Asylum. Image shows from L to R: Dan Hern (Ben Miller), Ludo (Dustin Demri-Burns)
Asylum

Asylum (2015)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Four
  • 2015
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Satirical comedy about a government whistle-blower and a millionaire internet entrepreneur trapped together in a London embassy. Stars Ben Miller, Dustin Demri-Burns, Darrell D'Silva, Kayvan Novak, Yasmine Akram and more.

Asylum. Image shows from L to R: Ludo (Dustin Demri-Burns), Dan Hern (Ben Miller), Rafael Castillo (Kayvan Novak)

Key details

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

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 whistle-blowers 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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Embassy Row (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th February 2015 at 9pm on BBC Four
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 26th February 2015 at 12:20am on BBC4 - Episode 3
  • Tuesday 24th February 2015 at 2:55am on BBC4 - Episode 3
  • Thursday 19th February 2015 at 12:30am on BBC4 - Episode 2

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