New Jack Dee Scripted Comedy BAD MOVE Premieres on ITV1, 9/20

BAD MOVE is a new single camera scripted comedy for ITV by Open Mike Productions written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair. The series premieres on Wednesday, September 20th at 8pm on ITV1. Starring Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky, they play a married couple who are both on their second marriages and have decided that moving to the countryside from the city is the answer to all their dreams.

They've watched all the TV relocation shows and read the glossy lifestyle magazines and fell in love with the idea of 'getting away from the rat race'.

Unfortunately living a simple existence in beautiful surroundings is not all it's cracked up to be and Steve and Nicky soon find living in the countryside might not be for them after all. Especially when they discover that the house they've bought is situated in what locals refer to as 'In't Dip' - a place where internet signals cannot reach, but floodwater most definitely can.

Thanks to unscrupulous estate agents, architects and builders squeezing more money out of the couple, they find themselves in a financial situation that means there is no going back.

The couple must put on a brave face as the last thing they want is for all their friends back in the city to be proven right after they all said it was a 'bad move'.

Filmed in the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors, Bad Move is a family comedy set in the most stunning countryside location, where their nearest neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk) annoyingly make it all look so easy. Other villagers include Grizzo (Seann Walsh) - a rock star that needs village life to keep him grounded , Ken (Philip Jackson) - Steve's no-nonsense disapproving father in-law, and Shannon (Sue Vincent) - the local shopkeeper.

Bad Move was commissioned by Comedy Commissioning Editor Saskia Schuster and Head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey. It's written by Jack Dee and Pete Sinclair and will be produced by Open Mike Productions with Andrew Beint executive producing.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION: Episode 1: DEAD ZONE Wednesday 20th September at 8pm, ITV1 Nicky and Steve have left behind their old life in Leeds and moved to their dream house in the country. But the dream is rapidly turning into a nightmare, especially for Steve, whose business as a website designer faces a slight problem - they can't get their internet connected. When Nicky finds some gardening work in the village, she hopes it will tide them over - but she's in for a shock. The couple's mood isn't helped by their gloating neighbours Matt and Meena, whose home grown produce is going from strength to strength. On top of all that, they have to contend with Grizzo the locally based rock star who has a hyperactive approach to country living.

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