Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two and Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, have commissioned a brand new sitcom from Vic and Bob called House Of Fools (w/t). The series will shoot later in the year for transmission in 2014.
The studio audience sitcom is set in Bob’s grubby flat which he unwillingly shares with Vic… and a constant stream of unwanted visitors, including lady-obsessed lothario Beef (Matt Berry) and Geordie ex-con Bosh (Dan Skinner). Hidden away upstairs is Erik, Bob’s sulky son played by comic Daniel Simonsen and lurking next door is man-eater Julie (Morgana Robinson).
Just as they bent the rules of the panel show format, House Of Fools (w/t) does the same to the studio sitcom. It’s half an hour of unadulterated Reeves and Mortimer, uniquely surreal jokes, physical nonsense, daft songs, unimaginable props and impossible situations with a comedy thoroughbred cast.
Vic and Bob siad: “We’re back where we belong and over the moon about making a series of House Of Fools (w/t) for the BBC”.
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, said: “Vic and Bob are the daddies of daft comedy and it’s a total joy to watch two men in their 50s goof about so gloriously. I’m extremely proud to bring them back to the BBC in this hilarious reincarnation.
Janice Hadlow, Controller, BBC Two, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Vic and Bob back to BBC Two, bringing their unique blend of energy and brilliant comedy to the channel.”
House Of Fools (w/t – 6×30-minute) is a BBC In-house Comedy production in association with Pett Productions. Produced by Lisa Clark (Pett) and executive produced by Mark Freeland, Head of BBC In-house Comedy and starring Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
The supporting cast includes Matt Berry, Dan Skinner, Morgana Robinson and Daniel Simonsen. The pilot was directed by Nick Wood.