When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD
When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD is a comedy for Sky Arts’ ‘Playhouse Presents’, a series of TV plays. LSD tells the fictional historical account of the film star Cary Grant and LSD advocate Dr. Timothy Leary meeting on the set of Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Written by EMMY award winner Roger Drew (VEEP, The Thick of It) and Ed Dyson (My Family, Man Stroke Woman), follows the two men on a whimsical hallucinogenic ‘trip’ through psychological space and time, as they visit past, present and future memories.
When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD is directed by Geoffrey Sax and produced by Sarah Hammond and is currently in post-production.
Written by and starring actor-writer powerhouse Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag hit UK screens on BBC3 in July 2016, before moving to BBC2 in August. The smash-hit comedy was then released on Amazon in September, garnering critical acclaim worldwide.
Meet Fleabag. She’s not talking to all of us; she’s talking to YOU. So why don’t you pop your top off and come right in?
A hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman, trying to make sense of the world. Unfettered and unfiltered, Fleabag tears through the series sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from any orifice, rejecting anyone who tries to help her, and keeping up the bravado all along.
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached, she’s utterly lost, and ultimately wondering what the hell she ought to be doing in life – much like the rest of us.
Cast and Creatives
Written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag featured a supporting cast that included Bill Patterson, Hugh Dennis, Olivia Colman, Hugh Skinner, Brett Gelman, and Sian Clifford.
The Fleabag pilot was directed by Tim Kirkby, and episodes 2-6 directed by Harry Bradbeer. The series was commissioned by BBC and Amazon and is a Two Brothers Pictures production, executive produced by Harry Williams, Jack Williams and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Praise for Fleabag:
The Missing – series 2
The first episode of eagerly anticipated second season of The Missing broadcast on 12th October. Written by Harry and Jack Williams, the eight part thriller stars David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes and Series 1 alum Tchéky Karyo, reprising his role as French Detective Julien Baptiste. The Telegraph described the series as a “Hitchcockian suspense thriller”, that has “redefined British crime drama”.
The new series follows Sam (Morrissey) and Gemma (Hawes), whose daughter Alice went missing in 2003. In 2014, a young British woman stumbles through the streets of her German hometown and collapses. Her name is Alice Webster (Abigail Hardingham), and she has been missing for 11 years. Alice’s return sends shockwaves through the small community. Told in dual timelines, flitting between 2014 and the present day, we follow Alice’s family as they are thrown back into a turmoil that threatens to tear them apart at the seams. When French missing persons detective Julien Baptiste (Karyo), races across Europe to pursue a 12-year-old case that he never let die, we begin to explore the murky morality and emotional complexity of what happens when the missing child you’ve been longing to return actually comes back.
Cast and Creatives
The lead trio are joined by Roger Allam; Laura Fraser; Anastasia Hille; Olafur Darri Olafsson; Lia Williams; Abigail Hardingham; Jake Davies; Florian Bartholomäi and Daniel Ezra.
The eight-part anthology series is directed in its entirety by Ben Chanan (The Last Kingdom) and produced by New Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures and Playground for BBC One and Starz. It has been Executive Produced by Harry Williams, Jack Williams, Willow Grylls, Charlie Pattinson and Colin Callendar. The Missing is a co-production between Two Brothers Pictures, New Pictures, Czar TV, VRT, and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.
One Of Us
Written by Harry and Jack Williams and produced by BBC Drama in association with Two Brothers Pictures, One of Us is a modern thriller set in the Highlands of Scotland and Edinburgh. Filmed on location in spring 2015, One Of US broadcast on BBC1 on 23rd August 2016.
One Of Us follows the aftermath of a horrific double murder in the remote Scottish Highland village of Braeston. After returning home from their honeymoon, childhood sweethearts Grace and Adam are brutally killed in their Edinburgh home. The prime suspect is now on the run – in the direction of the victim’s families. As the respective families come together, they are faced with the terrible realisation that the murderer is one of them. The four part thriller poses the question: what would you do if the person who killed your children ended up on your doorstep?
Cast and Creatives
One Of Us was produced by Christopher Aird, Head of BBC Drama Production England, through BBC Scotland and Harry and Jack Williams for Two Brothers Pictures. It was directed in it’s entirety by William McGregor (Poldark, Misfits). It was commissioned by Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning.
Praise for One of Us
‘A clever, chilling and original thriller’ The Radio Times
‘A grim gloomy thriller, with a latent moral edge’ The Guardian
‘Tarantino meets Shakespeare’ The Standard
‘A fantastically bleak and brilliant morality tale’ TV Times
‘A criminally good production’ The Independent
World’s are flipped in E4’s new mind-bending comedy drama Tripped, written by Harry and Jack Williams.
Blake Harrison heads a cast of fresh new talent in E4’s new series Tripped; a comedy drama set in parallel universes.
Harrison stars as Danny, an average 24-year-old who has been friends with stoner Milo (played by newcomer George Webster) since they were kids. But then Danny decides it’s time to grow up, settle down and marry long-term girlfriend Kate (played by RTS nominee Georgina Campbell), whereas Milo continues to focus on getting high.
One night Milo takes a particularly strong batch of hallucinogens, and Danny appears in his living room – except the real Danny’s at his engagement party, and the real Danny doesn’t normally carry a sword! This Danny claims to come from another dimension, and he brings a warning – the only problem is that Milo’s too wrecked to remember what it is.
Throughout the series Danny and Milo find themselves tripping to various parallel universes where they encounter different versions of themselves, all the time being chased by a dangerous assassin (Richard Gadd). Will Danny and Milo’s friendship survive their adventure in the multiverse, and will Danny manage to return to his reality and get married to his original Kate?
Tripped was commissioned following an original pilot by Jamie Mathieson (Doctor Who), entitled Alt. The 4×60 minute series aired on E4 in late 2015.