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New comedy 'Way To Go' recorded at Pinewood Studios

17 January 2013

BBC Three broadcasts new show, Way To Go tonight. The black comedy is about three ordinary guys who find themselves forced by an extraordinary set of circumstances into setting up an assisted-suicide business. The 6 x 30 minute episodes were shot on location and at Pinewood Studios in TV One.

Created by US-based comedy writer Bob Kushell, (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Anger Management), Way To Go follows brothers Scott and Joey and their friend Cozzo. After Scott is moved by a terminally ill neighbour's request to die - and at the same time faced with a predatory female employer, a split from his girlfriend, and a desperate life or death need for cash to pay off his brother Joey's gambling debts - he and his best mate Cozzo stumble towards what they think is their only solution: an assisted-suicide machine. A deeply illegal situation about which they will have to keep very, very quiet.

Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by some of the people they come across. But it's their own inadequacies and personal circumstances that most often lead to comedy in the darkest of situations.

The series stars Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison as Scott, Ben Heathcote as Joey and comedy star Marc Wootton (La La Land, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman, Nativity 1&2) as Cozzo. Additional cast includes Laura Aikman (Lemon, La Vida Loca) as Julia, Sinéad Matthews (Vera Drake, Ideal) as Cozzo's policewoman wife Debbie, and Hannah Job (Coming of Age) as Lucie. Guest actors include Warren Clarke, Tom Georgeson and Derek Griffiths.

Bob Kushell: "As someone who was weaned on great British comedy, including Monty Python, Black Adder and Fawlty Towers, there has been no bigger thrill in my life than to have a show on the BBC (narrowly edging out the birth of my son and trouncing my wedding day by a landslide). In over twenty years of writing comedy, I've never worked with a better cast and crew."

Zai Bennett, Controller BBC Three: "Bob Kushell's scripts are in turn dark, poignant, absurd, moving and brilliant. But mostly they are very, very funny. I'm thrilled that Way to Go is coming to BBC Three."

Jon Plowman: "Way to Go is a show about a current and difficult issue but it treats its serious subject in the same way that "Arsenic and Old Lace" dealt with old lady poi