British Comedy Guide

Asylum. Image shows from L to R: Ludo (Dustin Demri-Burns), Dan Hern (Ben Miller), Rafael Castillo (Kayvan Novak). Copyright: 2LE Media / Lo-Fi Productions.

Asylum (2015)

BBC Four sitcom. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Ben Miller, Dustin Demri-Burns, Darrell D'Silva, Kayvan Novak, Yasmine Akram, John Guerrasio and Niky Wardley.

Asylum

Satirical comedy about a government whistle-blower and a millionaire internet entrepreneur trapped together in a London embassy

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
3   (1 series)
Creators
Tom Thostrup and Kayvan Novak
Starring
Ben Miller, Dustin Demri-Burns, Darrell D'Silva, Kayvan Novak, Yasmine Akram, John Guerrasio and Niky Wardley
Writers
Peter Bowden and Thom Phipps
Director
Iain B MacDonald
Producers
Tom Thostrup, Michael Livingstone and Kayvan Novak

Conceived by Kayvan Novak and Tom Thostrup and written by Thom Phipps and Peter Bowden, Asylum is a satirical comedy about a government whistle-blower and a millionaire internet entrepreneur trapped together in a London embassy.

Inspired by the true stories of whistleblowers claiming asylum, we find our two protagonists Dan and Ludo under the threat of extradition, stuck in a fictional central-American embassy in London.

Dan Hern is a serious, self-important egotist who is accused of leaking important documents, while Ludo Backslash is a larger-than-life, childish hacker who set up a file-sharing website and became public enemy number one among the global entertainment community. They are very much the classic odd couple.

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