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

Bad Sugar

Channel 4 sitcom about a wealthy mining dynasty family. 1 pilot in 2012. Stars Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Peter Serafinowicz and others.

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.

Bad Sugar

Spoof telenovela style melodrama written by Bain & Armstrong, and starring Olivia Colman, Julia Davis and Sharon Horgan

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2012
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Starring
Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, Sharon Horgan, Peter Serafinowicz, Reece Shearsmith, David Bradley, Kayvan Novak, Derek Riddell and others
Writers
Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Director
Ben Palmer
Producer
Derrin Schlesinger

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.

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