Lift is a brand new show from the BBC.

Paul, Sunita, Rocco and Christabel are four ill-fitting people who want to be as far away from one another as possible.

Businessman Paul is late for a make-or-break meeting and on the edge of meltdown; Sunita will not shut up about her inappropriate life experiences; Rocco is a 17-year-old with seven different, very evident major phobias; and dangerously jolly Christabel is challenged in the bladder area.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible for them to be apart as they’re stuck in a lift. Will they ever get out? And, if they do, will all four still be alive? It’s a little like Lost – only more cramped.

Lift stars Douglas Hodge, Rasmus Hardiker and Nina Wadia, and is written by the Edinburgh 2006 if.comedie Panel Award-winner Mark Watson. The Executive Producers are Beryl Vertue and Sue Vertue and it is produced by Mark Freeland.

No word yet on NZ air dates.