Kim Tserkezie’s LODGER to debut at BBC 2016 Salford Sitcom Showcase

Posted: 13th June 2016

After recently setting up her own North East based TV production company, Scattered Pictures, Kim Tserkezie is about to showcase her comedy writing and acting skills for the BBC.

Best known for her role as Penny Pocket in the hit CBeebies series BALAMORY, Newcastle-based Tserkezie has been invited to showcase her new comedy show, LODGER, to a studio audience in the 2016 Salford Sitcom Showcase on 6 July, alongside new work from Johnny Vegas and Russ Abbot.

LODGER tells the story of the fiery relationship between Geordie party planner Sally and her new lodger, Eddie – an academic who has just moved up from the south to take up a new job in Newcastle. Kim and her BALAMORY co-star, Miles Jupp, have written this pilot episode. Ant and Dec’s lead writer Andy Milligan provided additional writing support. Scattered Pictures is also thrilled to have joined forces with the multi award winning Tiger Aspect Productions to produce the showcase.

“This is an incredibly exciting time” said Kim. “As well as co-writing the episode, I get to play the role of Sally. She’s an irrepressible character and will be such fun to play.”

Now in its fifth year, the Showcase provides an opportunity to see some of the best comedy scripts and comedy talent currently in development. The event has established itself as a key part of the commissioning landscape for comedy in the North with previous success stories including Citizen Khan, Boy Meets Girl and Hebburn.

The ballot for free audience tickets is now open. Click here for more information and to apply.

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