Splitting Cells

BBC Three sketch show set in a prison. 1 pilot in 2007. Stars Ninia Benjamin, Arnab Chanda, Wil Hodgson, Alyssa Kyria and others.

Splitting Cells

Sketch show set in a high-security mixed-sex prison

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creator
Gary Reich
Starring
Ninia Benjamin, Arnab Chanda, Wil Hodgson, Alyssa Kyria, Andrew Lawrence, Olivia Lee, Paul Bird, Shazia Mirza and others
Directors
Gary Reich and Richard Yee

Narrative-driven sketch show set in a high-security mixed-sex prison in the year 2012, where a motley assortment of inmates are serving time for anything from mass murder to robot rape. And there's a talent show.

The acts are all new talent paired up in new double acts and sketch group formations. They play the prison warden and the inmates - a motley assortment of miscreants and degenerates serving time for everything from mass murder, terrorist offences, and robot rape to being overweight. The sketches take place in the cells and warden's office and culminate in the prison talent show featuring all the inmates.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 20th September 2007 on BBC Three at 11:30pm
Episode length
30 minutes

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