Dinosaur. Nina (Ashley Storrie). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Dinosaur

BBC Three (Online) comedy drama about an autistic woman. 1 pilot in 2021. Stars Ashley Storrie, Bebe Cave, Will Merrick, Bhav Joshi and others.

Dinosaur. Image shows from L to R: Bo (Brad Morrison), Nina (Ashley Storrie). Copyright: Two Brothers Pictures.

Dinosaur

Comedy drama about an autistic woman in her twenties

Genre
Comedy Drama
Published
2021
Platform
BBC Three (Online)
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Ashley Storrie, Bebe Cave, Will Merrick, Bhav Joshi, Brad Morrison, Oliver Samuel, Titana Muthui, Grant O'Rourke and others
Writer
Matilda Curtis
Director
Jonathan Schey
Producers
Sarah Hammond and Daniel Walker

Nina is Autistic, but yet to be diagnosed. Nina's always felt different - and often made to feel it by her family. But Nina finds happiness in the world thanks to her love of palaeontology, and she'll spend all the time she can indulging in the exhibitions on dinosaurs and fossils at the local museum.

When her bubbly younger sister, Evie, asks Nina to be her maid of honour, Nina decides to step out of her comfort zone with a challenge: to find herself a date to bring to the wedding. Nina's never been too bothered by dating before but after her sister's engagement, she's curious: what's the big fuss all about? If everyone says love is so difficult, why does everyone want it all the time? She's determined to find out for herself once and for all.

Tackling the terrors of dating apps, and armed with makeup tips and unintended pickup lines from Evie and the internet, Nina pursues a date with nerdy but endearing Lee. After a bumpy start the pair soon hit it off over a common love of fan fiction and Nina even agrees to send him some of her own work. However, things quickly start to get confusing when Nina finds Lee doesn't quite seem as interested in chatting after the date ends...

Smarting from unanswered texts and feeling slightly side-lined at Evie's engagement party, Nina decides to confide in her older brother, Bo, in search of advice. However, the recently dumped Bo quickly makes his feelings known that Nina is way out of her depth; the trials and tribulations of dating are not worth her time. Nina is frustrated. When everyone else is lying and playing games, why does it feel like she's the odd one out in the dating charade?

When Nina bumps into Lee on her way home, will she take her brother's advice or will she be herself and let Lee know exactly how she feels? Could Nina shake up the unspoken rules of modern dating or is her foray into romance about to get even more confusing...

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 27th May 2021 on BBC Three (Online) at 6am
Episode length
22 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 7th June 2021 at 10:45pm on BBC1
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