Mutual Friends: New Comedy Drama for BBC One

Martin has two best friends, Patrick and Carl, who couldn’t be more different. One is an irresponsible, unreliable, feckless womaniser, and the other is dead.

Guess which one slept with his wife?

Martin Grantham is happily married to Jen. They have a son Dan, a nice house, the works. One day his best friend Carl throws himself under a train, setting off a disastrous sequence of events that will change Martin’s life forever…

Into this mess steps Patrick, a friend from way back. Patrick is everything Martin is not – glib, self-confident, popular and pathologically immature. He’s the last person Martin needs in his life right now. Or is he?

It’s not a matter of life and death; it’s much funnier than that.

Marc Warren, Alexander Armstrong and Keeley Hawes are Mutual Friends, a new comedy drama for BBC One.

Marc Warren (Hustle, Dracula) is Martin; Alexander Armstrong (Life Begins, Armstrong & Miller) is Patrick; Keeley Hawes (Spooks, After Thomas) is Jen.

Also featuring Julia Ford, Naomi Bentley, Rhashan Stone, Anna Madeley, Nick Fletcher, Emily Joyce and Lee Ross.

Written by Richard Pinto and Anil Gupta (The Kumars At No 42, Goodness, Gracious Me), produced by Rob Bullock (Wild At Heart, Monarch Of The Glen) and directed by Catherine Morshead (Shameless, Cutting It).

Mutual Friends was commissioned by Lucy Lumsden, Controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning.

The 60-minute comedy drama is a Hat Trick Production for BBC One.

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  • JA

    The same old actors beng churned out once again.
    When will the BBC ever have the guts to use new faces?

  • hedgie

    why new faces, when “old” faces like the SUPERB Marc Warren are already woefully underused?

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