Sitcom This Country premieres on BBC Three on Wednesday 8 February. The series uses the mockumentary format to explore the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe and their life experiences in a typical Cotswold village.
In the opening episode, Scarecrow, Kurtan is focusing his attentions on the annual village scarecrow festival, a key event in the village calendar that can both unite and divide the community.
Tensions run high when his chances of winning the competition are compromised by being given a less than ideal plot to display his scarecrow. Meanwhile, Kerry faces a challenge to her authority.
This Country: Scarecrow Episode 1 (of 6) airs on Wednesday 8 February 2017 on BBC Three.
From BBC Media Release 18 July 2017… BBC Three has ordered a second series of critically-acclaimed mockumentary sitcom This Country from BBC Studios, and later this year cameras will return to the Cotswold village of Northleach to further explore the lives of cousins Kerry and Lee ‘Kurtan’ Mucklowe.
This Country launched in February 2017 on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer with a slot on BBC One. The show has had four million iPlayer requests to date.
The series is written by and stars siblings Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, who say: “We are beyond thrilled to have a second series. We wrote something else in case this wasn’t recommissioned which ended up being exactly the same plot as the BBC drama Life On Mars. So this second series is a godsend really as we can’t do anything else.”
Shane Allen, Controller of Comedy Commissioning, says: “It’s been a pure joy to see Daisy and Charlie get the recognition their talents deserve with this show. It has been an instant hit with the audience and they’ve got cracking ideas for the series ahead.”