Comedy/thriller serial from Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown
- Comedy Drama
- BBC Three
- 11 (1 series)
- Kris Marshall, Sarah Smart, Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Kenny Doughty, Roy Barraclough, Emily Aston, Ryan Pope and others
- Jeremy Dyson and Simon Ashdown
- Sanne Wohlenberg
Funland is a disturbingly funny new thriller - the result of a collaboration between BAFTA award-winning EastEnders writer, Simon Ashdown, and Jeremy Dyson, multi-award-winning writer of The League of Gentlemen. 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.
Join the characters on a mysterious journey where nothing is quite what it seems:
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 company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Sunday 23rd October 2005 on BBC Three at 10pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 7th November 2005 on BBC Three at 11pm