Peck’Eds Comes To The BBC

Peck’Eds Comes To The BBC


Peck’Eds is a new female-led coming-of-age, out-and-out comedy about the testing moments of growing up as a young, working class woman in South Manchester. It is also a celebration of what it truly means to grow up in this specific part of the country, based on lived experiences and real surroundings.


It is written by and starring Soph Galustian is directed by Bethan Seller (Flaps) and is produced by Molly Seymour at Jax Media, with Executive Producer’s Brooke Posch and Tony Hernandez, and BBC Comedy’s Emily Allen.


We will follow the journey of Melissa (Galustian) and her group of BEST friends - Abbie (Hannah Donelon) and Naz (Leah Choudhry) to get a taste of true council estate, high school life. From period troubles, to sexuality discoveries Peck’Eds will blow the dust off these awkward memories and flood back feelings of nostalgia, womanhood and an extra-large portion of cringe. 


Soph Galustian, says: “Writing Peck'Eds has been so exciting for me. The thought of creating something based on my own experiences and being able to film it in the exact spots that I grew up in, was truly magical. My upbringing will always play a huge part in my work and I hope that it shines a light on working class, northern voices. I am so proud of my background and where I come from. Us council estate lot know how to have a laugh, and that’s what Peck'Eds is all about - learning to make the best of what you’ve got.


Head of Jax Media UK and Producer Molly Seymour, adds: “Developing and producing Peck’Eds with Soph and the BBC has been a truly fantastic process. Jax focuses on telling stories we haven’t seen before, delivered in the funniest and most unique way. This is what Peck’Eds is and we couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with Soph and the rest of the team on this original and brilliantly comedic show.” 


Peck’Eds is Soph Galustian’s first television commission. Soph is a Mancunian comedy writer-performer of Armenian heritage, who is fast making a huge impact for her self-produced sketches and spoken word social media pieces. Her content has already accrued over 1.5 million views and helped her gain praise from Daisy-May Cooper, The Guilty Feminist, Susan Wokoma and Maxine Peake amongst others. Soph’s content can be found @sophgalustian. 


Peck’Eds (3x3’) has been commissioned by BBC Comedy and BBC Three, and is produced by Molly Seymour with Executive Producer’s Brooke Posch and Tony Hernandez from Jax Media. Emily Allen is the Commissioning Editor for BBC Comedy.


Peck’Eds will air on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer this autumn.

Pictured:  Abbie (Hannah Donelon), Melissa (Soph Galustian), Naz (Leah Choudhry). By Chris Clarke


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