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.

Production Details

Production companies
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th February 2015 on BBC Four at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 23rd February 2015 on BBC Four at 9pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 26th February 2015 at 12:20am