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BBC2 boss 'definitely' keen for more Boy Meets Girl

2015-10-10
With the first series of Boy Meets Girl now finished, BBC2 boss Kim Shillinglaw has said she's more than up for green-lighting a second run. The show received fairly decent reviews and ratings, and became notable for being the most high-profile show in British TV history to focus on a transgender central character; played by Rebecca Root. Boy-Meets-Girl-BBC-TWO-Denise-Welch “We are actively talking to the team at Tiger Aspect and to [scriptwriter] Elliott [Kerrigan]," Kim told Radio Times. "We are actively talking to them about where Rebecca Root’s character could go next. I would love to see it happen. Definitely. “It’s all about what’s the next stage in her journey. Where does she go next? What are the next set of challenges for Judy? We are exploring that together." Heaping praise on the project, she added: “That living room where we saw Judy and her family was incredibly reassuringly familiar, but my god was it updated. Boy Meets Girl ventured into territory that classic sitcom had never been in before in Britain. “There’s something about comedy that doesn’t try too hard that feels authentic. Letting the audience find the comedy, rather than ramming it down their throat. Boy Meets Girl did that. “One of the things I wanted to do when I became BBC2 controller was to get a bit more comedy to play at 9 or 9.30. Ten o’clock is a lovely space to play comedy and always will be. But there’s something wonderful about being able to play comedy a bit earlier in the schedule. “The audience really loved the thing we loved about Boy Meets Girl. It’s incredible specific and yet really universal." Boy Meets Girl stars Root as Judy, Harry Hepple as Leo and Denise Welch as Leo’s mum Pam. Janine Duvitski, Nigel Betts, Lizzie Roper and Jonny Dixon also featured.