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

Asylum (2015)

BBC Four sitcom about a whistle-blower. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Ben Miller, Dustin Demri-Burns, Darrell D'Silva, Kayvan Novak and others.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Project Siren

MI6 try to lure Dan out of the embassy by setting up an internet-based honey trap. Soon, both they and the CIA are getting closer to Dan so Lorna has to intervene. Meanwhile, Ludo's birthday is approaching.

Further details

Having failed with Ludo, MI6 try to lure Dan out of the embassy by setting up an internet-based honey trap.

Meanwhile, the CIA have placed a mole in the embassy who is leaking staff secrets and framing Dan for it. As a result the staff start acting extremely secretively, so Ludo, who is eagerly awaiting his birthday, starts expecting a huge surprise party.

Birthday plans have to be put on hold though, as MI6 and the CIA get closer to Dan, so Ludo and Dan's hapless lawyer Lorna has to intervene.


Eleanor Jeffery was credited in the role of Catrina, but did not actually appear on screen in the broadcast episode.

Broadcast details

Monday 16th February 2015
BBC Four
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ben Miller Dan Hern
Dustin Demri-Burns Ludo
Darrell D'Silva Castillo
Kayvan Novak Rafael Castillo
Yasmine Akram Rosa
John Guerrasio Mo
Niky Wardley Lorna
Guest cast
Nina Sosanya Miranda (MI6 Boss)
Amit Shah Oliver (MI6 Worker)
Corey Johnson Brad (CIA Agent)
Tony Way Alan (Kidnapped Writer)
David Cross Juan Pablo (Intern)
Gem Carmella Carmen (Cleaner)
Louise Pyne Catrina (Voice)
Writing team
Peter Bowden Writer
Thom Phipps Writer
Roger Drew Script Editor
Production team
Iain B MacDonald Director
Tom Thostrup Producer
Michael Livingstone Executive Producer
Kayvan Novak Executive Producer


Dear Catrina

Dan and Ludo nearly come to blows over Dan's new internet girlfriend.

Featuring: Ben Miller (Dan Hern), Dustin Demri-Burns (Ludo).


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