There is more to Diana Morgan than the amazing Philomena Cunk and later this year BBC Two will be airing another of her characters, Mandy in an eponymous series. Mandy began as a stand-alone short directed by and starring Diane Morgan, you can watch it here.
Michelle Greenidge will co-star as Mandy’s nail bar confidante Lola, with other members of the cast to be announced. The BBC describe the character Mandy as “a woman with dreams. Big dreams. Most of all she dreams of breeding Doberman Pinchers. But there are hurdles to overcome before that dream can become a reality. So, in this series we’ll see her go on a health kick, rent out her small back room on Airbnb and attempt a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy.”
2006 Funny Women Awards runner up Diane Morgan said: “Why do they insist on sticking mayonnaise in everything? That’s not a question that this series of Mandy will answer, but surely someone should be looking into it? Panorama?”
Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning said: “Diane has terrific funny bones and as creator and director of Mandy she goes for the comedy jugular at every opportunity.”
The first series of Mandy will air later this year in six 15 minute episodes.