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Cast announced for Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy


Channel 4 has announced the cast for new six-part comedy Crashing, from multi-award winning writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, The Iron Lady).

Crashing is a comedy drama that follows the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital. In amongst the asbestos and abandoned x-ray machines live sexually explosive estate agent Sam (Jonathan Bailey), frustrated French artist Melody (Julie Dray), shy and excitable Fred (Amit Shah), and happily engaged couple Anthony and Kate (Damien Molony and Louise Ford). It’s practically peaceful. That is, until the spontaneous arrival of Lulu (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Anthony’s oldest and least responsible friend…

In an age of unaffordable housing and sky-high rents, becoming a Property Guardian has never been so appealing, with thousands of people paying as little as £25 a week to live in unoccupied buildings in exchange for ‘protecting’ the property from disrepair. Just imagine waking up every morning in your own historic building in the most exciting city in the world. Even if it is an enormous, creepy, derelict hospital.

Also joining the cast are Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), Lachie Chapman (The Overtones) and actress, director and comedian Kathy Burke (Harry Enfield & Chums) who makes a special guest appearance as the eccentric Aunt Gladys.

Crashing is produced by Big Talk Productions and begins on Channel 4, on January 11th at 10pm.