About us

Roughcut TV is one of the fastest growing independent television production companies in the UK. Specialising in scripted comedy and entertainment we have produced shows for all the major broadcasters.

Established in 2007 by Ash Atalla, best known for producing the multi award winning series’ The Office and The IT Crowd, as well as executive producing Look Around You and Bo Selecta, Roughcut Television continues Ash’s tradition of creating high quality comedy and comedy drama.

Roughcut has recently enjoyed record-breaking success with the supermarket based sitcom Trollied (Sky 1), which debuted with two million viewers – the highest rating multi-channel comedy launch in British TV history.

This year has also seen Roughcut produce Mad Mad World, a major primetime comedy entertainment show for ITV1, the BBC 3 hit series World’s Craziest Fools starring Mr. T, brand new sketch show Anna and Katy (Channel 4) and the cult hit mockumentary People Just Do Nothing (BBC 3).

 

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Trollied

Sky1 (Sitcom)

The supermarket-based comedy which centres on the everyday lives of its staff is directed by Paul Walker (Shameless, Casualty).  TROLLIED boasts a stellar cast list including Bafta and Golden Globe® nominee Jane Horrocks (The Road to Coronation Street, Absolutely Fabulous), Mark Addy (The Full Monty, Game of Thrones), Stephanie Beacham (Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, Bad Girls), Jason Watkins (Being Human, Lark Rise to Candleford) and Rita May (Coronation Street, Drop Dead Gorgeous). They are joined by Joel Fry (White Van Man), Nick Blood (Material Girl, Combat Kids), Chanel Cresswell (This is England) and Lorraine Cheshire (Life on Mars, Early Doors, Waterloo Road).

TROLLIED is set in “Valco”, a fictional budget supermarket in the North West. The show takes a comic look at a setting we’ve all spent too much of our lives in, be it buying pasta, arguing with our loved ones or just trying to explain why we don’t want yet another a loyalty card. TROLLIED is a slice of life populated by the characters we all see every time we go shopping, the bored kids on the checkouts, the ineffectual managers and the irate customers.

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

Sitcom, BBC 3, TX September 2012

Starring Saturday Night Live stalwart Andy Samberg and British Comedy Giant Greg Davies, CUCKOO is Roughcut’s brand new Sit-com series for BBC Three. Set in the Midlands home of the Thomas family, when Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) collect their daughter (Tamla Kari) from the airport, they’re horrified to learn that she’s returned from her gap year with more than just a henna tattoo and hair braids. At the arrival gate, she promptly introduces them to the squared-jawed, self-appointed ‘spiritual ninja’ Cuckoo- their new son-in-law and every parent’s worst nightmare.

World’s Craziest Fools

BBC 3 (Clip Show)

WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLS sees A-Team legend Mr. T search the four corners of the earth for some of the biggest fools on the planet. From drivers to dancers, criminals to workmen, drunks to sailors, people jumping off stuff to people getting stuck in things, no stone will be left unturned in his search for the world’s most incredible and idiotic imbeciles. Currently in production on Series 2 to be released this year.

Mad Mad World

Mad Mad World

ITV1 (Panel Show)

A comedy-entertainment panel show broadcast on ITV1. Presented by Paddy McGuiness, featuring team captains Rufus Hound Rhys Darby and regular panellist Rob Rouse the show takes a sideways look at fun news stories, events and TV clips from every corner of the globe.

People Just Do NOTHING

Sitcom Pilot BBC 3

A mockumentary pilot for BBC Three, follows the lives of people connected to west London pirate radio station Kurupt FM. In the episode MC Sniper is released from a very short stretch in jail and finds that the station is having problems with its transmitter, threatening Sniper’s comeback set.

Anna & Katy

Anna & Katy

Channel 4 (Sketch Show)

Acclaimed double act Anna Crilly & Katy Wix bring their unique brand of character comedy to Channel 4 with their own sketch show commissioned after last year’s comedy lab pilot.

With appearances from Lee Mack, Will Andrews and Eamonn Holmes,  ‘ANNA & KATY’ introduces us to the biggest soap opera in Germany, daytime TV show ‘Congratulation!’ and  Eamonn Holmes’ latest game show ‘Pointer’ amongst many other silly characters.

Silent Library

Silent Library

Five Star (Comedy Entertainment)

Silent Library a game-show for 5* with commentary provided by the inimitable Adam Buxton. Shot on location in a real library, our fearless teams of 6 players must carry out a series of infectiously funny, physically challenging tasks and pranks. They must endure extremely painful, utterly disgusting and at times downright bizarre games along the way to get their hands on cash prizes. But not only that: they must endure all this without breaking the universal rule of libraries: SILENCE!

