New Sitcom: The Calais Rules

Thursday 14th September 2006, 6:09pm

The BBC has given the go ahead to a BBC2 sitcom highlighting the bad behaviour of the corporations own foreign news correspondents. The comedy focuses on a group of BBC correspondents reporting on a fictitious African war. The correspondents get up to no good and live by the "what goes on tour stays on tour" convention. This new sitcom has been written by journalists Tira Shubart and Sandra Jones, who've based it upon their own experiences within the field and also Jon Rolph (not a journalist but a producer of French and Saunders). So far two half-hour pilots of The Calais Rules have been made. The full series will be filmed in Kenya soon and will air in early 2007.

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