Douglas Is Cancelled. Image shows left to right: Douglas (Hugh Bonneville), Madeline (Karen Gillan)
Douglas Is Cancelled

Douglas Is Cancelled

  • TV comedy drama
  • ITVX
  • 2024
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about a respected news presenter whose career is threatened after he makes an ill-advised joke. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Karen Gillan, Ben Miles, Alex Kingston, Nick Mohammed and more.

  • Starts on Thursday on ITV1 at 9pm with Episode 1
Douglas Is Cancelled. Image shows left to right: Douglas (Hugh Bonneville), Madeline (Karen Gillan)

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2024
Channel
ITVX
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Stars
Hugh Bonneville, Karen Gillan, Ben Miles, Alex Kingston, Nick Mohammed, Simon Russell Beale, Madeleine Power, Joe Wilkinson and Millicent Wong
Writer
Steven Moffat
Director
Ben Palmer
Producers
Lawrence Till, Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue
Company

Douglas Is Cancelled introduces us to middle aged, and greying, current affairs news anchor, Douglas Bellowes, a respected broadcaster and raconteur who loves the life he's created with his newspaper editor wife, Sheila.

Whilst an experienced broadcaster for Live At Six, behind the scenes Douglas surprisingly needs constant reassurance from his sharper, younger, tech savvy, social media aware co-anchor, Madeline, who appears to be able to wrap him around her little finger.

His life is privileged as he's regarded as a national treasure and apparently, can do no wrong, until he makes an ill-advised joke at his cousin's wedding, which is overheard by a fellow guest, who threatens to expose his comments on social media.

Speculation is rife and during the on-going hysteria and digital storm, Douglas's alleged indiscretion is dissected, analysed and blown out of all proportion. Everyone appears to have an opinion and Douglas is struggling to escape the controversy. It's a chaotic and unmanageable situation, but can Douglas count on the support of his agent and colleagues? What will Douglas do next?

Is he a casualty of 'cancel culture'? With 2 million followers, what is Madeline's motivation to social post on Douglas's behalf? Friend or foe? That is the question.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Recording details

  • London

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