EXCLUSIVE: Following on from our recent scoop that Brenda Edwards and Joanne Matthews have been cast in BBC One’s upcoming six-part comedy series from Ben Elton titled The Wright Way (formerly known as Slings and Arrows), I have just learned that Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders), Rufus Jones (Mongrels) & Australian actor Michael Falzon have all been cast in the comedy as series regulars. They join previously announced cast members David Haig (The Thin Blue Line) and Beattie Edmondson (Absolutely Fabulous).
Penned by Elton, The Wright Way follows Baselricky Council Officer Gerald B. Meakin, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same benevolent despotism with which he regulates other peoples’. Sadly he can’t. A recent divorcee and new single Dad, Gerald B Meakin’s personal life is just one long struggle against the petty irritations and inconvenience which bedevil all our lives. Those 21st century slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against which Gerald’s lengthy rule book is no defence at all. Phil McIntyre Television is producing, with Dewi Humphreys attached to direct.