Come Fly With Me

UKTV – Fridays from 1 June, 8.30pm

From flight crew to check-in, paparazzi to passengers, Matt Lucas and David Walliams play almost 50 characters in a gloriously magnificent mock-documentary set in an airport terminal. In this eagerly anticipated return to television screens since achieving worldwide success with Little Britain, Matt and David now turn their attention to the people who work and pass through airports. The two stars draw on every aspect of airport life to create an amazing array of richly comic characters, supported by award-winning costume and make-up teams and shot on location at Britain’s airports.

9:30pm – Friday, January 6 on TV 3

This week sees TV3 replaying the hilarious Matt Lucas and David Walliams (Little Britain) airport mockumentary, Come Fly With Me, when the series returns to our screens on Friday, January 6 th at 9:30pm on 3. Set in an airport and following the lives of the people who hold it all together – including airline owners, check-in staff, fast-food workers, immigration officers, pilots and cabin crew, as well as the passengers – Come Fly With Me sees the Little Britain duo doing what they do best – dressing as over-the-top characters all in the name of comedy.

Although filmed in two different airports, Walliams and Lucas say they are determined for Come Fly With Me to appear as close to real-life as possible.

“Sometimes members of the public gather behind the camera and like to watch,” explains Lucas about the filming process. “But what you gain is hopefully a show that looks like no other comedy show; that has a kind of authenticity and a scale about it that you could not easily create in a studio, unless you had tens of millions of pounds to build one.”

“Nearly everyone knows what an airport looks like and sounds like, so you couldn’t fake it,” adds Walliams. “If we had faked it, it would look pretty puny I think.”

“It is hard though; there are a lot of distractions. We’re used to being on a set and people saying, ‘Quiet please, action’. But here, any moment, a tannoy can go off, a vehicle can go past beeping or someone can start shouting or running through the airport, so you’ve got to try to concentrate with that going on around you.” “The staff at both airports have been wonderful,” adds Lucas. “We couldn’t have done it without their goodwill.” The inspiration for Come Fly With Me came from a desire to do something different following the success of Little Britain. “We thought about a lot of different sitcom ideas,” says Lucas. “We met the BBC with the idea we might do a sixpart series and do a different thing every week and this was just one of the six ideas. But the more we talked about it, it seemed the most vivid, and then we thought an airport is good because all life is there.”

“Also,” adds Walliams, “there have been real shows, Airport and Airline, so it didn’t feel that there’s a lot to explain to people. All you have to say to people is that it’s a comic version of that, so that is helpful.” Intrigued? Then make sure not to miss 3’s replay of Come Fly With Me, screening on Friday, January 6 th at 9:30pm on 3.

 

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10:00pm – Friday, April 1 on TV 3

This week sees TV3 introducing audiences to the highly anticipated Matt Lucas and David Walliams (Little Britain) airport mockumentary Come Fly With Me, premiering on Friday, April 1 at 10pm on 3.

Set in an airport and following the lives of the people who hold it all together – including airline owners, check-in staff, fast-food workers, immigration officers, pilots and cabin crew, as well as the passengers – Come Fly With Me sees the Little Britain duo doing what they do best – dressing as over-the-top characters all in the name of comedy.

Although filmed in two different airports, Walliams and Lucas say they are determined that Come Fly With Me appears as close to real-life as possible.

“Sometimes members of the public gather behind the camera and like to watch,” explains Lucas about the filming process. “But what you gain is hopefully a show that looks like no other comedy show; that has a kind of authenticity and a scale about it that you could not easily create in a studio, unless you had tens of millions of pounds to build one.”

“Nearly everyone knows what an airport looks like and sounds like, so you couldn’t fake it,” adds Walliams. “If we had faked it, it would look pretty puny I think.

“It is hard though; there are a lot of distractions. We’re used to being on a set and people saying, ‘Quiet please, action’. But here, any moment, a tannoy can go off, a vehicle can go past beeping or someone can start shouting or running through the airport, so you’ve got to try to concentrate with that going on around you.”

“The staff at both airports have been wonderful,” adds Lucas. “We couldn’t have done it without their goodwill.”

The inspiration for Come Fly With Me came from a desire to do something different following the success of Little Britain.

“We thought about a lot of different sitcom ideas,” says Lucas. “We met the BBC with the idea we might do a six-part series and do a different thing every week and this was just one of the six ideas. But the more we talked about it, it seemed the most vivid, and then we thought an airport is good because all life is there.”

“Also,” continues Walliams, “there have been real shows, Airport and Airline, so it didn’t feel that there’s a lot to explain to people. All you have to say to people is that it’s a comic version of that, so that is helpful.”

Intrigued? Then make sure not to miss 3’s hilarious new series Come Fly With Me, premiering on Friday, April 1 at 10pm on 3.

10:00pm – Friday, April 1 on TV 3

This week sees TV3 introducing audiences to the highly anticipated Matt Lucas and David Walliams (Little Britain) airport mockumentary Come Fly With Me, premiering on Friday, April 1st at 10pm on 3.

Set in an airport and following the lives of the people who hold it all together – including airline owners, check-in staff, fast-food workers, immigration officers, pilots and cabin crew, as well as the passengers – Come Fly With Me sees the Little Britain duo doing what they do best – dressing as over-the-top characters all in the name of comedy.

Although filmed in two different airports, Walliams and Lucas say they are determined that Come Fly With Me appears as close to real-life as possible.

“Sometimes members of the public gather behind the camera and like to watch,” explains Lucas about the filming process. “But what you gain is hopefully a show that looks like no other comedy show; that has a kind of authenticity and a scale about it that you could not easily create in a studio, unless you had tens of millions of pounds to build one.”

“Nearly everyone knows what an airport looks like and sounds like, so you couldn’t fake it,” adds Walliams. “If we had faked it, it would look pretty puny I think.

“It is hard though; there are a lot of distractions. We’re used to being on a set and people saying, ‘Quiet please, action’. But here, any moment, a tannoy can go off, a vehicle can go past beeping or someone can start shouting or running through the airport, so you’ve got to try to concentrate with that going on around you.”

“The staff at both airports have been wonderful,” adds Lucas. “We couldn’t have done it without their goodwill.”

The inspiration for Come Fly With Me came from a desire to do something different following the success of Little Britain.

“We thought about a lot of different sitcom ideas,” says Lucas. “We met the BBC with the idea we might do a six-part series and do a different thing every week and this was just one of the six ideas. But the more we talked about it, it seemed the most vivid, and then we thought an airport is good because all life is there.”

“Also,” continues Walliams, “there have been real shows, Airport and Airline, so it didn’t feel that there’s a lot to explain to people. All you have to say to people is that it’s a comic version of that, so that is helpful.”

Intrigued? Then make sure not to miss 3’s hilarious new series Come Fly With Me, premiering on Friday, April 1st at 10pm on 3.

The BBC has sealed a number of deals with TVNZ, TV3 and Prime which will see a raft of new British programming hit kiwi screens.

Among the titles picked up by NZ broadcasters is the new comedy series Come Fly With Me, which is from the makers of Little Britain.

TV3 has acquired the rights to the series, which proved popular in the UK following its first season run towards the end of last year.

TVNZ has bought the four-part drama Mad Dogs and well as season six of Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Live & Laughing.

Prime has picked up the period drama Upstairs Downstairs, the one-off film DCI Banks, eight-part natural history series Human Planet and wildlife documentary Polar Spy – Spy in the Ice.

Source: tbivision.com