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BCG Features

Sandylands interviews

Monday 2nd March 2020

The stars of seaside comedy Sandylands talk about how much they enjoyed making the show. Plus, the writers explain the inspiration behind the characters.


10 years of The Inbetweeners

Tuesday 1st May 2018

A look back on The Inbetweeners, 10 years on. The show started out on E4 with very modest audiences, but it soon grew into one of the biggest sitcom hits of the decade, and then spawned two of the most successful British comedy movies of all time too.


Press Clippings

Simon Bird considers a return to stand-up

The Friday Night Dinner star started as a sketch performer and stand-up while at Cambridge University - where he was runner-up in the Chortle Student Comedy Award - before being propelled to fame in The Inbetweeners.

Chortle, 20th August 2020

Sandylands to return for Series 2

Sandylands, the sitcom set in a seaside resort, is to return to TV channel Gold for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 6th July 2020

Days of the Bagnold Summer review

The first-time director spins a bittersweet tale of family strife, starring Earl Cave in a breakout role.

Nick Levine, NME, 8th June 2020

Review: Days of the Bagnold Summer

Actor Simon Bird makes his directorial debut with a well-fashioned but familiar comedy.

Emma Simmonds, The List, 8th June 2020

Movie review - Days of the Bagnold Summer (2019)

Minor-key and understated to a fault, Days of the Bagnold Summer is an accomplished directorial debut for Bird.

Tom Beasley, Flickering Myth, 7th June 2020

Days of the Bagnold Summer review

Simon Bird's debut feature captures the comedy and tragedy in the lives of a single mother and her stroppy teenage son, writes Mark Kermode.

Mark Kermode, The Observer, 7th June 2020

Days of the Bagnold Summer review

If, like me, you are a huge appreciator of comic books and the music of Belle and Sebastian then Simon Bird's directorial debut is an easy sell.

Rich Johnson, The Digital Fix, 5th June 2020

Days of the Bagnold Summer review

A charmingly relatable take on our cancelled summer holidays.

Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 4th June 2020