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David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as two actors whose West End play has been put on hold due to Covid-19, but whose director has persuaded them to carry on rehearsing online.

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Simon Evans, Phin Glynn
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Series cast summary:
David Tennant ...  David Tennant 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Michael Sheen ...  Michael Sheen 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Georgia Tennant ...  Georgia Tennant 14 episodes, 2020-2021
Anna Lundberg ...  Anna Lundberg 13 episodes, 2020-2021
Simon Evans Simon Evans ...  Simon Evans 4 episodes, 2020-2021
Lucy Eaton ...  Lucy Eaton 7 episodes, 2020-2021
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David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing themselves) were due to star in a production of 'Six Characters in Search of an Author' in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Simon Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet. All they need to do is read the first scene, but throughout the series they come up against a multitude of oppositional forces: distraction, boredom, home-schooling and their own egos. Written by VG

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On Thursday, 22nd October 2020, BBC One confirmed that David Tennant and Michael Sheen are filming a second series of the Zoom-based comedy. It has been confirmed that Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Lucy Eaton, Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans, who all appeared in the first series, will be present for the new episodes too. Ben Schwartz joins the cast as Tom, the assistant to Michael and David's American agent. The BBC Press Office released a "First Look" clip from the new series featuring Schwartz. See more »

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen's names in the credits change order and wording depending on the discussions they've been having in the episodes. See more »

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Doesn't ask for lockdown allowances
20 June 2020 | by pennyblack-26915See all my reviews

Lockdown on screen to date has been either heartening in a make do and mend way, or hitting the emotive button. This breaks back into brilliantly professional, and in the case of episodes 3 and 4 that I've just seen, howlingly funny. Kudos to all.


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