I TALK Boy Meets Girl

Whether it's Transparent on Amazon, I Am Cait on E! or Orange Is The New Black on Netflix, there seems to be a real appetite for television to represent transgender characters and issues.

Even EastEnders will be introducing a transgender character in the next year. But this week BBC Two are making TV history by launching the UK's first ever transgender comedy, Boy Meets Girl.

Created and written by Elliott Kerrigan, Boy Meets Girl won a competition back in 2012 by BBC Writersoom and All About Trans, who were looking for a script that portrayed transgender characters positively.

In 2014 a studio pilot was shot (under the title Love) and then a full series was commissioned with Simon Carlyle and Andrew Mettam joining Kerrigan as writers.

Leo, played by Harry Hepple has had a bad day. He's been fired (again), and is being given a hard time by his mum. To cap it all, his blind date fails to show up. This is when he bumps into Judy and finds himself deeply attracted to this surprising and beguiling woman.