Toy Plastic Chicken. Image shows from L to R: Neshla Caplan, David James Kirkwood.

Toy Plastic Chicken

BBC Scotland comedy drama set in an airport. 1 episode in 2019. Stars Neshla Caplan, David James Kirkwood and Anna Russell-Martin.

Brand new comedy. Due to be broadcast tomorrow on BBC Scotland at 10pm.

Toy Plastic Chicken. Image shows from L to R: Anna Russell-Martin, David James Kirkwood.

Toy Plastic Chicken

Play set around an airport security check

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channel
BBC Scotland
Episodes
1
Starring
Neshla Caplan, David James Kirkwood and Anna Russell-Martin
Writer
Uma Nada-Rajah

At a Scottish airport, a toy plastic chicken is suspected to be a bomb. The owner is screened for domestic radicalisation and her interrogators push her further and further. Playing the passenger trying to get through airport checks is Neshla Caplan, with David James Kirkwood and Anna Russell-Martin as airport security.

Writer Uma Nada-Rajah based her blackly comedic exploration of degradation and revolt on a real experience. As well as her work as a playwright, she also works as a nurse. Based in Kirknewton, she trained with the acclaimed French theatre school, École Philippe Gaulier, is a graduate of the Young Writers' Program at the Royal Court Theatre and a recipient of a New Playwrights' Award from Playwrights' Studio Scotland. Her other plays include The Constant K Determines the Ultimate Fate of the Universe and The Dubai Papers. Toy Plastic Chicken is her first work to be showcased on television.

Production Details

Part of

A Play, A Pie & A Pint

Production company
Also known as
  • A Play, A Pie & A Pint: Toy Plastic Chicken
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd September 2019 on BBC Scotland at 10pm
Episode length
1 hour