Filming gets underway on new BBC One comedy.
Studio filming has commenced on Ben Elton‘s new six-part BBC One sitcom ‘The Wright Way‘ (previously entitled Slings And Arrows).
The Thin Blue Line’s David Haig stars as Gerald Wright, the fastidious manager of a local council’s Health and Safety department. Wright relishes the rules and regulations he uses in his professional life and only wishes he could apply them to his private life, which often stumbles haplessly into chaos.
The comedy also includes Mina Anwar, Toby Longworth, Joanne Matthews, Beattie Edmonson, Brenda Edwards, and Luke Gell in the ensemble cast.
Ben Elton says: “All my happiest television memories concern BBC comedy and in particular BBC sitcoms. It’s an honour and a privilege to get the chance to be a part of that tradition again and I’m as excited today as I was when The Young Ones was commissioned 30 years ago.”
The series is written by Ben Elton and is a Phil McIntyre Television production for BBC One. The BBC executive producer is Gregor Sharp; the executive producer for Phil McIntyre Television is Lucy Ansbro and the producer is Rohan Acharya.
‘The Wright Way’ is currently being filmed at MediaCityUK, Salford, from January-March 2013 for transmission later in the year.