Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach
Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach are the groundbreaking comedy-drama double bill from EastEnders writer Tony Jordan. With interlinking storylines, jokes and cameos both productions were written to stand alone or screen together on ABCTV. Series 2 of Moving Wallpaper has just been commissioned.
Moving Wallpaper is a behind-the-scenes comedy about the making of a new British soap 'Polnarran'. The hilarious fly-on-the-wall exposes the production office introduces a hostile executive producer and a team of worthy writers who are driven to the brink of insanity when maverick producer Jonathan Pope (Ben Miller Armstrong and Miller) is brought in to salvage the production just weeks before the launch. Just back from L.A, Pope wants to 'change the face of British television for ever' and wastes no time 'sexing' things up- starting with a younger, better looking cast and a title change. Goodbye, Polnarran, hello Echo Beach.
Echo Beach is a drama set in a surf village in scenic Cornwall. Widower Daniel Marrack (Jason Donovan) returns, with his two children, to start a new life in his hometown and within hours, old hostilities begin to surface. Daniel's ex-lover Susan Penwarden (Martine McCutcheon, Notting Hill; EastEnders) and her husband, Mark (Hugo Speer The Full Monty) make Daniel's life hell. Ultimatums are delivered and when a fight breaks out between teenagers at a beach party the next generation unknowingly plays out the hostilities of their parents. Old battle lines are redrawn and loyalties are tested as it becomes clear that the coastline is not as calm as it first seemed.
With actors and plotline jumping between programs this clever and witty series will have audiences hooked.
DVD Extras: features a series of behind the scene clips from each episode.
Genre: Comedy Drama
Running Time: 536 minutes