Cast Offs. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Tim Gebbels), Gabriella (Sophie Woolley), April (Victoria Wright), Will (Mat Fraser), Carrie (Kiruna Stamell), Dan (Peter Mitchell). Copyright: Eleven Film.

Cast Offs

Channel 4 comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Tim Gebbels, Sophie Woolley, Victoria Wright, Mat Fraser, Kiruna Stamell and Peter Mitchell.

Cast Offs

Ground-breaking Channel 4 comedy drama about six disabled people. The characters are played by actors with the same disabilities

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2009
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Tim Gebbels, Sophie Woolley, Victoria Wright, Mat Fraser, Kiruna Stamell and Peter Mitchell
Writers
Jack Thorne, Alex Bulmer and Tony Roche
Directors
Miranda Bowen and Amanda Boyle
Producer
Joel Wilson

Comedy drama about a fictional reality show in which six disabled people are marooned on a remote island.

Each of the episodes will focus on one of the six contestants: a blind man, a deaf woman, a paraplegic man, a woman with dwarfism, a thalidomide-affected man and a woman with cherubism.

This comedy drama is aiming to tell the story of contemporary disabled identity from the perspective of contemporary disabled people. The characters are played by actors with the same disability, and whose real-life experiences have been fed into the story.

The series also features cameos from Thomas Turgoose (This Is England), Mark Heap (Green Wing), Vicky McClure (This Is England) and William Gaunt (King Lear).

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 24th November 2009 on Channel 4 at 11:05pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 9th December 2009 on Channel 4 at 11:10pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 22nd July 2011 at 1:05am

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