Toyboize. Image shows from L to R: JP (Dan Johnston), Nicky (Jack Brough), Tim (Ewen MacIntosh). Image credit: TalkbackThames.

Toyboize

A series of five-minute mockumentary episodes following the attempted comeback of a child pop band. Created by sketch group Navelgazing

Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2009  (Dave)
Episodes:
5 (1 series)
Starring:
Ewen MacIntosh, Dan Johnston, Jamie Deeks, Jack Brough
Writers:
Jack Brough, Jamie Deeks, Dan Johnston, Ewen MacIntosh
Production:
TalkbackThames

Created by sketch group Navelgazing, Toyboize is the first internet comedy series to directly transfer to TV. The five minute videos, which are presented in a mockumentary style, follow four washed-up former members of an 80s teenage pop group as they attempt to make a comeback.

Our Review: A lot of love and care went into the writing and filming of these online videos, so it is pleasing to see them getting a broadcast on TV. Let's hope these TV broadcasts have provided the catalyst required to get another series greenlit.