Wednesday, November 7, 2007


Being Human is a new one off, hour long comedy drama, for BBC Three, that focuses on the lives of three outsiders who just want to fit in, only problem is, one's a vampire, one's a werewolf and the others a ghost.

Mitchell (Flanagan) and George (Tovey) are two 20-something lads who, like any of their peers, would love to hit the town, pull girls and spend evenings down the pub.

Mitchell is a hospital cleaner, good looking, laid back and a hit with the ladies. Oh, and he's a blood-sucking vampire.

Mitchell's friend George works in the same hospital as a porter. He's an awkward but loveable geek who was befriended by Mitchell two years ago.

George was heartbroken after he had to move away from the love of his life; he had to leave before she discovered that at every full moon, he sprouts a snout, grows a very hairy back and transforms into a werewolf.

Having had enough of sleeping in hostels and temporary accommodation, Mitchell and George decide to get a flat together where they can indulge in their love of beer, pizza and watching TV. They just want to have a go at being normal – being human.

Annie (Riseborough) is their uninvited lodger. When the guys moved into their new creepy abode they were not expecting to share it with a ghost with a confidence crisis.

Annie used to live in the flat with her boyfriend but following a fatal accident, and now suffering from a distinct lack of self esteem, she can't move on. So, she spends her time wandering around the house, making cups of tea she can't drink and scaring away anyone who dares try to move into her home.

But when George and Mitchell move in Annie's surprised to find two new friends who are as unusual and weird as she is.

Starring a cast of bright up-and-coming actors: Guy Flanagan (Totally Frank), Andrea Riseborough (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley), Russell Tovey (The History Boys) alongside Adrian Lester (Hustle), Being Human explores what it's like trying to find where you fit into the grand scheme of things when you live with an unusual affliction...

Written by Toby Whithouse and currently filming in Bristol to air sometime next year. BBC Three have six new dramas in production including this one, the others are Phoo Action, West 10 LDN (working title), The Things I Haven't Told You, Mrs In-Betweeny and Dis/connected.