Theatre, Film and TV  |  Jun 2, 2011

Eggbox Greenlit for Pilot

Eggbox, created by Mark Catley and Tom Bidwell has been commissioned for a pilot for BBC Three.

Produced by Hat Trick Productions, Eggbox is a half-hour comedy drama series set in a teenage cancer ward. The announcement comes as Zai Bennett, the new channel controller for BBC Three unveils his first slate for the channel. Bennett states "BBC Three is an innovative, young and distinctly British channel. I hope this raft of new original shows will add to its rich history of brand new programming in all genres."

Mark Catley is currently the showrunner on Casualty. Tom Bidwell, also a writer on Casualty, was recently nominated for an Oscar for his short film Wish 143, directed by Ian Barnes.