BBC Three comedy drama set in Blackpool. 11 episodes (1 series) in 2005. Stars Kris Marshall, Sarah Smart, Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies and others.


The dark underbelly of Blackpool is revealed in this comic thriller from Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown

Comedy Drama
BBC Three
11   (1 series)
Kris Marshall, Sarah Smart, Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Philip Jackson, Judy Parfitt, Kenny Doughty, Roy Barraclough and others
Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown
Dearbhla Walsh, Sue Tully and Brian Kirk
Sanne Wohlenberg

Set in Blackpool over one long weekend, Funland plunges you into the black heart of the resort town, bringing the saucy seaside postcard screaming into the twenty-first century.

Carter Krantz (Daniel Mays) arrives in Blackpool to avenge the death of his mother. Without a penny to his name and carrying only a fragment of paper containing the words Ambrose Chapel, he is sucked into the most disturbing of mysteries.

The dysfunctional Woolf family are at the heart of everything that happens in Blackpool: there's Shirley Woolf (Ian Puleston-Davies), a borderline psycho; his mother, the evil and manipulative Mercy (Judy Parfitt); and his foolhardy wife Connie (Frances Barber).

Also in town are the Suttons, Dudley (Kris Marshall) and Lola (Sarah Smart), hoping for a dirty weekend to spice up their marriage. Little do they suspect that their stay in the Shangri-la guesthouse will turn their world upside down... their lives will never be the same again.

Production Details

Production company
Music by David A Hughes.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 23rd October 2005 on BBC Three at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 7th November 2005 on BBC Three at 11pm

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