The Abbey is a sanctuary for the notorious, the dysfunctional and the publicly shamed
- 1 Pilot
- Morwenna Banks, Russell Brand, Omid Djalili, Tamsin Egerton, Reece Shearsmith, Liz Smith, Miranda Hart, Doreen Keogh and others
- Morwenna Banks
- Jonny Campbell
- Alison MacPhail
After a spectacularly public nervous breakdown, faded ex-rocker Marianne Hope opens a retreat for those worn down celebrities needing to shelter from the spotlight. But while she is off cleansing her chakras, manager Tony may not have the best of intentions towards the recovering addicts at The Abbey.
Can the one medical professional on site, Dr Darren, find time to help the nymphomaniac pensioner, crack addict DJ and suicidal MP's wife. Or will one meltdown for the waiting tabloid cameras?
A full series was announced following the broadcast of this pilot, however it never materialised due, in part, to "cast availability issues".
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 14th February 2007 on ITV at 10pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes