Grandma’s House

UKTV – Fridays from 20 July, 8.30pm

Without a paid job in a year and a half, Simon has been forced to sell his Hampstead home and is reduced to sleeping on a blow-up bed in the box room of Grandma’s house. Totally bereft of funds but ‘rich in soul’ Simon is now determined to prove himself as a serious actor, seeking a role in a west end play directed by his actor crush Ben Theodore

UKTV – Friday 25 February, 9.00pm

TV presenter Simon Amstell plays a version of himself in Grandma’s House, a new comedy written by Simon and his long-term collaborator Dan Swimer.

Everything happens under Grandma’s watchful eye who is desperate to see everything going well for her family; including Simon’s mum Tanya, a larger than life single woman who’s looking for love and dotes on her famous son.

Starring: Rebecca Front (The Thick of It; Nighty Nighty; The Day Today), Geoffrey Hutchings (Benidorm; Sunshine), James Smith (In The Loop), Samantha Spiro (Cor, Blimey; Tomorrow La Scala)