Production Intelligence: Tubby and Enid
Filming is due to get underway early in the New Year on Tubby and Enid, the latest offering from writer/director Victoria Wood for BBC Two.
It is based on That Day We Sang, a play with songs that Wood created for the Manchester International Festival in 2011, which is being revived this year at the city's Royal Exchange.
The romantic comedy drama comes from Endor Productions with the shingle's founder Hilary Bevan Jones executive producing.
Set in the late 1960s, it follows Tubby and Enid, who had sung together in children's choirs in Manchester in the 1920s and who meet up again four decades on as a TV crew follows the choir for a documentary. Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton star.
Victoria Wood's recent drama work includes Loving Miss Hatto, another one-off feature for the BBC. Shown almost a year ago, the drama was Wood's fictionalised account of the life of concert pianist Joyce Hatto, and starred Francesca Annis, Maimie McCoy and Alfred Molina. Wood also produced a documentary earlier this year called Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea, exploring the history of the UK's love of the hot drink.