A sketch show from comedian Morgana Robinson and a new drama from Peter Kosminsky have been commissioned by Channel 4 for its autumn line-up.
Robinson’s show, called The Morgana Show, sees the comic perform a range of new characters and impressions, including ones of Fearne Cotton, Cheryl Cole and Boris Johnson. The series marks the comic’s television debut.
Meanwhile, Kosminsky’s four-part drama is called The Promise and stars Claire Foy and Christian Cooke.
Other dramas to be shown as part of the broadcaster’s autumn programming include Any Human Heart, an adaptation of William Boyd’s book starring Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, Kim Catrall, Gillian Anderson and Hayley Atwell, and The Pillars of the Earth, based on Ken Follett’s book.
The cast for this includes Eddie Redmayne, Sarah Parish and Ian McShane.
Channel 4′s autumn season also includes Shane Meadows’ TV debut with This is England ’86, and Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights, in which the comic performs sketches and stand-up.
The broadcaster has also commissioned a full series of Campus, a comedy from the makers of Green Wing, which was piloted as part of its Comedy Showcase in 2009.
Acting chief creative officer Julian Bellamy said: “This is an exciting time for Channel 4 as we enter a period of creativity and innovation with more freedom to try new things.”