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Fleabag - Series 1

6 x 30 mins

 

Hilarious and hurtful, a confession of the modern woman

The extremely talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Broadchurch, Crashing) writes and stars in this hugely poignant drama. Making comparisons to Lena Dunham’s Girls and based on the award-winning Edinburgh Fringe play by the same name, Fleabag gives a voice to young females around the world, with an unprecedented honesty and emotion that’s rarely spoken. 

Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, porn-watching, grief-riddled woman trying to make sense of the world.

As she hurls herself headlong at modern living, Fleabag is thrown roughly up against the walls of contemporary London, with all its frenetic energy, late nights and bright lights, in this very modern mix of fatalism and hedonism, sustaining a merry-go-round of broken dreamers.

Unfettered and unfiltered, Fleabag tears through the series sleeping with anyone who dares to stand too close, squeezing money from any orifice, rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up the bravado all along. Because that’s just the kind of messed-up, normal person she is.

By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this is the thoroughly disarming confessional of a woman so totally detached she’s utterly lost, and ultimately wondering what the hell she ought to be doing in life. Much like the rest of us.

See Amazon trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYmENGPlNMk

 

Awards

Best Comedy Series (Nomination) and Best Comedy Actress for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Nomination) at Critics' Choice Awards 2016
Best Comedy-Drama Series (Nomination) at C21 Drama Awards 2016
Best TV Situation Comedy at the Writers' Guild Awards 2017 (Winner)
Best Comedy Programme (Nomination) - Best Multi-Channel Programme (Winner) - Best Original Programme (Winner) at the Broadcast Awards 2017
Best Breakthrough (Winner) and Best Comedy Writer (Winner) at the Royal Television Society Awards 2017
Best Writer for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Winner) at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Nomination) - Best Editing (Nomination) - Best Cinematography (Nomination) at the Televisual Bulldog Awards 2017
Best Scripted Comedy (Nomination) at the BAFTA TV Awards 2017
Best Female in a Comedy Performance for Olivia Coleman (Nomination) at the BAFTA TV Awards 2017
Best Female in a Comedy Performance for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Winner) at the BAFTA TV Awards 2017
Best TV Series - Comedy (Winner) and Outstanding Actress in Comedy for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Winner) at the Golden Nymph Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Winner) - Best Editing (Nomination) - Best Cinematography (Nomination) at the TV Bulldog Awards 2017
Breakthrough Talent for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Nomination) - Best Writer for Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Nomination) and Best Editing (Nomination) at the BAFTA Craft TV Awards 2017
Comedy Series: English Language (Winner) at the Rockie Awards 2017
Grand Jury Award (Nomination) at the Rockie Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Nomination) - TV Choice Awards 2017
Individual Achievement in Comedy (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) (Nomination) and Outstanding Achievement in Comedy (Nomination) - Television Critics Association 2017
Best Scripted Programme (Nomination) - Broadcast Digital Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Winner) Best Screenwriter (Nomination) and Best Actress (Nomination) for Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Seoul Drama Awards 2017
Best Comedy (Winner) Rose D'Or Awards 2017 TV moment of the year (Nomination) - Broadcast Awards 2017

Reviews

“The thrilling sound of a clear new voice” – Radio Times

“Waller-Bridge is now at the forefront of a new generation of female writer-performers such as Sharon Hogan, who co-wrote and starred in the hit Channel 4 series Catastrophe, and Lena Dunham, who created Girls” – The Telegraph

“Painfully funny” – Total TV Guide

"Here’s Why You Need To Be Watching BBC Three’s Latest Sitcom" - Huffington Post

"Seven reasons why feminist comedy Fleabag will be your latest TV addiction" – Stylist

"Hailed by many as Britain’s answer to Lena Dunham" - Stylist

"*****" - The Telegraph

"Fleabag: a gloriously rude update of Bridget Jones's Diary" - The Telegraph

“The best, most fearless, bittersweet comedy on British television” – The Observer 

“'Fleabag' Is the Best Show on British TV About Being a Horny Young Mess” - Vice

"Fleabag is the cult hit of the summer" - Evening Standard

“In short: It's brilliant TV. We want more” - Elle

“TV needs far more seething, devastating women like Fleabag…a second season of Fleabag can’t come a minute too soon”- The Guardian

“here’s the one-word review: brilliant” – The Arts Desk

"with Ms. Waller-Bridge being anointed as one of her generation’s funniest, most provocative voices" - The New York Times

"It is one of the reasons I loved Fleabag so much – and I love Phoebe [Waller-Bridge]...Because she really played with all those ideas of what ‘makes you a feminist’ and what makes you a ‘bad feminist’, and what makes you a good contribution and what makes you a bad contribution to society. And it is all just so complicated.” - Lena Dunham in The Guardian



 

 

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Credit Line

Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three and Amazon Prime, US

Cast

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing, Broadchurch), Sian Clifford (Paddy), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, The Night Manager), Bill Paterson (Outlander, Miss Potter), Brett Gelman (Jobs), Hugh Skinner (Les Misérables, The Windsors), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Ben Aldridge (The Railway Man), Jamie Demetriou (People Time), Jenny Rainsford (The Smoke)

 

 

Writers

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Producer(s)

Executive Producers: Harry Williams and Jack Williams (Two Brothers Pictures), Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Producer: Lydia Hampson

Director(s)

Harry Bradbeer

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