Group. Image shows from L to R: Steph (Sally Reid), Nell (Lucianne McEvoy), Rob (Grant O'Rourke). Copyright: Pirate Productions.

Group

BBC One Scotland sitcom about a support group. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Sally Reid, Lois Chimimba, Bhav Joshi, Lucianne McEvoy and others.

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Group. Image shows from L to R: Tony (Bhav Joshi), Steph (Sally Reid), Nell (Lucianne McEvoy), Rob (Grant O'Rourke),  Billy  (Jonathan Watson), Carly (Lois Chimimba). Copyright: Pirate Productions.

Group

Sitcom pilot about an addiction support group

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC One Scotland
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Sally Reid, Lois Chimimba, Bhav Joshi, Lucianne McEvoy, Grant O'Rourke, Derek Riddell and Jonathan Watson
Writers
Annie Griffin and Denise Mina
Director
Annie Griffin
Producer
Jenny Williams

Comedy about our addiction to seeking a better version of ourselves, and the need to tell the world about it.

A group of addicts come together for a weekly session. This is not AA, but an expensive post rehab therapy treatment, founded in America by the charismatic Adam Derekson. The AD Group method promises sobriety and personal growth but our addicts may not be the best candidates for personal transformation. Amidst their posturing, lies, and secret affairs, each member gets their turn to be insufferable. Take away the alcohol, the coke, the pills and the gambling, and what they really need is each other.

At this session Rob has some big news to tell the group. Steph is the group's convener, and doesn't want the meeting to turn into "a Rob evening, again!" But there's something else eating away at her. Nell veers between worrying about her kids home alone, waiting for their father to arrive, and telling everyone about the cosmetic surgery she has planned with all the money she's saved from not drinking for a whole year.

And there's the new guy, Tony. What's his problem and is his story for real? Rob doesn't think so. Carly confesses to him during coffee break that she feels better when she hears everyone else's desperate stories. But Tony still won't tell her why he has come to group. Who is Tony? What is Rob's big news and why is Steph so on edge?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 13th January 2020 on BBC One Scotland at 10:35pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 17th January 2020 at 11:00pm on BBC Scotland

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