LifeSpam: My Child Is French. Image shows from L to R: Alice Lowe, Man With 1000 Wives (Simon Farnaby). Image credit: Arbie.

LifeSpam: My Child Is French

A comedy pilot by Alice Lowe which spoofs shocking true life documentaries

AKA:
Life Spam
Genre:
Sketch Show
Broadcast:
2009  (BBC Three)
Episodes:
1 Pilot
Starring:
Alice Lowe, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Justin Edwards, Simon Farnaby, Richard Glover, Tom Meeten, Steve Oram, Clare Thomson, Rosalyn Wright, Steve Brody, Joel Coussins
Writers:
Alice Lowe
Production:
Arbie

LifeSpam is a spoof documentary pilot written by comedienne Alice Lowe, who is probably best known for playing the role of Liz Asher in Darkplace.

The spoofs include a woman who is struggling to come to terms with her son's rare and debilitating condition, plus The Man Who had A Thousand Wives and The Woman Who Lived in Hair.

Our Review: Patchy. Some of the spoofs were poor, however a couple of gems (notably the man with 1000 wives, and the woman who dumped her child in France) made up for the duller moments.

We'd certainly like to see BBC Three showing some more intelligent comedies than those they're currently famed for, but this particular programme would need quite a bit of work to go to a full series.