The fifth series of the popular supermarket comedy Trollied, made at Bristol’s The Bottle Yard Studios over 9 weeks this summer, returns to Sky1 from 2nd November at 9pm with long term cast member BAFTA® winning Jason Watkins.
Produced by Roughcut TV the comedy, which follows the everyday lives of the budget store’s staff, has been made at The Bottle Yard Studios since it began in 2011 using the purpose built, full scale supermarket set built on site.
The eight part series and Christmas Special, sees the return of long term cast member Jason Watkins to The Bottle Yard Studios, who recently won the Best Leading Actor Bafta® for his outstanding performance in The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, also made at the Studios. Other cast includes Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart), Sarah Parish (W1A), Jack Carroll (Britain’s Got Talent), Chanel Cresswell (This is England ‘86) and Aisling Bea (Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You’re Funny Award) as well as cast regulars Rita May, Carl Rice, Beverly Rudd, Lorraine Cheshire, Faye Mckeever, Victor McGuire and Dominic Coleman.
Tim Sealey, Head of Production at Roughcut TV said ‘Returning to The Bottle Yard for the fifth time saw Trollied tip over 50 episodes. Again our experience there was very happy, in fact it was the smoothest ride so far. The team look after us and every effort is made to make our stay as problem free as possible. Thank you again, here’s looking forward to series 6 at our West Country home’
Fiona Francombe, The Bottle Yard Studios’ Site Director said: ‘We were delighted to have the Trollied team on site for their fifth series, who are always a pleasure to work with. This year has seen significant growth for The Bottle Yard Studios with more new productions coming through our doors, but we are proud to welcome back companies who recognised the scope our space offered early on.
At The Bottle Yard Studios we are continually developing our green ethos and in Bristol’s year as European Green Capital it is wonderful to see Sky’s and Roughcut TV’s proactive approach to cutting carbon across Trollied’s production, using sustainable transport, props and lighting and implementing albert+, the industry’s best practice carbon reduction scheme’
Trollied is created by Anne Marie O’Connor, Ash Atalla and Paul Doolan.
It is written by Abigail Wilson, Ben Edwards, Rachael New, Paul Doolan, Jon Hunter and Hannah George. It is produced by Nick Goding and directed by Jonathan Gershfield and Sarah O’Gorman. The Executive Producers for Roughcut TV are Ash Atalla and Alexander Smith.