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Tom Basden pilots BBC mockumentary

Tom Basden is piloting a BBC mockumentary set in Africa, Chortle can reveal. The Plebs creator writes, stars in and executive produces Down The Zambezi, which filmed in South Africa this summer, and ... read more

ITV Announces Ban On New Comedy Shows Written By All-Male Teams

Among the shows affected is Plebs, the ITV2 sitcom written by male team Sam Leifer and Tom Basden, who will now be shadowed by female writers on any future series. Brona C Titley has also been ... read more

Netflix Original Series "After Life" Starring Ricky Gervais, Launches March 8th

Starring alongside Gervais is Kerry Godliman (Derek) as Tony's wife Lisa, Tom Basden (Plebs, David Brent: Life On The Road) as Tony's brother-in-law Matt, Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow) as Tony's ... read more

TV Review: Ricky Gervais uses humor to cope with death in 'After Life'

Cast: Ricky Gervais (“The Office,” “Derek”), David Bradley (“Game of Thrones”), Tony Way (“Edge of Tomorrow”), Tom Basden (“Plebs”), Kerry ... read more

Britain's Got Talent's Amanda Holden will play a "lusty aristocrat" on ITV2's Plebs

The confirmed returning cast for series 5 includes Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio), Tom Basden (writer, Aurelius), Ellie Taylor ... and Danny Webb (Lepidus). Plebs aired its fourth ... read more

BGT's Amanda Holden will play a "lusty aristocrat" on ITV's Plebs

The confirmed returning cast for series 5 includes Tom Rosenthal (Marcus), Ryan Sampson (Grumio), Tom Basden (writer, Aurelius), Ellie Taylor ... and Danny Webb (Lepidus). Plebs aired its fourth ... read more

Ricky Gervais lands brand new Netflix comedy series After Life

The 57-year-old stand-up, who recently put himself forward to host the Oscars following the Kevin Hart backlash, joins Derek star Kerry Godliman, Plebs actor Tom Basden and Extras’ Ashley Jenson for ... read more

Who Is Tom Basden? The Actor & Writer Has Created Some Of Your Fave Comedies

One of those people is a comedy actor and writer who has masterminded some serious UK hits. So who is Tom Basden? Because I have definitely seen his face a fair few times. However, the other members ... read more

‘After Life’: Doctor Who’s Penelope Wilton, Game of Thrones’s David Bradley, and More Join Ricky Gervais Series

Joining Gervais this season are Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Doctor Who), David Bradley (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Strain), Ashley Jensen (Extras), Tom Basden (Plebs), Tony Way (Edge of ... read more

Monday's best TV: Plebs, John Oliver and Secret Agent Selection

Plebs fans can’t talk about the show without a naughty smile ... That’s not to say it isn’t clever — the show is written by Sam Leifer, who studied classics at Oxford, and Tom Basden who was at ... read more

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