Trinity

Trinity

ITV2 (Drama)

Recreational sex, recreational drugs and random murder; these are the three R’s Trinity University style. Trinity is a brand new drama for ITV2 set in the gothic, oak panelled halls of residence and lecture theatres of the fictional Trinity University.For over 900 years, Trinity has been an elite playground solely for the uber rich and powerful. However for the first time in its long and illustrious history, Trinity is about to throw open its doors to students from, well…the lower social classes.

Stars Charles Dance, Claire Skinner, Christian Cooke & Reggie Yates.
The Fun Police

The Fun Police

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase (Studio Sitcom)

Produced as Part of Channel 4’s 2011 Comedy Showcase Season, Roughcut’s studio sit-com FUN POLICE, follows the trials and tribulations of a small town Health & Safety team.  Keeping the public safe is an all star cast, including Vic Reeves (Shooting Stars), Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords), Jack Doolan (Cemetery Junction), Katy Wix (Not Going Out) and Clive Rowe (Tracy Beaker). The show was written by Matt Morgan (Russell Brand’s ex-partner in crime).

The Amazing Dermot

The Amazing Dermot

Channel 4 Comedy Showcase (Sitcom)

Master illusionist and stage hypnotist Dermot Flint (played by Flight Of The Conchords star Rhys Darby) attempts to get his career back on track after an unfortunate incident involving two brothers and some french kissing under hypnosis.In the space of one week Dermot’s wife leaves him, his TV show is cancelled, and he moves into rehab. However his attempts to get his life back on track are ruined by his ego, a body double and a deaf nurse.

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Roughcut Presents

In 2009 Roughcut established its Roughcut Presents website, with the aim of unearthing the funniest up-and-coming online talent in order to develop and produce quality comedy for the internet and beyond. Roughcut Presents has produced over 30 films for the BBC to date and is responsible for the cult online Misery Bear series, which has currently had almost five million you tube hits. To visit the Roughcut Presents site, click here.

Roughcut signs development deal with Sky

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Roughcut have signed a development deal with Sky.  The agreement will see Roughcut developing shows for general entertainment channel Sky1 and the female-orientated entertainment station Sky Living, with international sales conducted by Sky Vision if any series are commissioned. Roughcut’s existing and non-Sky formats will continue to be  handled by FremantleMedia.

Trollied Series 4

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Roughcut are now in pre production with the fourth series of the hit Sky1 sitcom Trollied.

Delete, Delete, Delete pilot commissioned

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BBC Two is to pilot Roughcut’s new comedy chat show hosted by Rhod Gilbert.

Delete Delete Delete involves the Welsh comedian interviewing two special guests about the contents of their internet history – weird websites, most watched virals, odd blogs and questions asked of their favourite search engine.

Following a run-through back in October 2013, a full studio pilot will be recorded on Thursday June 12 at Pinewood Studios.

Gilbert’s guests on the pilot will be TV Dragon Deborah Meaden and fellow comic Patrick Kielty.

Cuckoo Series 2

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Roughcut have completed filming on the eagerly anticipated second series of BBC3′s Cuckoo. The second series, staring Taylor Lautner will be hitting our screens later this year. Stay tuned for further details!

People Just Do Nothing on BBC iPlayer!

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The first series of Roughcut’s acclaimed mockumentary series People Just Do Nothing is now available on BBC iPlayer. You can watch all 4 episodes here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p01xw0xp

Cuckoo to be remade for USA!

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US network NBC have ordered a remake of Roughcut TV’s acclaimed series Cuckoo.The original series, staring Andy Samberg and Greg Davies was BBC Three’s biggest overnight comedy hit when it debuted last year. NBC have now commissioned a US adaptation, which will be written by the shows creators Robin French and Kieron Quirke, with Simpsons veteran Tim Long as showrunner. A second series for BBC Three is also in the pipeline.

Trollied Series 3 on air!

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Series 3 of Roughcut’s supermarket sitcom Trollied begins transmitting on Thursdays, 9PM on Sky1 from 22nd August.

People Just Do Nothing- series commissioned!

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Roughcut are delighted to announce that, following the success of the pilot episode, which was the most shared programme on iplayer in July last year, the BBC have commissioned People Just Do Nothing as a 40 x 30′ series for BBC Three.

Greg Davies BAFTA nominated for his performance in Cuckoo

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Greg Davies has been BAFTA nominated for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his perfomance in Cuckoo. More info here.

Cuckoo goes out on BBC1

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There’s another chance to watch acclaimed series Cuckoo, this time on BBC1! The first series is transmitting again at 11PM on Tuesday’s and is also up on iplayer.

