Coming Up

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  • 2007
  • 8 Seasons
  • 5.8  (181)

Coming Up is a British anthology television series that first aired on Channel 4 in 2003. The show offers a platform for up-and-coming writers to showcase their talents and bring new stories to the screen. Each episode is a self-contained 30-minute drama that explores a variety of issues and themes. The show continued to air for a decade, producing a total of 45 episodes.

Fotis Foddy Savva, Anthony Flanagan, and Johnny Harris are just some of the actors who have appeared in Coming Up throughout the years. Each episode features a new cast and crew, allowing for a diverse range of acting performances and directorial styles.

The show is unique in that it gives emerging writers a chance to have their work produced for television. All of the stories are original, and there is no set theme or format for each episode. This means that viewers are treated to a wide range of styles, from gritty social realism to surreal comedy.

The episodes cover a variety of topics, including love, loss, and identity. Some episodes are inspired by real-life events, while others are purely fictional. Most of the stories are character-driven, focusing on the individual experiences of the people involved.

The show has been praised for its ability to showcase new talent and for its fresh approach to storytelling. Each episode feels like a self-contained short film, and the quality of the writing and production is consistently high. Some of the stories are heart-wrenching, while others are uplifting and inspiring.

One of the most standout episodes of the series is called “My Murder”, and it was written by Vinay Patel. The episode follows a young man named Shakil who is murdered by his friend’s brother in a mistaken act of revenge. The episode plays out in reverse, starting with Shakil’s funeral and working backwards through the events that led to his death. The episode tackles issues of race, class, and systemic injustice in a bold and innovative way.

Another episode, “Kings Of London”, features a young man named Joe who is struggling to make ends meet in a gang-ridden London housing estate. Despite his circumstances, Joe dreams of becoming a successful rapper. The episode explores themes of ambition, poverty, and the role of music in shaping people’s lives.

Overall, Coming Up is a compelling and thought-provoking series that showcases the best of new British writing talent. With its diverse range of stories and characters, the show offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of gritty drama or surreal comedy, there is bound to be an episode of Coming Up that will capture your imagination.

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Seasons
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7. Sink or Swim
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Call It a Night
6. Call It a Night
August 5, 2013
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Sammy's War
5. Sammy's War
July 29, 2013
Sammy takes drastic action to bring her war correspondent mother Frances back from Afghanistan. Frances, however, has no intention of staying.
Doughnuts
4. Doughnuts
July 22, 2013
Baz lives with his parents and his heavily pregnant wife, Roxy. He thinks he's got his life sorted but Roxy wants more.
Big Girl
3. Big Girl
July 15, 2013
Gemma and Hannah used to be best mates. On the eve of her Mum's wedding, Gemma escapes the pre-nuptials to reconnect with her old friend. However, Hannah is returning to Sierra Leone the next morning and won't say why.
Burger Van Champion
2. Burger Van Champion
July 8, 2013
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Henry
1. Henry
July 1, 2013
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  • Premiere Date
    November 23, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (181)