Tony Marchant Pens Contemporary Drama For CBBC

Production has started on Postcode – a contemporary, urban drama reflecting the realities of life for young people in Britain today. The three-parter, which will transmit later in the year on CBBC, is being written by Tony Marchant (Holding On, The Mark Of Cain, Garrow’;s Law).

Filmed in South London, Postcode is set in a “melting pot where kids from well-heeled families live side-by-side with asylum seekers”. It stars new talent Roger Nsengiyumva, Manpreet Bambra, Robert Eades and Sebastian Nanena and features Yusra Warsama (Stolen), Amanda Abbington (Case Histories) and Shaun Dooley (South Riding, Five Days).

Commenting on the production, Executive producer Elaine Sperber says: “Tony Marchant’;s Postcode is a very modern drama about the challenges of breaking down barriers to friendship and a sense of community in urban Britain. It deals with some of the issues and problems that kids face in the 21st century in a compelling but life-affirming way.”

Postcode is made for CBBC by The Foundation, part of Zodiak Media Group. It is executive produced by Elaine Sperber, produced by Tom Mullens and directed by Stuart Orme. The executive producer for the CBBC is Sue Nott.

Nigel Pickard, CEO Zodiak MEAA/UK Family and Kids, says: “This is the first time Tony has tackled these big themes in a drama specifically targeted at young people and I’;m delighted to announce the start of filming.”

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