The actress who filled in a lot of different female parts at the read-throughs was Angela McHale, a regular on Lee's Radio 2 show and she played the clown school teacher way back in Episode One, Series One.
I went along to one of these evenings and really enjoyed it (especially seeing an episode I'd written come to life). I'm not sure how the ticketing systems worked, but a group of people turned up and had travelled all the way from Bournemouth and were turned away at the door as it was full up, or over-subscribed. I know moves were made to try and squeeze them in, but it seemed a bit of a shame to come all that way without tickets?
In other news, I was lucky to be part of an audio commentary for the Series Two DVD last week. Lee and Tim were doing three episodes, with a different guest on each one. We did Baby. They've also done Mortgage and Dating.
No airdates for Series Three yet. Even though it will be filmed in time for a pre-Christmas transmission, it's still possible that BBC1 will air it in January. As soon as we know, you'll be told. We are making a Christmas special again though. We'll see. No official date for the DVD either, but you'd imagine that would be in time for Christmas.