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

Please Help

BBC Three sitcom about a woman with magical powers. 1 pilot in 2021. Stars Lucy Pearman, Anna Calder-Marshall, Harry Peacock, David Mumeni and others.

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

Please Help

Lucy Pearman's pilot about a farm worker who develops magical powers

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2021
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Lucy Pearman, Anna Calder-Marshall, Harry Peacock, David Mumeni, Edward Bluemel, Toby Williams, Ed Kear and Tim Key
Writer
Lucy Pearman
Director
Ben Mallaby
Producers
David Simpson and Wajeeha Sheikh

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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Please Help Me (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

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