Filming began this past Monday on Pitching In, the new Acorn co-produced family drama for BBC Wales and BBC One Daytime that stars Larry Lamb.
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.
Larry Lamb (EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey, New Tricks) leads the cast, which features Golden Globe® and BAFTA Awards winner Hayley Mills (The Parent Trap, Pollyanna, Wild at Heart), Caroline Sheen (Torchwood, Hotel Babylon), and Ifan Huw Dafydd (Requiem, The Indian Doctor).
Larry Lamb and Hayley Mills — Photos courtesy of Acorn TV
Said Lamb about Pitching In:
“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.”
Added BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning Nick Andrews:
“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.”
Made by LA Productions (Broken, Moving On), Pitching In has Acorn Media Enterprises joining with Acorn TV as the series’ exclusive North American and Australian co-production partner.
Colin McKeown from LA Productions said:
“Drama can take many shapes and forms and impact on an audience by informing, educating and fundamentally entertaining. Yes it’s important when it’s socially relevant but it’s also equally important when it simply makes you laugh. Pitching In provides an audience with a lovely feeling of wellbeing and hopefully provides a warm smile.”
Dan McGolpin, BBC Controller of Programming and Daytime, stated:
“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.”
And Catherine Mackin, Managing Director of Acorn Media Enterprises, added:
“We’re thrilled to be working with BBC Wales, BBC One, and LA Productions on another high-quality production. With a stellar cast led by Larry Lamb and Hayley Mills, gorgeous setting, and highly enjoyable script, we know Acorn TV’s subscribers will enjoy this new series.”
Pitching In will make its North American debut on Acorn TV as an Acorn TV Original Series. Stay tuned for updates.
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