BBC One Orders Comedy Series ‘Woody’, Bradley Walsh & Kayvan Novak To Star

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BBC One has ordered a new comedy series from Happy Tramp Productions titled Woody, which has Law & Order: UK‘s Bradley Walsh and BAFTA winner Kayvan Novak attached to star.

Woody is set on a fictional Spanish island and follows the fortunes of one of the UK’s best undercover reporters. Woody (Novak) is forced to go on the run from the British authorities after being set up by his corrupt newspaper editor. Woody escapes to find the one man he can trust, his former mentor at the newspaper, Brutus (Walsh). Now an ex-patriot living a quiet life running a bar on a Spanish island, Brutus is initially less than thrilled to see Woody. However, he soon realises that he can profit by putting his trouble-making protégé to work.

The comedy series, which hails from Neil Webster and Charlie Skelton, has received a six episode order and was commissioned by BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning Shane Allen. The series order comes after the project was piloted late last year, with scenes being shot in Gran Canaria. Happy Tramp Productions produces with Neil Webster serving as the executive producer. Ben Palmer is directing.

“Woody is a really ambitious, colourful, feel-good comedy with two lovable rogues at the heart of it in Kayvan and Bradley”, said Shane Allen, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning. “They’ll bring sunshine and laughs to BBC One.”

While Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, added: “It’s great to be bringing Kayvan Novak and Bradley Walsh, two fantastic British talents, together on BBC One in a brilliantly original and sunny sitcom.”