Please Help. Milly (Lucy Pearman). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Please Help

Please Help

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2021
  • 1 pilot (1 series)

Lucy Pearman's pilot about a farm worker who develops magical powers. Also features Anna Calder-Marshall, Harry Peacock, David Mumeni, Edward Bluemel, Toby Williams and more.

Please Help. Image shows from L to R: Milly (Lucy Pearman), Nan (Anna Calder-Marshall). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Lucy Pearman, Anna Calder-Marshall, Harry Peacock, David Mumeni, Edward Bluemel, Toby Williams, Ed Kear and Tim Key
Writer
Lucy Pearman
Directors
Ben Mallaby and Callum Taylor
Producers
David Simpson, Ben Caudell, Wajeeha Sheikh and Lucy Pearman
Companies

A normal girl, trapped in a mundane and claustrophobic life as her grandmother's only carer, starts to develop mysterious and unexplainable powers.

Milly juggles working on the farm with providing full time care for her Nan. She loves her grandmother but she is struggling to cope. Just as things are starting to get unbearable she begins to experience some extremely bizarre and unexplainable magical powers that she desperately tries to hide from everyone around her.

Nan needs round-the-clock care, but Milly has to catch and feed the ponies, collect the logs, light the fire, cook and accidentally burn dinner. When her reflection disappears she assumes she's just exhausted, but as soon as the ponies start speaking and her cuts heal at a super-human speed she knows something is seriously wrong. Things are getting strange but nobody, neither her Uncle Sean nor her doctor believe her. Prescribed with a night off, she begrudgingly goes on a date, where things get even weirder as her newly found supernatural powers have her literally taking off.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Please Help Me (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th July 2021 at 6am on BBC Three

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