Ill Behaviour, the new comedy thriller from the creator of Peep Show, begins on BBC Two on Sunday night after shooting at The Bottle Yard last year.
Written by BAFTA-award winning Sam Bain (Peep Show, Fresh Meat), the three-part series filmed between September and December last year at the Studios and a range of locations across Bristol.
Electricity House, Hengrove Park, Ashton Court, Temple Street, Bristol Harbourside, South Bristol Crematorium and Clifton Suspension Bridge were all used as filming locations, with support from Bristol Film Office.
Ill Behaviour marked a return to Bristol for Fudge Park, the production company behind the black comedy, who filmed parts of the movie The Inbetweeners 2 in the city in 2014.
Fiona Francombe, The Bottle Yard Studios’ Site Director says: “It was a pleasure to welcome Fudge Park back to Bristol for Ill Behaviour. Although not their first time filming in the city, it was their first visit to The Bottle Yard, and we were very pleased to provide the space to meet their production base and filming needs. We’re delighted to have them back with us this year working on a new project.”
When Charlie (Tom Riley) is diagnosed with cancer the prognosis is favourable – he’s young and healthy, the cancer has been caught early and it’s a type which responds well to chemotherapy. However, Charlie is suspicious of drugs and modern medical treatments and decides to refuse chemotherapy in favour of an alternative New Age approach. His oldest friends Joel (Chris Geere) and Tess (Jessica Regan) fear he’s written his own suicide note, so they decide to hold him hostage and administer chemotherapy themselves with the help of Nadia (Lizzy Caplan), an unstable, alcoholic oncologist.
Ill Behaviour is directed by Steve Bendelack (The League of Gentlemen, Friday Night Dinner) and produced by Gill Isles (Peter Kay’s Car Share, Ideal). The executive producers are Damon Beesley, Iain Morris and Simon Wilson for Fudge Park and Sam Bain, and it is produced in conjunction with BBC Worldwide. It was commissioned by Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning and Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content, BBC iPlayer and is a Fudge Park production for BBC iPlayer and BBC Two.
Watch Ill Behaviour on Sunday nights at 10pm on BBC Two from 20 August. All three episodes are available to watch now on BBC iPlayer.