Being Human (TV series)
show_name = Being Human
director = Declan O'Dwyer
Guy Flanagan, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Tovey, Adrian Lester
country = flagicon|UK
language = English
executive_producer = Rob Pursey
producer = Matthew Bouch
cinematography = Tim Palmer
first_run = 2008
18 February 2008
imdb_id = 1139280
tv_com_id = 75191
"Being Human" was a 2008 British television drama/horror, shown on
BBC Three. Its pilot episode starred Guy Flanagan, Andrea Riseborough, Russell Toveyand also featured Adrian Lester. The programme concerned three twenty-something characters trying to live a normal social life, despite being a vampire, a ghostand a werewolf.
The pilot episode was broadcast at 9pm on
18 February 2008as part of the re-branding of BBC Three along with several other pilots (including West 10 LDN).cite news|first=Leigh|last=Holmwood|url=http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/feb/14/bbc.television|title=BBC3 to air full series of Phoo Action|accessdate=2008-02-19|date= 19 February 2008|publisher=Guardian] Danny Cohen, the controller of BBC Three had stated at the winter 2008 season launch that a full series from either one or two of these pilots; the other to be commissioned was " Phoo Action".
An online petition lobbying BBC Three commissioning editors to greenlight a full series was set up by a journalist from the
Reading Chroniclenewspaper as part of a review of the show. [cite news|first=Narin|last=Bahar|url=http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/articles/6/492|title=If this is what Being Human means I love it|accessdate=2008-02-21|date= 21 February 2008|publisher=Reading Chronicle] The article and petition drew traffic from across the world and with the latter now having been signed by over 3,000 people. [cite news|first=Narin|last=Bahar|url=http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/articles/6/690|title=More humanity|accessdate=2008-03-07|date= 07 March 2008|publisher=Reading Chronicle]
BBCannounced on April 24, 2008 that a six episode series of the show had been commissioned. [cite press release | title = Being Human commissioned for BBC Three | publisher = BBCPress Office | date = 2008-04-24 | url = http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/04_april/24/human.shtml | accessdate = 2008-04-26 ] However, the three leads have not yet been confirmed for the full series, apparently because of scheduling conflicts. [cite news|first=Narin|last=Bahar|url=http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/blog.php?b=20&i=1235|title=Being Human commissioned. Finally!|accessdate=2008-04-24|date= 24 February 2008|publisher=Reading Chronicle]
Guy Flanagan) – quiet, calm and louche, Mitchell is a vampire working as a hospital orderly. He looks out for George, particularly around the full moon.
Russell Tovey) – George is less socially adept than Mitchell, despite his high IQ. After becoming a werewolf, he left his family, job and fiancee, afraid of hurting them. He works alongside Mitchell as an orderly, unable to hold down a more permanent job due to his monthly transformations.
Andrea Riseborough) – Annie haunts the flat she and her boyfriend lived in while she was alive, and is unwilling to leave it.
Adrian Lester) –
Dominique McElligott) –
Claire Foy) –
Bristol, Being Human shows views of Clifton Suspension Bridgeand Clifton Village. The characters' shared house is located in Totterdown, Bristol, and the [http://www.theshakey.co.uk/index.htm Shakespeare pub] shown in the closing minutes of the pilot is located on the same street in Totterdownas the rented house.
*cite news|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2007/11_november/06/human.shtml|title=Being Human – Just a regular flatshare ... for a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost|date=
6 November 2007|accessdate=2008-02-18
*imdb episode|1139280|Being Human
* [http://www.touchpapertv.com/beinghuman.html Touchpaper Television]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/02_february/08/human_tovey.shtml Russell Tovey Interview]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/02_february/08/human_flanagan.shtml Guy Flanagan Interview]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/02_february/08/human_riseborough.shtml Andrea Riseborough Interview]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2008/02_february/08/human_lester.shtml Adrian Lester Interview]
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