Rebecca Front as Alice & Morwenna Banks as Snoo

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Shush!

"Shush!" is a sitcom set in, yes, a library, but no ordinary library. This is the library overseen and run by the most unlikely pairing since Mills met Boon... 

Alice (Rebecca Front) is a former child prodigy who won a place at Oxford aged 9, but because Daddy went too she never needed to have any friends. She’s scared of everything -  everything that is, except libraries and…

...Snoo (Morwenna Banks), a slightly confused individual, with a have-a-go attitude to life, marriage, haircuts and reality. Snoo loves books, and fully intends to read one one day

The show also features Simon Neilson (Ben Willbond) is a man with a mission, a mission to close down inefficient libraries. Fortunately, he hates his mission. What he really wants to do is once, just once get even with his inexhaustible supply of high-achieving brothers...

... and Dr. Cadogan (Michael Fenton Stevens) celebrity doctor to the stars and a man with his finger in every pie. Charming, indiscreet and quite possibly wanted by Interpol, if you want a discrete nip and tuck and then photos of it accidentally left on the photocopier, Dr Cadogan is your man.

Originally developed for telly with Armando Iannucci, and with the first episode co-written by Arthur Mathews ("Father Ted"), "Shush!" first aired in September 2015. The second series aired in May 2017...

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Series 1

Episode 1

"Top Shelf"

First Tx: 18/09/15 11.30-12.00

Alice (Rebecca Front) & Snoo (Morwenna Banks) have to resort to some rather unconventional means to get people into the library, as a very low shelf, a book about zombies, a hosepipe ban and some hummingbirds bring the public flocking in…

Starring

AliceRebecca Front
SnooMorwenna Banks
Simon NeilsonBen Willbond
Dr CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guests

DeanSimon Greenall
Deaf Action ManGus Brown
WiFi CustomerPhilip Pope
Vikram Seth CustomerGeorgie Fuller
 
Written byMorwenna Banks
Rebecca Front
Arthur Mathews
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode 2

"Mobile Library"

First Tx: 25/09/15 11.30-12.00

An intruder, an ice-cream van and Daniel Barenboim make life difficult for Snoo and Alice as Simon constructs a deadly cornflakes-based trap…

Starring

SnooMorwenna Banks
AliceRebecca Front
Simon NeilsonBen Willbond
Dr CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guests

Ice Cream SellerPhilip Pope
Angry ParentGeorgie Fuller
 
Written byRebecca Front
Morwenna Banks
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode 3

"Tome Raider"

First Tx: 02/10/15 11.30-12.00

Alice & Snoo have to elicit the help of Alice’s father to save Dr Cadogan from disgrace. Meanwhile Simon’s feelings for Alice face an unexpected obstacle…

Starring

AliceRebecca Front
SnooMorwenna Banks
Simon NeilsonBen Willbond
Dr CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guests

DaddyGeoffrey Whitehead
Spong CustomerMatt Green
 
Written byMorwenna Banks
Rebecca Front
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode

"New Romantics"

First Tx: 09/10/15 11.30-12.00

A wandering poet, a bottle of Calpol and some Roman bathing techniques cause trouble for Snoo & Alice… And just what  is Dr Cadogan’s unexpected skill?

Starring

SnooMorwenna Banks
AliceRebecca Front
Simon NeilsonBen Willbond
Dr CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 
Written byRebecca Front
Morwenna Banks
 

 Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Series 2

Episode 1

"Dewey Decimal"

First Tx: 03/05/17 11.30-12.00

When an International Librarians’ Conference looms, Alice (Rebecca Front) & Snoo (Morwenna Banks) have to resort to some rather unconventional methods to get hold of a passport… methods that include a thousand hummingbirds, some over-tight jeans and an hilarious anagram

Starring

AliceRebecca Front
SnooMorwenna Banks
SimonBen Willbond
Dr. CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guest

VictoriaSelina Griffiths
 
Written byMorwenna Banks
Rebecca Front
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode 2

"Ticks & Foibles"

First Tx: 10/05/17 11.30-12.00

When Snoo makes an unexpected purchase, Alice has to face an old rival, some electrical cables and a very dusty dictionary. Meanwhile, Dr Cadogan goes digital and Simon has to defend somebody's Crab Nebula...

Starring

SnooMorwenna Banks
AliceRebecca Front
SimonBen Willbond
Dr. CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guest

PippinHarriet Thorpe
 
Written byRebecca Front
Morwenna Banks
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode 3

"Taken At The Flood"

First Tx: 17/05/17 11.30-12.00

When the library is threatened by a flood, Snoo gains some animal friends and Alice gets down to some basic biology with Simon’s hunky brother. Meanwhile, Dr Cadogan unveils some deadly soup and a rather spiffy jacket...

Starring

AliceRebecca Front
SnooMorwenna Banks
SimonBen Willbond
Dr. CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guests

ThorLaurence Fox
The Soup & Sandwich ManMoray Hunter
 
Written byMorwenna Banks
Rebecca Front
Moray Hunter
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

Episode 4

"A Fairy Tale Ending"

First Tx: 24/05/17 11.30-12.00

When family come to call, Snoo runs into problems with a grape and Alice has to learn a tricky manoeuvre...

Starring

SnooMorwenna Banks
AliceRebecca Front
SimonBen Willbond
Dr. CadoganMichael Fenton Stevens
 

with special guest

Aunty RoseFrances Barber
 
Written byRebecca Front
Morwenna Banks
Moray Hunter
 

Based on an idea developed with Armando Iannucci

Produced & directed byDavid Tyler

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