'Ghosts' To Keep On Haunting!

Delighted to confirm that BBC Ghosts has been recommissioned for a second and third series.

News of a second series swiftly followed the airing of the first, and the broadcaster's Director of Content Charlotte Moore has now revealed that a third series was also ordered at the same time.

She explained: "Ghosts is a brilliant comedy from the Horrible Histories team. Episode one got 2.5m overnight - a modest figure for a comedy - but within 28 days it had grown to 5.5m. And after six months, 1.7m iPlayer requests. That's up there with other big comedy hits. We've commissioned two more series straight away."



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Susan Earl Signs to HDM

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We are pleased to announce actress and comedian Susan Earl has signed to HD Management.

Susan has played a plethora of well loved characters on screen over the years including, ‘Wellness Sue’ in the BBC’s Reggie Perrin, ‘Mrs Griggs’ in the CBBC BAFTA award winning comedy So Awkward and ‘Anne’ in ITV’s Hardware.

Most recently, Susan played ‘Betty Dawson’ in the ITV film about Torvill and Dean as well as ‘Sim Crawford’ in Red Dwarf X, UKTV.



PW Productions Takes On 'Darts Wives'

Lauretta and Sharon Gavin's superb comedy script ‘Darts Wives’ is being developed by PW Productions.

Featuring Tonya Kerins French, Lauretta Gavin, Sharon Gavin & Mel Giedroyc, PW Productions will produce an Exclusive Preview (Work in Progress) of the play at the Museum of Comedy, Wednesday 9th October 2019.

Fierce, filthy and fabulous…meet the Darts Wives. Four ladies who will stop at nothing to make sure their man triumphs at the World Championships. From sexting to spray tans, these girls know all the tricks. Delightfully warped; it’s Shameless meets Benidorm with a sprinkle of Abigail's Party.

Written by comedy double act Gavin & Gavin….sisters Lauretta and Sharon, this raucous show was a sell out at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

Tickets available here

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Chris Hosts BBC Ouch!

Chris McCausland has Hosted BBC Ouch for BBC2.

A comedy and storytelling show featuring funny and fascinating stories told by disabled people and those with mental health difficulties.

Recorded at the BBC Tent in Edinburgh during the Fringe, this year's theme, Lost and Found, is particularly revealing.

The show broadcasts on BBC 2, 23:35, Friday 23rd August 2019 and will be available on iplayer.

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HBO Max Snaps Up 'Ghosts'

‘Ghosts’ co-created by and starring client Martha Howe-Douglas, will be available to US viewers under a new licensing deal.

The smash hit BBC1 comedy which was broadcast in April this year, will be part of the new streaming platform HBO Max when it launches in the spring 2020.

The Warner-owned service has also picked up Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s The Office, previously available on rival Netflix, as well as Top Gear and ten seasons of Doctor Who.

It was previously announced that Netflix would be losing Friends to HBO Max in the US - but not elsewhere. The platform will also offer HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones and The Sopranos.

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'Ghosts' Make Their First Appearance on BBC One!

Client Martha Howe-Douglas has co-produced, written and stars in a brand new comedy called ‘Ghosts’.

The 6 part BBC One sitcom which is about a group of ghosts, was co-created and stars her team from ‘Horrible Histories’ (BBC) ‘Yonderland’ (Sky1) and BBC Film ‘BILL’,  Mathew BayntonSimon FarnabyLaurence Rickard, Jim Howick and Ben Willbond. The group produced the comedy through their production company ‘Them There’ in association with Monumental Television.

Ghosts starts on Monday 15th April on BBC1 at 9:30pm.

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Speaky Blinder Goes on Tour

Following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. 

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more. 

"A joke heavy show with gags a plenty" 
The List

“Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!” 
EdFestMagazine 

"Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny" 
Chortle.co.uk 

"He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him" 
ThreeWeeks


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New BBC Acts sign to HDM

HD Management are pleased to welcome on board Naomi McDonald and William Stone.

