Channel 4 to air controversial comedy about disability
By Anne Cassidy, campaignlive.co.uk, Monday, 02 November 2009 10:33AM
LONDON - Channel 4 is launching a provocative new comedy drama series about disabled people marooned on a desert island.
The reality-show parody, called Cast Offs, is from the writers of Skins, Shameless and The Thick Of It, and the script contains sex and politically incorrect jokes.
The series, which starts this month, revolves around six characters: a woman with cherubism, a blind man, a deaf woman, a paraplegic man, a woman with dwarfism and a thalidomide-affected man.
It is about the making of a Survivor-style programme with disabled people and each character is played by an actor with the same disability.
Cast Offs is supposed to be both funny and provoking and, according one of its producers Joel Wilson, aims to do for disability what the 90s drama Queer As Folk did for gay people.
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
- Deputy Creative Director - Integrated/shopper agency The Industry Club London Ltd £75,000, London (Greater)
- Senior Account Manager Stopgap £170 - £200 per day, London (Central), London (Greater)
- Senior Brand Manager - 6 month interim contract Brand Recruitment £300 per day, Cambridgeshire
- Senior Account Manager Dynamic New Alliances £33000.00 - £40000.00 per annum, London (Central), London (Greater)
- Visual Designer - Award winning Tech City brand Ultimate Asset £30000 - £35000 per annum, London (Central), London (Greater)
- BBC to end exclusive Red Bee Media production deal
- Bloomberg appoints Matt Teeman as commercial director EMEA
- Samsung celebrates Prince George's birthday
- Virgin Holidays launches digital Caribbean push
- Captain Morgan Facebook ad banned for suggesting alcohol conquers boredom
- Happy birthday Mr Ad Server: the future of RTB