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BBC One announce new comedy Here We Go starring Jim Howick and Katherine Parkinson

The six-part series follows a successful pilot in 2020, under the title Pandemonium and also stars Alison Steadman and Tom Basden.

Following the Comedy Playhouse originally broadcast in December 2020, Here We Go, written by Tom Basden, follows the highs and lows of the Jessop family as they navigate a combination of life’s everyday challenges – changing careers, keeping the romance alive within a marriage, adopting a healthier lifestyle, kidnapping a dog, destroying a swimming pool and sabotaging a wedding.

Having filmed his family’s disastrous attempt to carve out a holiday in the midst of the pandemic in the 2020 pilot episode, the series sees youngest son Sam continue to document the Jessop family across the year.

Moving back and forward in time, each episode offers an intimate, observed and absurd exposé of a modern British family doing its best to support each other, if accidentally annoying everyone else in the process.

Although nothing quite goes to plan for the Jessops, their indomitable spirit sees them find moments of unexpected delight among the disappointment and laughing in the face of disaster, promising a surfeit of hilarious moments for viewers to enjoy.

Speaking about the new series, Tom Basden said "I’m delighted to be bringing the Jessop family to BBC One this year. Hopefully their spectacular failures will make the rest of us feel a bit better about ourselves."

Director of BBC Comedy, Jon Petrie said "Tom is a comedy writer at the very top of his game and we can’t wait to see this modern family sitcom develop into a full series on BBC One, which it truly deserves."

To which Head of Comedy for BBC Studios Comedy Productions, Josh Cole added "Here We Go is a passion project for us and one we are hugely excited about. Tom Basden’s scripts are exceptional, and bottle the unique dynamics, and occasional frustrations, of time spent with the family."

Here We Go stars Alison Steadman, Katherine Parkinson, Jim Howick, Tom Basden, Freya Parks and Tori Allen-Martin. It will be directed by Will Sinclair, produced by Tom Jordan with Josh Cole and Tom Basden as Executive Producers for BBC Studios Productions.

Here We Go will air later this year on BBC One


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