Common Ground. Image shows from L to R: Jill (Celia Pacquola), Rupert (Johnny Vegas). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
Common Ground

Common Ground

  • TV comedy drama
  • Sky Atlantic
  • 2013
  • 10 episodes (1 series)

Series of mockumentary comedy shorts starring actors including Johnny Vegas, Katy Brand, Jessica Hynes and Simon Day. Stars Tom Davis, Eleanor Lawrence, Sean Pertwee, Brendan Coyle, Charles Dance and more.

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Series 1, Episode 9 - Nell, Ted & Marlon

The story of the Ginger twins Nell (Eri Jackson) and Ted (Danny Morgan) and the man who dares to come between them - Marlon (Daniel Lawrence Taylor).

Preview clips

Further details

Common Ground. Image shows from L to R: Ted (Danny Morgan), Nell (Eri Jackson), Marlon (Daniel Lawrence Taylor). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions

Set in the local community centre, ex-So Solid Crew member Marlon unwittingly embarks on a power struggle with an over-protective brother, Ted, when he recognises Ted's sister Nell's singing talent.

Marlon claims to have had a glittering past life in the music industry but is he all he appears to be?

The show also features a member of the choir (Annette Crosbie) who is constantly in denial about her age and in desperate need of someone to follow.


Previously known as The Choir.

Broadcast details

Monday 4th March 2013
Sky Atlantic
15 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 5th March 2013 12:25am Sky Atlantic
Wednesday 6th March 2013 3:05am Sky Atlantic
Friday 8th March 2013 3:00am Sky Atlantic
Saturday 9th March 2013 3:45am Sky Atlantic
Thursday 5th September 2013 10:15pm Sky1

Cast & crew

Eri Jackson Nell
Danny Morgan Ted
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Marlon
Annette Crosbie Brenda
Guest cast
Pauline McLynn Peggy the Homeless Lady
June Bailey Ethel
Gresby Nash Malcolm the Pianist
Tom Davis Simon 'Sunshine' Wilson (Voice)
Writing team
Eri Jackson Writer
Danny Morgan Writer
Daniel Lawrence Taylor Writer
Production team
Dave Lambert (as David Lambert) Director
Alison MacPhail Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Nick Webb Editor
Sarah Finlay Production Designer
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Gresby Nash Composer


Trust me with your life

Marlon instigates a trust exercise.

Featuring: Eri Jackson (Nell), Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Marlon) & Danny Morgan (Ted).

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