Formed in 2009 by Victoria Pile and Robert Harley, Monicker Pictures is an independent production company based in the heart of London’s East End. Behind the façade of what appears to be an unassuming curiosity shop, we are beavering away, night and day, dedicated to producing distinctive, quality programmes. The creative force behind award-winning comedies such as Smack The Pony, Los Dos Bros and Green Wing has been harnessed once again to produce Monicker’s first commission: Campus - a Channel 4 Comedy Showcase in 2010 and subsequently a new series (Tuesdays @ 10pm, from 5th April 2011).
First broadcast Tuesday 5th April 2011 10pm Campus is a brand new comedy set in the hotbed of academic mediocrity that is Kirke University. At its helm is the stubby, mercurial Vice Chancellor Jonty de Wolfe, who wants nothing more than to drench Kirke in the juices of his own greatness. As a scary cloud of financial doom hovers over the gently crumbling 60s concrete, Jonty attempts to pimp up Kirke in any way he can, whether it’s faked alumni, kidnapped prodigies or a range of “Eau de Kirke” perfumery – but his lofty plans soar as gracefully as a porky tortoise…
And while the strangely unsettling puppet master plunges deeper into the pickle jar, the rest of Kirke’s assorted staff get sidetracked by the more urgent dilemma of who to sleep with next. The philandering English Professor Matt Beer is forced to up his game in all departments, as he makes no impression on shy Maths lecturer Imogen Moffat, who herself is consumed with creative agony over expectations of a follow-up to her hit Mathsbuster. He is left to contemplate his rapidly greying pubes while his younger, bouncier, athletic student sidekick Flatpack - who combines a six-pack body with the intellect of a piece of Ikea furniture - makes more headway with the lovely Maths boffin.
The gawky Mechanical Engineer Lydia “big shit’ Tennant, the three Graces of Admin (Big Grace, Pretty Grace and ‘Was Once A Man’ Grace), Jason the reticent Accountant and Nicole the feisty Accommodations Officer add more sexual confusion to the mix.
- Sara Pascoe
- Will Adamsdale
- Dolly Wells
- Katherine Ryan
Featuring: Alison Lintott, Chizzy Akudolu, Matthew Devitt (as the 3 Graces of Admin) & Ahir Shah (as Ahir).
Ch4 Comm. Editor
Darren Smith/Fiona McDermott
Producer/Director Victoria Pile
Executive Producer Caroline Leddy
Associate Producer Robert Harley
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