BAFTA-winning dramedy Dreaming Whilst Black is among the returning and new series announced today (February 5) by BBC Director of Comedy John Petrie, in partnership with BBC Scotland.
Only Child is the new sit-com starring Greg McHugh as only child and budding author Richard, who travels back to his family home in North East Scotland to look after his aging and wilful dad Ken, played by Gregor Fisher as he slips into ever more eccentric and erratic behaviour. The six episode series is written by Bryce Hart for BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Happy Tramp North (co-producers of the hit BBC show Guilt).
Steve Coogan returns to the role of Alan Partridge for mockuseries And Did Those Feet... with Alan Partridge in which the titular presenter returns to Norfolk after living in Saudi Arabia. It is a Baby Cow production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, written by Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons. Directed by Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons. The producer is Joe Fraser and the executive producers are Steve Coogan, Neil Gibbons, Rob Gibbons, Rupert Majendie and Sarah Monteith.
The other mockuseries greenlit is Cunk’s Quest for Meaning which sees Diane Morgan return as Philomena Cunk, searching for the meaning of life. It is a Broke and Bones production for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, created and written by Charlie Brooker, written with Diane Morgan, Ben Caudell, Erika Ehler, Charlie George, Eli Goldstone, Jason Hazeley, Lucia Keskin, Joel Morris, Michael Odewale. The director is Al Campbell, the series producer is Susie Hall, the line producer is Lizzie Search, and the executive producers are Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Ali Marlow and Ben Cavey.
Dreaming Whilst Black will see BAFTA Award winning co-creator and co-writer Adjani Salmon return for series two, which will commence filming later this year in the UK. The dramedy is a Big Deal Films and A24 production for BBC Three and BBC iPlayer. The executive producers are Dhanny Joshi, Thomas Stogdon and Adjani Salmon. The producer is Nicola Gregory. The original web series was co-written by Adjani Salmon and Ali Hughes and was created by Adjani Salmon, Max Evans, Laura de Sousa Seixas and Natasha Jatania of 4 Quarters Films.
Season five of Man Like Mobeen was also confirmed, with Guz Khan returning after season four ended on a significant cliffhanger. Banijay UK's Tiger Aspect and Dice Roll Productions, founded by Gill Isles and Guz Khan, co-produce for the BBC.
Finally, Greg Davies' comedy series The Clenaar returns for season three. It is a SHUK (Studio Hamburg UK) production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The producer is Sam Ward, the executive producer is Vivien Muller-Rommel. Additional materials writers include Paul Allen, Barry Castagnola, Laura Claxton, Stephen Morrison and Michael Odewale.