Clone. Clone (Stuart McLoughlin). Image credit: Roughcut Television.

Clone

A team-written sitcom about the first human clone - the clone is intended to be a super soldier, but the prototype is lacking in so many ways

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2008  (BBC Three)
Episodes:
6 (1 series)
Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Stuart McLoughlin, Mark Gatiss, Fiona Glascott, Oliver Maltman
Writers:
Adam Chase, Alexa Junge, Toby Davies, Paul Doolan, Maggie Bandur, Ed Weeks
Production:
Roughcut Television

Clone opens with brilliant scientist Dr. Victor Blenkinsop unveiling the result of his life's work: The first human clone. Intended to be a prototype super soldier who will eventually replace Britain's volunteer army, the Doctor quickly realises his super weapon is more likely to hug someone than shoot them.

Clone is a classic 'fish out of water' comedy revolving around the education of an innocent who is seeing and experiencing our world for the first time. It might also be described as a 'buddy comedy' about a modern Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.