The six-part comedy is based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.
Co-written by Alan Carr and Simon Carlyle, Changing Ends is based on Alan’s own life in Northampton in the 1980’s growing up as the son of a fourth division football manager.
Alan will star as himself in the present day, whilst rising star Oliver Savell (one of my 23 TV stars of tomorrow) will take on the role of young Alan alongside newly announced Shaun Dooley and Nancy Sullivan playing Alan’s parents Graham and Christine and Taylor Fay playing his younger brother Gary.
Also joining the cast are Rourke Mooney and Gabby Best as Alan's neighbours Charlie and Angela and Harry Peacock as Nigel. Elsewhere, David Mumeni will play Mr Chapman and Michael Socha will play Adam.
Promising to be more than just a trip down memory lane, Changing Ends is described as a love letter to a time and a town where things weren’t always so inclusive. Told with warmth and wit, it follows Alan’s journey through puberty, adolescence, and finally self-discovery, all against the backdrop of Thatcher’s Britain.
As showcased in many of Alan’s stand-up shows, his experience as a gay teenager in the East Midlands is a veritable treasure trove with a rich comedic seam, whether it’s his sexual awakenings, his daily battle with bullies or navigating the highs and lows of Fourth division football.
It’s about school and family, Kevin Keegan and George Michael, and figuring out who you are when your family are Match of the Day and you’re a bit Miss Marple.
Changing Ends will be produced by Baby Cow Productions, directed by Dave Lambert with Mollie Freedman Berthoud producing and Sarah Monteith and Rupert Majendie executive producing alongside Alan Carr, Danny Julian and Simon Carlyle.
Changing Ends will air on ITVX