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La La Land. Image shows from L to R: Gary Garner (Marc Wootton), Brendan Allen (Marc Wootton), Shirley Ghostman (Marc Wootton). Copyright: Showtime / Fooling Nobody
La La Land

La La Land

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Three
  • 2010
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A prank comedy/reality show starring Marc Wootton. Made for US TV, but also broadcast in Britain via BBC Three. Stars Marc Wootton and Julian Barratt.

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Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
Marc Wootton and Julian Barratt
Writer
Paul Garner
Director
Misha Manson-Smith
Producers
Alexandra Reed, Misha Manson-Smith, Charlie Siskel and Marc Wootton
Companies

Marc Wootton plays three characters placed in real situations with real people in this comedy/reality show.

The characters are all wannabes struggling to find fame and fortune in Los Angeles. There's Brendan, an aspiring documentary maker; Shirley Ghostman, a professional psychic; and Gary, a charismatic East-London cab driver who is determined to launch a new career in Hollywood as an actor.

La La Land is a hidden camera mockumentary in which Wootton plays fictitious characters but everybody else in the show, including his accomplices such as Kiki (Brendan's assistant), Chico (Shirley's driver) and Ruta (Gary's mentor), are completely real and unaware they are talking to an actor.

The show was originally broadcast on the Showtime Network in the US, but an adapted UK version (with a voiceover by Julian Barratt) has been made for the UK market.

Additional details

Tagline
Faking it big in Hollywood
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
All music by Steve Mason

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th April 2010 at 10:30pm on BBC Three
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 27th December 2010 at 4:00am on BBC3 - Episode 6
  • Monday 27th December 2010 at 3:35am on BBC3 - Episode 5
  • Monday 27th December 2010 at 3:10am on BBC3 - Episode 4

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