Flat TV. Image shows from L to R: Naz (Naz Osmanoglu), Tom (Tom Rosenthal). Copyright: BBC.

Flat TV

BBC Three sitcom. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars Tom Rosenthal, Naz Osmanoglu, Ethan Lawrence, Alicia Scott-Fawcett, Rebecca Gethings and Javone Prince.

Flat TV. Image shows from L to R: Tom (Tom Rosenthal), Naz (Naz Osmanoglu). Copyright: BBC.

Pilot

Further details

Flat TV is a double-act sitcom where two naïve flatmates battle against the mundane reality of living together by imagining their boring lives through the prism of television.

Frightened of the outside world and the responsibilities it entails, Tom (an arrogant control-freak) and Naz (a testosterone-fuelled clown) envelop their boring lives with grandiose television-based imaginings. Every episode begins and ends with 'flat news', a news parody that details every minute happening occurring in the flat, presented with all the pomp and bombast one excepts from current affairs broadcasting.

Naz eating some of Tom's cereal may be inconsequential to outsiders, but here it's the top story.

So intimidated are they by all the administration and bureaucracy of being a grown-up, the boys pretend that the flat, and the television programs they create about it, is all there is.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 19th September 2014
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Three
Length
15 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tom Rosenthal Tom
Naz Osmanoglu Naz
Rebecca Gethings Aoife
Guest cast
Elena Argiros Emma
Mike Dowling Mike
Javone Prince Courier
Eliza Hope Bennett Sofie
Writing team
Tom Rosenthal Writer
Naz Osmanoglu Writer
Daran Johnson Script Editor
Production team
Nick Collett Director
Stephen McCrum Executive Producer
Rupert Majendie Producer
Joe Haughey Editor
Kate Purdy Production Designer
Lucy Fewell Production Designer