Video: New All-Star Lockdown Comedy Housebound

How are people coping with the lockdown?  That’s the question comedy Housebound asks and the answers offer a hilarious look behind the curtain of British homes. 

In a series of Zoom, Skype, Houseparty and FaceTime calls, characters played by Susannah Fielding (Alan Partridge), Pierce Quigley (The Detectorists), Javone Prince (The Javone Prince Show), Priyanga Burford (The Thick of It), Tim Downie (pictured, Toast of London) and Jeremy Swift ( Downton Abbey) - among many other comic talents - reveal themselves to the nation in a series of joyously comic quickfire monologues.  
 
Housebound is the brainchild of Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni, writers/producers of BAFTA-nominated The Worst Week of My Life (Ben Miller) and The Robinsons (Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville).
 
“We asked ourselves the question: how do we make a TV series under the current social distancing rules? And this is what we came up with. We’ve worked with all the actors before and stayed in touch. Every one of them wanted to be part of it as soon as we pitched it,” says Justin. “We wanted to shine a light on the pressures and problems we’re all going through,“ adds Mark. “Where there’s pressure, there’s invariably comedy”.  

Watch the first epsiode of Housebound below.

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