketch show from Citrus Television, part of the creative team behind the UK pubcaster's hit series Horrible Histories.
July 13, 2012

CBBC has commissioned 13 x 28-minute episodes of a new yet-be-titled kids comedy sketch show from Citrus Television, part of the creative team behind the UK pubcaster’s hit series Horrible Histories.

The new series will poke fun at people’s love and /or hate of sports, fitness and body perception and feature a mix of physical comedy, traditional sketches, silent comedy, clowning, juggling and acrobatics.

Popular British actor/comedian James Serafinowicz (from BBC Two’s The Peter Serofinowicz Show), is on-board to appear in one sketch per episode as his popular overweight businessman character Brian Butterfield (pictured).

Caroline Norris (Dead Boss, Armstrong And Miller) and Giles Pilbrow (Have I Got News For You, Spitting Image) have been tapped as series producers.

Additional ensemble cast members include Tony Paul Way (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Game Of Thrones), Aisling Bea (Dead Boss, Cardinal Burns) and Marie Beeput (White Van Man, Peepshow).

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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