News: Sky Puts Its Summer Shorts On With Emma Sidi, Ellie White, Vicki Pepperdine & More

Sky Arts has announced its latest seasonal collection of comedy shorts. Among those taking part are Morgana Robinson, Sheridan Smith, David Earl, Vicki Pepperdine, Ellie White (pictured) and Joe Wilkinson. Writers include Sharon Horgan and Dan Maier. They will be available on demand this summer from June 28 and then will be broadcast in July. Details below.

David Earl & Joe Wilkinson’s Summer

This ludicrously silly romp set in the Wild West follows the adventures of wannabe outlaws Brian and Gulch as they attempt to become the cowboys and heroes they were never destined to be and win the heart of the local saloon’s oddly distinctive prostitute.

Starring David Earl, Joe Wilkinson, Dan Skinner and Jayde Adams

Written by David Earl & Joe Wilkinson

Jocelyn Jee Esien’s Summer

A mother and daughter plan to spend the day at the Notting Hill Carnival, Europe's biggest summer street party. However, their plans go awry when they don’t quite make it to their destination.
Starring Jocelyn Jee Esien and Ellen Thomas

Written by Jocelyn Jee Esien                                

Andrew Flintoff’s Summer

Pacino and Bert

A series of encounters between a tongue-tied dog walker and the woman of his dreams. Could she be ‘the one’? He might find out, if only he can keep up with his dog, and his brain can keep up with his mouth…

Starring Andrew Flintoff, Miranda Hennessy and Louis Emerick

Written by Daniel Maier


Vicki Pepperdine & Ellie White’s Summer

Grey Dogs

Alison and Anne Gatehouse are mother and daughter Morris dancers and members of the Grey Dogs troupe, who travel the countryside performing at fetes and events in the competitive world of rural dance.

Starring: Vicki Pepperdine, Ellie White, Katy Wix and Harry Peacock

Written by: Vicki Pepperdine and Ellie White


Morgana Robinson’s Summer

It’s a hot day in Margate and heavily pregnant Trish gathers her friends and three sisters for her baby shower. As temperatures rise during party games, so do tempers as a shocking family secret is revealed.

Starring Morgana Robinson, Sheridan Smith, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Gabby Best, Frances Barber and Peter Singh

Written by Sharon Horgan 


Ahir Shah’s Summer

Viraj and his family are at his grandmother's for a big family lunch. He's bringing his girlfriend to meet his grandmother for the first time and also has some other big news to share. 

Starring Ahir Shah, Amit Shah, Ace Bhatti, Sindhu Vee, Freya Parker and Leena Dhingra

Written by Ahir Shah 

Emma Sidi’s Summer

Old school friends Alex and Becca are 27 and while Alex is desperate to recreate the excitement of the debauched holidays of their teenage years, Becca isn’t so keen. Soon drink, drama and the strain of actually having to become adults takes its toll.

Starring Emma Sidi and Kath Hughes

Written by Emma Sidi


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