JOHN COOPER AND JOHN SCOTT ARE BOTH SELECTED FOR THIS YEARS JESTING ABOUT WITH THE BBC
John Cooper and Scott have been selected from a group of 600 hopefuls to be part of this years “Jesting About” initiative. John Cooper will be part of a group charged with creating a half hour sketch show for BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees Radio, and John Scott is part of the team that will be working on a show for BBC Three.
‘Last year’s Jesting About resulted in successes such as an animation commissioned for BBC Comedy Online, and a sitcom script optioned by Pett Productions, the indie run by Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Lisa Clark.
BBC Creative Head of Comedy, Simon London, said “we’ve been overwhelmed by the response we’ve had to our ideas and briefs” and Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North, added “we’ve discovered some new and authentic comedy voices, and can’t wait to see their ideas turned into reality”.
Agnes Wilkie, Creative Director at Northern Film & Media is confident that the combined investment and commitment “will produce a fantastic return of new, North East focused commissions across the three strands”.’