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BBC Three to pilot new comedy from Soph Galustian, Peck'Eds

The three, three-minute pilot episodes will air this autumn.

Peck’Eds is a female-led coming-of-age, out-and-out comedy about the testing moments of growing up as a young, working-class woman in South Manchester. It is also a celebration of what it truly means to grow up in this specific part of the country, based on lived experiences and real surroundings.

We will follow the journey of Melissa, played by Soph Galustian, and her group of BEST friends, Abbie, played by Hannah Donelon and Naz, played by Leah Choudhry, to get a taste of true council estate, high school life.

From period troubles to sexuality discoveries Peck’Eds will blow the dust off these awkward memories and flood back feelings of nostalgia, womanhood and an extra-large portion of cringe.

Written by and starring Soph Galustian, Peck’Eds is directed by Bethan Seller and produced by Molly Seymour at Jax Media, with Executive Producer’s Brooke Posch and Tony Hernandez and BBC Comedy’s Emily Allen.

Speaking about the pilot episodes, Soph Galustian, said "Writing Peck'Eds has been so exciting for me. The thought of creating something based on my own experiences and being able to film it in the exact spots that I grew up in, was truly magical."

"My upbringing will always play a huge part in my work and I hope that it shines a light on working-class, northern voices. I am so proud of my background and where I come from. Us council estate lot know how to have a laugh, and that’s what Peck'Eds is all about - learning to make the best of what you’ve got."

Head of Jax Media UK and Producer Molly Seymour, added "Developing and producing Peck’Eds with Soph and the BBC has been a truly fantastic process. Jax focuses on telling stories we haven’t seen before, delivered in the funniest and most unique way. This is what Peck’Eds is and we couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Soph and the rest of the team on this original and brilliantly comedic show."

Soph is a Mancunian comedy writer-performer of Armenian heritage, who is fast making a huge impact for her self-produced sketches and spoken word social media pieces - with her content already accruing over 1.5m views - gaining her praise from Daisy-May Cooper, The Guilty Feminist, Susan Wokoma and Maxine Peake amongst others. This is Soph's first television commission.

Peck’Eds will air this autumn on BBC Three


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