Joanna Scanlan.

Joanna Scanlan

BCG Features

Puppy Love interview

Sunday 9th November 2014

The creators of new sitcom Puppy Love introduce the show, and explain how they let the canine stars in the show improvise rather than follow a script.


Press Clippings

Women's sex lives in lockdown prove online comedy hit

Sex Lives, a show backed by BBC Studios using real-life stories and starring Aimee Lou Wood and Miriam Margolyes being adapted for TV.

Tara Conlan, The Guardian, 4th September 2020

Joanna Scanlan to play Ma Larkin in Darling Buds

Joanna Scanlan will play Ma Larkin in ITV's reboot of The Darling Buds of May.

Nicola Methven, The Mirror, 15th May 2020

Comedy Women in Print judges revealed

Comedy performers Joanna Scanlan, Lolly Adefope and Pauline McLynn have joined the judges for the UK's only award celebrating witty female writers.

Chortle, 22nd January 2020

Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan to star in Old Baggage TV series

Vicki Pepperdine and Joanna Scanlan are to star in Old Baggage, a TV series based on the book by Lissa Evans about a retired member of the Women's Suffrage movement.

British Comedy Guide, 24th January 2019

Hold the Sunset Christmas special, review

It is as if the writer put down his pen midway through crafting an hour-long special and shoved in a heart-warming Christmas singalong to end things.

Alexandra Pollard, The Independent, 23rd December 2018

No Offence: a distasteful end to a promising series

Far too many films and TV shows exploit rape as a dramatic device. Anarchic police procedural No Offence (Channel 4) concluded with not one but two such sexual violence storylines in a confused and misfiring finale.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 18th October 2018

Series three of the Manchester cop drama concludes with an episode that variously features an outrageously tasteless - and funny - medical emergency played out in a toilet ("Can we cover that up before we zap him?"), one of the team properly in danger and, at the finish, a real emotional kick. This is still quite the best police procedural around thanks to Paul Abbott's writing, and its fine ensemble cast, headed by the fabulous Joanna Scanlan as DI Viv Deering, a study in street-smart cynicism tempered by rough charm.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 18th October 2018

Joanna Scanlan reveals the inspiration for Viv Deering

The actress took her inspiration from a rather unexpected source - from the world of football.

Jenny Desborough, The Mirror, 4th October 2018