Way To Go: Assisted suicide gets comedy treatment

Helping the terminally ill to die becomes a 'life line' for twentysomething mates in this new BBC comedy

Daisy Wyatt@daisy_wyatt
Wednesday 12 December 2012 13:33
Blake Harrison who plays Scott in the new sit com
Blake Harrison who plays Scott in the new sit com

Nothing quite says black humour like a sitcom about assisted-suicide. Way To Go, about three blokes who go into business to help the terminally ill to die, will air on BBC Three in the new year.

Created by US-based comedy writer Bob Kushell, Way To Go stars The Inbetweeners’ ‘Neil’ Blake Harrison, Marc Wootton and Ben Heathcote.

It follows brothers Scott and Joey and their friend Cozzo. After Scott is moved by a terminally ill neighbour’s request to die, and is in desperate need for cash to pay off his brother Joey’s gambling debts, he and his best friend Cozzo decide an assisted-suicide business could be their life line.

“Along the way, the 20-something mates find love in the strangest ways, fall out with each other and are touched by some of the people they come across. But it’s their own inadequacies and personal circumstances that most often lead to comedy in the darkest of situations,” says the BBC plot synopsis.

Writer Bob Kushell who has worked on The Simpsons and Anger Management says: “As someone who was weaned on great British comedy, including Monty Python, Black Adder and Fawlty Towers, there has been no bigger thrill in my life than to have a show on the BBC (narrowly edging out the birth of my son and trouncing my wedding day by a landslide).”

The six-part series will start on January 15 2013 on BBC3

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