Wannabe. Maxine (Lily Brazier).


BBC Three (Online) sitcom about a singer aiming to return to the limelight. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Stars Lily Brazier, Nicholas Burns, Jim Howick, Amy Booth-Steel and others.

Wannabe. Image shows from L to R: Mikey (Jim Howick), Sarah (Alexis Strum), Maxine (Lily Brazier), Mel (Amy Booth-Steel), Neil (Nicholas Burns).


Sitcom about a former popstar turned failing music manager who decides to try and re-launch her singing career

BBC Three (Online)
4   (1 series)
Lily Brazier, Nicholas Burns, Jim Howick, Amy Booth-Steel, Alexis Strum, Savannah Steyn, Karla Simone Spence, Imogen Gurney and others
Lily Brazier and Ben Murray
Ben Murray
Claire McCarthy

Back in the girl-power heyday of the 90s, a hit single would easily get you 15 minutes of fame. But 15 minutes is not quite enough for some people.

Maxine never made it to the big time as part of girl group Variety, but is still desperately trying to cling on to her dream as the (failing) music manager for teenage pop group Sweet Gyal. However Maxine finds herself in crisis when, fed up of her trying to live vicariously through them and her embarrassing attempts to get them a record deal, Sweet Gyal threaten to drop her.

But Maxine has come up with a plan. A come back. This time bigger, bolder and, well... older. Who cares about a hip young girl group anyway?! What the world is really missing is Mum Pop.

And so begins a new obsession with tracking down her ex-bandmates and relaunching her life in the limelight.

Production Details

Part of

BBC Comedy Pilots 2017

BBC Comedy Slices 2017

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 29th March 2018 on BBC Three (Online) at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 29th March 2018 on BBC Three (Online) at 10pm
Last repeat
Friday 4th May 2018 at 11:20pm on BBC1