Bad Sugar. Daphne Cauldwell (Julia Davis). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Bad Sugar

Bad Sugar

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 2012
  • 1 pilot

Spoof telenovela style melodrama written by Bain & Armstrong, and starring Olivia Colman, Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan. Also features Peter Serafinowicz, Reece Shearsmith, David Bradley, Kayvan Novak, Derek Riddell and more.

Bad Sugar. Image shows from L to R: Simon (Kayvan Novak), Rolph Cauldwell (Peter Serafinowicz), Lucy Cauldwell (Sharon Horgan), Ralphfred Cauldwell (David Bradley), Joan Cauldwell (Olivia Colman), Daphne Cauldwell (Julia Davis), Greg (Reece Shearsmith), Rodrigo (Derek Riddell). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Stars
Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Peter Serafinowicz, Reece Shearsmith, David Bradley, Kayvan Novak, Derek Riddell and more
Writers
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Director
Ben Palmer
Producers
Derrin Schlesinger, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain
Companies

Bad Sugar centres on a dysfunctional, wealthy mining dynasty, with an ailing patriarch and some greedy siblings.

It's a peculiarly British take on telenovela style melodramas, played for laughs.

This pilot, written by Peep Show's Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, stars three of Britain's best comic actresses: Olivia Colman, Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan.

Additional details

Part of

Channel 4's Funny Fortnight

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 26th August 2012 at 10pm on Channel 4
Episode length
50 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 16th September 2012 at 12:35am on 4seven -
  • Monday 10th September 2012 at 11:10pm on C4 -
  • Sunday 2nd September 2012 at 2:05am on 4seven -

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