Naomi McDonald is an Anglo/ American multi-skilled actor, impressionist, stand-up, singer and voiceover artist. She was part of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Celebrity Lip Service’ and is familiar to millions of viewers on Sky, Capital FM, CBeebies and the Cartoon Network. Naomi currently voices characters for a plethora of shows including ‘Thunderbirds’, ‘Go Jetters’, and the multi BAFTA-award winning series ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’. 

William Stone was a Finalist in this years BBC New Comedy Award which broadcast Live on R4 from the Edinburgh Fringe. He also appeared Live on Jo Whiley and Simon Mayo’s Drive Time Show on BBC Radio 2 where he performed standup.

Chris & Stuart Joke For Scope!

Chris McCausland and Stuart Mitchell are part of this years 'Joke For Scope' at Union Chapel, London, Thursday 20 September.

Joke For Scope aims to break down barriers that disabled people face through comedy, by challenging negative attitudes and misconceptions, while showcasing disability in a positive way.

Russell Howard Headlines this year's line up, with Rosie Jones, Shazia Mirza and Hosted by Richard Herring.

Martha Works With 'King of Thieves'

Martha Howe-Douglas can be seen playing in the all star cast  'King of Thieves' film.

King of Thieves, is an action-crime drama film, directed by Oscar-winner James Marsh (‘Man On Wire’, and the acclaimed Stephen Hawking biopic ‘The Theory Of Everything’). The film, written by Joe Penhall features an all-star cast, led by Sir, Michael Caine, Sir, Tom Courtenay, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse, Sir, Michael Gambon and Francesca Annis.

The film is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden diamond robbery, which took place in London back in April of 2015, with the thieves snatching an estimated 200 million pounds worth of cash, jewels & gems.

King of Thieves, is scheduled to hit UK cinemas on September 14th, 2018.

 

Stuart Goes On Tour

Following another successful & critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Mitchell  is to take his new show 'Gordon Ramsay's Karma Cafe' on tour in September. 

Stuart appeared at the BBC Tent on BBC Presents during the Fringe, as well as recording another episode of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking The News' alongside Matt Forde and Zoe Lyons.

For tour dates and tickets click HERE

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BBC Comedy Final For Sarah!

 Sarah Mann has made it through to the Final of BBC New Comedy Award 2018.

The 6 acts through to the Final will battle it out on Sunday 12 August at the Edinburgh Fringe, in the BBC Tent and will broadcast live on Radio 4. Mark Watson will Host the Final and the winner will take home £1,000 and a 15-minute script commission from BBC Studios.

Sarah was runner-up in last year's So You Think You're Funny new act competition at the Gilded Balloon with her tales of being asexual and the web of lies she spun just to avoid admitting to a campsite manager that she was glamping alone.

Past winners and finalists include Alan CarrPeter KayLee MackSarah MillicanRussell HowardJoe LycettJosie Long and Nina Conti.

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'GHOSTS' Gets the BBC One Greenlight!

BBC Comedy Controller and Commissioner Shane Allen, has announced today that 'Ghosts' has been commissioned as part of the new BBC One comedy slate. 

Ghosts is a multi-character sitcom created by the lead cast of writer-performers from the award winning Horrible Histories and Yonderland, and the feature film Bill.

Bridging horror and comedy, with an irreverent tone this troupe have made their own, Ghosts is the first BBC One project for the central sextet of Martha Howe-Douglas, Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.

The team begin filming in September. More information here

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Alasdair Beckett-King Makes Soho Theatre Debut

Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Winner, Alasdair Beckett-King, makes his Soho Theatre Debut on Sat 28 April, with his critically acclaimed hour 'The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries'.

Alasdair first debuted his show at The Pleasance in Edinburgh summer 2017, before recording it at The Bill Murray, for NextUp. 

Tickets for his Soho debut HERE

"Incorporated into an elegantly crafted script, this immaculately performed hour is a copper-bottomed, copper-topped enchanter of an introductory show." ★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

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