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Sitcom search: the final 40

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Back in August, we launched our Sitcom Search competition to award one writer or writing team a £5,000 development deal with Big Talk Productions and Comedy Central UK.

The quality and quantity of entries was ludicrously high – so high, in fact, that we had to delay this announcement by two weeks – but after reading 2,136 scripts, our judging panel has made its decision. Here are the 40 finalists. Drum roll, please…

2:2 by Lewis Elliot, Josh Mellor, Sid Sagar and Toby Shevlane

The 7.52 by Christopher Glasson

A Month Of Sundays by Daniel Hobden

All The Fun Of The Fair by Alan O’Brien and Dominic Murphy

Beneficiary by Rupert Apsden

Bobby by Juliet Valdez

Craig by Steve Nelson

Date Me by Ziella Bryars

Digs by Alasdair Morrison

Diminishing Returns by Mohammed Mahbood Khan

Dirty Barry by Paul Hinnrichs

Drone by Ian Gordon

Dumped by Laura Fountain

Four’s Company by Mark Pinshon

Funny Girls by Julie Currie and Paula Currie

Hated by Nathan Thomas

Intelligence by Louisa Fielden

Keep Off The Grass by Sarah Christou

Last Days Of Home by Rachel Aroesti

Laundry Service by James Chapman

Mascots by Neil Bennett

Memo by Peter Brownlow

The Motherhood by Abby Woolf

Multiplex by Simon Craig

The Neighbours From Hell by John Rooney, Stephen McCole and Paul McCole

Off The Road by Matt Plass and Kai Merriott

Roadies by David Nicholds

Rosencrantz by Francis Blagburn and Angus Harrison

Siblings by Martin Holmes

Specials by Mark Clompus and Stephen Keyworth

Status by Hannah George and James Whitehouse

Summertime by John Hart;

The Support by Lyndsey Honou

Three’s A Tribe by Pete Barnes

Tight Five by Matthew Stott

Twenties-Thirties by Tim Sewell

Under Exposed by Matt Oakley

Uncle Richard by Ben Cottram

Vargon Lives! by Christopher Stanners

The Wonderkid by Ed Palmer

Congratulations if your name is among them. And make sure you pick up next week’s issue, where we will whittle that list down from 40 to just four…

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