Katy Brand
Influencers

Influencers

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021
  • 1 pilot

Sitcom pilot about a pair of online influences by and starring Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson
Writers
Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson
Producer
Liz Anstee
Companies

Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson write and star in a new comedy about the online world of influencing, where they play Ruth and Carla - two stars of the online business world.

They are bound together by a carefully controlled public image involving lucrative product placement and well paid endorsements. But behind the scenes things are not always so harmonious.

We find Ruth and Carla worrying about company finances and plotting their next big move into podcasting to give their shared business a boost. They are taking delivery of all their new equipment when they hear that a rival influencer, Grace Broadstairs, has been rushed to hospital. As she is incapacitated, all her followers are now up for grabs. Wishing Grace well is also a perfect theme for the first podcast episode, A Lovely Chat with Ruth and Carla - if they can just figure out how the microphones work.

Award-winning duo Katy Brand and Katherine Parkinson write and star in this sharp new comedy, taking an affectionate swipe at the very modern world of influencing. The podcast A Lovely Chat with Ruth and Carla, as featured in the show, will be available to listen to on BBC Sounds.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 5th November 2021 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes

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