Filming has now begun on Mandy, a new comedy series from Diane Morgan, made by BBC Studios.

Mandy (6×15) debuted as a one-off Comedy Short on BBC iPlayer in 2019 and stars Diane Morgan (Cunk On Britain, Motherland, After Life) in the title role. As well as appearing as the lead character, Morgan writes and directs the series.

Mandy dreams of breeding Doberman Pinchers. But there are hurdles to overcome before that dream can become a reality. So she goes on a health kick, rents out her small back room on Airbnb and attempts a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy.

The series also stars Michelle Greenidge (After Life, Code 404) as Lola, Mandy’s friend and confidante in the local nail bar, with further cast members that will be announced in due course.

Diane Morgan said: "Why do they insist on sticking mayonnaise in everything? That’s not a question that this series of Mandy will answer, but surely someone should be looking into it? Panorama?"

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning said: “Diane has terrific funny bones and as creator and director of Mandy she goes for the comedy jugular at every opportunity”.

Mandy is a BBC Studios production for BBC Two, written, directed by and starring Diane Morgan. The Producer is Sam Ward and the Executive Producer is Ben Caudell. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Alex Moody.

Jon Creamer

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