Brigg writer’s new TV show

Brigg writer and poet John Osborne EMN-151124-101401001
Brigg writer and poet John Osborne EMN-151124-101401001

Sky 1’s newest original comedy series, After Hours, co-written by Brigg writer and poet John Osborne has been featuring on television on each Monday evening this month.

The six-part series was written by Osborne and Molly Naylor and stars James Tarpey, Ardal O’Hanlon, Jaime Winstone, Fergus Van Gelder, Rob Kendrick, Susan Cookson and John Thomson.

After Hours follows Willow Hannigan, an 18 year old who has just had his heart broken. With most of his friends having left for university, the only thing keeping Willow sane is his best friend Chris and listening to local internet radio show After Hours, which is broadcast from a canal boat.

Osborne, a former student of Sir John Nelthorpe School and Brigg Sixth Form said: “I have been really looking forward to After Hours being on TV.

“It’s been a lot of fun to write, particularly as I’ve been doing it with my friend Molly.

“It all started with a conversation in a pub three years ago and it’s been quite an adventure learning how to write a sitcom and how to get it on television.”

The autumn TV series concludes a busy year for Osborne who had a series of Sunday evening half hour slots in July on Radio 4, including Don’t Need The Sunshine which saw him recall in his typical dry wit, visits to four British seaside resorts.

After Hours is being repeated on Sky 1 and 2 in December.