Anna & Katy on Channel 4

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The eagerly anticipated brand new sketch series ‘Anna & Katy’ begun last night. The show goes out on Wednesday’s at 10.30PM on Channel 4.

 

Official Mr.T App tops the charts!

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Roughcut developed official Mr. T app has reached number 4 in the UK iOS app store entertainment charts! Click here to download. Follow Mr. T on Twitter @MrT

Roughcut expands!

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Roughcut TV have expanded taking another floor of Bedford House, above neighbours atom42 which provide online marketing services.

 

Another record for Roughcut!

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Roughcut’s brand new series Cuckoo transmitted last night with a record audience of 1.5 million, making it BBC3′s most successful sitcom launch ever!

The series, staring Greg Davies and Andy Samberg goes out on Tuesdays at 10PM on BBC3.

If you missed it, catch up on BBC iPlayer!

TROLLIED SERIES 2

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The eagerly anticipated second series of Trollied is now airing on Sky 1 at 9pm on Fridays. Episodes can also be watched online here.

CUCKOO

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Roughcut’s brand new sitcom series for BBC Three, starring Andy Samberg & Greg Davies has been scheduled to transmit in late September. More details to follow shortly…

ANNA & KATY

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Brand new sketch series Anna & Katy is being scheduled for transmission in early 2013. Stay tuned for further updates!

TROLLIED

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Series 1 of everyone’s favourite supermarket based sitcom TROLLIED is now available on DVD buy it here

CUCKOO

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Hollywood star and Saturday Night Live stalwart Andy Samberg has been cast alongside British Comedy Giant Greg Davies in Cuckoo, Roughcut’s new sit-com series for BBC Three.

PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING

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Roughcut mockumentary People Just Do Nothing was the most shared programme on iplayer this July. Braaap

TROLLIED SERIES 2

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The eagerly anticipated second series of Trollied, starring Jane Horrocks, Mark Addy and Stephanie Beacham begins transmitting this Friday 31st August at 9PM on Sky.

PEOPLE JUST DO NOTHING

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Roughcut are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned to produce ‘People Just Do Nothing’, a sit-com pilot for BBC3’s new

online initiative the Comedy Kitchen.

TROLLIED RECOMMISSIONED FOR SKY

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Roughcut are delighted to announce that Trollied has been re-commissioned for two further series and a Christmas special.

IT’S A MAD MAD WORLD

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Roughcut have been commissioned to produce a brand new panel show for ITV1. The prime time series Mad Mad World, hosted by Paddy McGuinness and featuring team captains Rhys Darby and Rufus Hound will take a sideways look at fun news stories, events and TV clips from every corner of the globe.

WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLS TO RETURN

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The hugely successful comedy entertainment series WORLD’S CRAZIEST FOOLS is set to return for a second series on BBC3.   The acclaimed hit series, which frequently attracted viewing figures of well over 750,000  and was one of the most watched BBC3 shows on BBC iPlayer, saw A-Team legend MR T search the four corners of the earth for some of the biggest fools on the planet. Expect more of the bizarre, the ridiculous and the downright foolish with the return of WORLD’s CRAZIEST FOOLS.

ANNA & KATY SERIES COMMISSION

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Following the success of the pilot which aired last summer, Roughcut have been commissioned to produce a full series of the sketch show  ‘Anna & Katy’ for Channel 4.

‘FUN POLICE’ ON PATROL FOR C4

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Channel 4 has greenlit Roughcut’s new studio sitcom, FUN POLICE, as part of its 2011 Comedy Showcase season.

Written by Matt Morgan (Russell Brand’s ex-partner in crime), the show follows the trials and tribulations of a small town Health & Safety team.

Keeping the public safe is an all star cast, including Vic Reeves (Shooting Stars), Rhys Darby (Flight Of The Conchords), Jack Doolan (Cemetery Junction), Kerry Howard (Him & Her), Katy Wix (Not Going Out) and Clive Rowe (Tracy Beaker).

To transmit in Autumn 2011.

People just do nothing

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Roughcut are pleased to announce that we have been commissioned to produce ‘People Just Do Nothing’, a sit-com pilot for BBC3’s new online initiative the Comedy Kitchen.

OFFICIAL MR. T APP TO BE RELEASED FOR IPHONE & IPAD

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Roughcut Television, in association with Widebeam Digital, is to release a brand new ‘Mr T’ mobile app for iPad/iPhone.  Due for release this summer the app, which is still in development, will include games, exclusive Mr. T content and will incorporate social networking features.

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