The Wright Way. Image shows from L to R: Clive Beeches (Luke Gell), Gerald Wright (David Haig), Malika Maha (Mina Anwar), Bernard Stanning (Toby Longworth). Copyright: Phil McIntyre Entertainment

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
6 (1 series)
Stars
David Haig, Mina Anwar, Luke Gell, Toby Longworth, Kacey Ainsworth, Joanne Matthews, Beattie Edmondson, Brenda Edwards and Robert Daws
Writer
Ben Elton
Director
Dewi Humphreys
Producers
Rohan Acharya, Ben Elton, Lucy Ansbro and Gregor Sharp
Companies

Gerald Wright runs the Baselricky Council Health & Safety Department with a team of misfits who, despite their best efforts, seem to cause as much chaos as humanly possible in their mission to make Britain safer.

Few Council Officers take their commitment to the health and safety of the public more seriously than Gerald Wright. A man dedicated to the minimisation of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same benevolent despotism with which he regulates other peoples'. Sadly he can't.

A recently separated and newly single dad, Gerald's personal life is just one long struggle against the petty irritations and inconvenience which bedevil all our lives. Those 21st century slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against which Gerald's lengthy rule book is no defence at all.

The show's writer, Ben Elton, says: "All my happiest television memories concern BBC comedy and in particular BBC sitcoms. It's an honour and a privilege to get the chance to be a part of that tradition again and I'm as excited today as I was when The Young Ones was commissioned 30 years ago."

Additional details

Also known as
  • Slings And Arrows (Working title)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 at 10:35pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats
  • Friday 31st May 2013 at 11:25pm on BBC1 - Episode 6
  • Wednesday 29th May 2013 at 10:35pm on BBC1 Scot - Episode 6
  • Tuesday 28th May 2013 at 11:05pm on BBC1 Wales - Episode 6

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios - Pilot
  • Dock 10 (MediaCityUK) - Series

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