The Wrong Door. Image shows from L to R: Lady Libido (Pippa Haywood), Dr Fox (Neil Fox), Captain Justice (Alex Macqueen). Copyright: BBC.

The Wrong Door

BBC Three sketch show. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2008. Stars Pippa Haywood, Rasmus Hardiker, Alex Macqueen, MyAnna Buring, Ingrid Oliver, Lucy Cudden, Lorna Watson and others.

The Wrong Door

Part-CGI animated, part live action sketch show set in a parallel universe

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2008
Channel
BBC Three
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Pippa Haywood, Rasmus Hardiker, Alex Macqueen, MyAnna Buring, Ingrid Oliver, Lucy Cudden, Lorna Watson, Humphrey Ker and others
Writers
Jack Cheshire and Ben Wheatley
Director
Ben Wheatley
Producers
Jack Cheshire and Jon Rolph

The Wrong Door is a sketch show set in a parallel universe; a fantastic world governed by the laws of comedy - not nature - and where special effects seen in the movies and on TV are part of everyday life.

In this parallel universe, herds of space hoppers and shopping trolleys roam the countryside; robots play tennis; mini-bars come with a helpful mini-barman; magazines come with a free, blow-up boyfriend; and mp3 players generate 3-D popstar holograms and monsters under the bed.

Viewers are introduced to the Booze Fairies, the Wizard of Oswestry, the World's Most Annoying Creature and a love-struck dinosaur called Phillip, amongst others. Here, superheroes, wizards, dinosaurs and monsters casually go about their business amongst the daily irritations of explosions, disasters, battles, chases and driving lessons.

With its genre-busting mix of celebrity cameos, unimaginable locations and impossible visual effects, The Wrong Door is billed as opening a brave new world of comic possibility.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th August 2008 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 2nd October 2008 on BBC Three at 10:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 22nd February 2009 at 7:00pm

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