Housebound. Denise Lees (Judy Flynn). Copyright: Busby Productions.


YouTube sketch show set during the lock-in. 14 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Karen Ascoe, Jeremy Swift, Kenneth Collard, Pearce Quigley and others.

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Housebound. Terence Hogg (Jeremy Swift). Copyright: Busby Productions.


Online show focusing on various people coming with the coronavirus lockdown

Sketch Show
14   (1 series)
Karen Ascoe, Jeremy Swift, Kenneth Collard, Pearce Quigley, Stewart Wright, Vincenzo Nicoli, Tim Downie, Judy Flynn and others
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni
Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni

How are people coping with the coronavirus lockdown? That's the question comedy Housebound asks, and the answers offer a look behind the curtain of British homes.

In a series of Zoom, Skype, Houseparty and FaceTime calls, characters reveal themselves to the nation in a series of joyously comic monologues.

Housebound is the brainchild of Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni. "We asked ourselves the question: how do we make a TV series under the current social distancing rules? And this is what we came up with. We've worked with all the actors before and stayed in touch. Every one of them wanted to be part of it as soon as we pitched it," says Justin. "We wanted to shine a light on the pressures and problems we're all going through," adds Mark. "Where there's pressure, there's invariably comedy".

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 6th April 2020 on YouTube
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 8th July 2020 on YouTube