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New comedy explores STI’s and past encounters


Channel has commissioned new six-part comedy Scrotal Recall from The Midnight Beast writer Tom Edge.

The comedy from Clerkenwell Films, follows the disastrous exploits of Dylan Witter, who must contact everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them he has Chlamydia. Dylan’s not proud of the number of women he’s been with, so he decides to use this quest to make sense of the squandered opportunities, broken promises, and romantic car-crashes. In each episode, Dylan seeks out a different girl from his STI contact list, as he remembers a sexual encounter he’d previously tried his hardest to forget.

Joining him on this trip down memory lane are best friend Evie, and terrible influence Luke. Both have been by Dylan’s side for the past decade, mopping up the blood, sweat and tears. Love hurts – especially when you urinate.

Head of Comedy Phil Clarke said: “I am delighted to announce two new comedy series commissions. Scrotal Recall is a clever, witty story about love, commitment and sexually transmitted disease.

Clerkenwell Films’ Chief Exec Murray Ferguson said: “We’re delighted to be making Scrotal Recall for Channel 4. Tom Edge has come up with a brilliant concept for a comedy, with bright, funny and engaging characters. The result is a unique comedy brimming with humour, heart and mild genital discomfort.”

Scrotal Recall will also go into production later this year.

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