6 episodes

The Female Pilot Club is a club to celebrate comedy written by women! Pilot-clubbers Kay Stonham and Abigail Burdess get women TV writers to spill their secrets, from the new and annoyingly talented, to seasoned and annoyingly successful Emmy award winners. We chat about gags and gaffs, what makes a good script great and how to survive and thrive as a female writer in the comedy industry. Featuring clips from pilots performed live at the club with the cream of British comedy talent like Greg McHugh, Sarah Hadland, Jordan Stephens, Vivienne Acheampong and Robert Webb, and resident actor Emily Chase. Join the club, have a laugh and we hope - help get great comedy on the telly!


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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

The Female Pilot Club is a club to celebrate comedy written by women! Pilot-clubbers Kay Stonham and Abigail Burdess get women TV writers to spill their secrets, from the new and annoyingly talented, to seasoned and annoyingly successful Emmy award winners. We chat about gags and gaffs, what makes a good script great and how to survive and thrive as a female writer in the comedy industry. Featuring clips from pilots performed live at the club with the cream of British comedy talent like Greg McHugh, Sarah Hadland, Jordan Stephens, Vivienne Acheampong and Robert Webb, and resident actor Emily Chase. Join the club, have a laugh and we hope - help get great comedy on the telly!


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    Pip Swallow (Great Expectations)

    Pip Swallow (Great Expectations)

    The clubbers ask where all the new British political satire is at, how gross is too gross if you're the proud possessor of a lumpy jumper, and can women be surreal even without both eyes on the same side of their face.
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    • 38 min
    Rachel Clarke (Bad Things)

    Rachel Clarke (Bad Things)

    In this episode Abbie and Kay find out how new writer Rachel Clarke, winner of All3 Media Best Drama New Voices Award, Screenwriting Network Award, and Channel 4 Mentorship Scheme, became so good so fast! They also chat about what makes a good double act, the perennial appeal of comedy crime capers and why sex in sit-com should always be truly terrible.
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    • 45 min
    Julie Bower (So Awkward)

    Julie Bower (So Awkward)

    Kay and Abbie talk romcom and kids’ comedy with writer Julie Bower. Find out about the clubbers favourite comic obstacles to romance, what’s worse than swearing in a script for kids’ TV and which creator of a legendary comic character is nominated for the club! Featuring clips from “Death’s Ex”, showcasing the voice talents of Jordan Stephens, Maddie Rice, Tom Britney and Joe Johnsey.
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    • 51 min
    Janice Hallett (Two Ladies, The Appeal, The Twyford Code)

    Janice Hallett (Two Ladies, The Appeal, The Twyford Code)

    This week Pilot Clubbers Kay and Abbie talk comedy, crime and what to do if your writing or career has hit a wall with Janice Hallett. Janice's first novel “The Appeal” and was Sunday Times Crime book of the Year and her recently published second, “The Twyford Code” was featured in the latest Guardian round-up of best new crime fiction. Featuring clips from “Two Ladies” with Tracy-Ann Oberman, Arabella Weir, Amer Chadha Patel, Robert Webb, Anna Crilly and Dan Mersh and resident actor Emily Chase.
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    • 45 min
    Georgia Pritchett (Succession, The Shrink Next Door)

    Georgia Pritchett (Succession, The Shrink Next Door)

    Female Pilot Clubbers Kay Stonham and Abigail Burdess talk with Georgia Pritchett about the club production of her script Bump, her experiences on Veep and Succession and why until recently four breasts were never allowed in the same TV comedy writers room. Featuring the voices of Greg McHugh, Louise Brealey, Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Elena Saurel and Elizabeth Guterbock.
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    • 55 min
    Female Pilot Club - Trailer

    Female Pilot Club - Trailer

    The Female Pilot Club is a club to celebrate comedy written by women! Pilot-clubbers Kay Stonham and Abigail Burdess get women TV writers to spill their secrets, from the new and annoyingly talented, to seasoned and annoyingly successful Emmy award winners. We chat about gags and gaffs, what makes a good script great and how to survive and thrive as a female writer in the comedy industry. Featuring clips from pilots performed live at the club with the cream of British comedy talent like Greg McHugh, Sarah Hadland, Jordan Stephens, Vivienne Acheampong and Robert Webb, and resident actor Emily Chase. Join the club, have a laugh and we hope - help get great comedy on the telly!
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    • 48 sec

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Scooter4848 ,

Excellent!

Loved this - and it sparked off a lively debate on US versus UK comedy. It was fascinating to listen to Georgia Pritchard talk about Succession - my current fav TV show.
Entertaining - informative. Can’t wait for the next podcast. More please

Miss Sadie Thomson ,

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Smart, funny women talking informative, entertaining chat.
What’s not to like?

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