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A new sitcom set in a secret British military unit dedicated to fighting the social media cyberwar. Badly

Welcome to The British Troll Farm - the nickname of a fairly top-secret soft-power Government installation, in a rented warehouse off the A23, just pass Kwiksave, you know, on the left, after the Hedgehog Sanctuary. Filled with nearly-quite-a-few millennials, all typing, blogging and spoofing to defend British interests. Problem is, it’s not exactly easy to passionately defend British values like the Russians and the Chinese do theirs. And can you really use Putin-esque tactics to promote the idea that parliamentary democracy is sort of fine and that cricket is vaguely worth watching? This will be the first ever comedy to exploit the online world we all swim in, combining smartphones and satire with an ensemble workplace sitcom. This is an inverse Bletchley Park - staffed by idiots. With apps.

Written by Jack Bernhardt ("The Lentil Sorters", "News Quiz"), British Troll Farm went out on BBC Radio 4 on the 19th July 2019. It starred Daniel Ings (“Lovesick”), Nicola Coughlan (“Derry Girls”), Steve Edge ("Starlings") and Tala Gouveia, with Ewan Bailey as the Narrator.

 

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