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Review of "Pitching
Season One airs on Acorn
This is a charming drama (almost like a comedy) about a
small area of Glan Mor in Wales (what we in the U.S. would
call a trailer park) that has seen better days. The people
there rally around retired widow Frank and his daughter,
Carys, who's just moved back home. She plans to bring in
more business to their little tourist area.
It has very likable and fun characters. There's drama
between Frank and Carys, and between Carys and her
ex-boyfriend (and his wife), and with her son, Dylan. Also,
former Disney star Hayley Mills plays a realtor who wants
Frank to sell Glan Mor.
I read that some people in Wales were upset that the show
features British people with British accents, rather than
Welsh people. Well, as an American, I'm glad it was British
people because the Welsh, from what I've seen, have very
thick accents. I wouldn't have been able to understand them.
Check it out if you like quaint British series like "The
Durrells of Corfu" and the like.
Larry Lamb leads cast of TV favourites for new BBC drama
They are set to take centre stage in Pitching In, a new
family drama for BBC One Wales and BBC One Daytime.
Set around a caravan park on the north Wales coast,
Pitching In tells the story of three generations of the same
family, all struggling to make the best of a very unusual -
and sometimes very difficult - situation.
Pitching In will be made by the highly acclaimed LA
Productions (Broken, Moving On). Written by Johanne McAndrew
and Elliot Hope, it will also feature an all-star cast
including Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen and Ifan Huw Dafydd.
Larry Lamb says: “Eleven years after Gavin and Stacey
burst onto the scene I’m heading out west again, switching
Barry Island for Anglesey this time! I’m delighted to be
playing the role of Frank in Pitching In - it’s a touching,
funny and romantic story and a fascinating glimpse of life
on the north Wales coast.”
BBC Cymru Wales' Head of Commissioning, Nick Andrews
says: “We all need more ‘feel good’ in our lives and this
warm family drama promises to be just that. Pitching In is a
comedy drama about family, friendship and community, which
will showcase the beauty of north Wales.”
BBC Controller of Programming and Daytime, Dan McGolpin
says: “Hot on the heels of their RTS award for Moving On,
this is a new drama from LA Productions and also a new
collaboration with BBC Wales. It’s a welcome addition to the
BBC Daytime drama slate and our audience are going to enjoy
getting to know these naturally funny characters and their
life struggles in the beautiful countryside of north Wales.”
Colin McKeown from LA Productions says: “Pitching In
provides an audience with a lovely feeling of wellbeing and
hopefully provides a warm smile.”
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