I TALK Starlings

In a similar vein to the fantastic Stella, a new Comedy-Drama Starlings aired tonight for the first time on Sky1.

Regular readers of the blog will recall that I first spoke about Starlings back in January when I discussed Sky's recent move into Comedy.

Starlings follows a rather large working class family from Derbyshire living in what feels like a very crammed house. The Starling family consists of mum & dad Terry & Jan, played by Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey). They have three children, 16 year-old football mad tomboy daughter Charlie (Finn Atkins), their amusing reptile enthusiast son Gravy (John Dagleish) who certainly likes a drink or two and then there's eldest daughter Bell (Rebecca Night).

Starlings is produced by Baby Cow Productions and the brilliant Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge, The Trip) and written by Steve Edge (Star Stories, The Cup) and Matt King (Peep Show) who also star in the series as Fergie and Loz (see image right),  long lost son of Granddad Starling played by Alan Williams who also lives with the family.