Barrow born actress keen to see her BBC TV premiere
Last updated at 16:20, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
A BARROW-BORN actress who plays a leading role in a new BBC1 sitcom says she can’t wait for its television premiere tonight.
Karen Taylor, 37, won the role of Elaine Whyte in Father Figure and will play a “tough, working mum who leaves her children in the incapable hands of her husband”.
The laugh-out-loud show features the antics of her stay-at-home husband, Tom Whyte, played by comedian Jason Byrne.
His good-hearted plans to look after their children often end in chaos, with Elaine left picking up the pieces.
Miss Taylor, a former Thorncliffe School pupil, said she is excited to see the show launch tonight at 10.35pm.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing the final thing on television. We hope it does really well as we would love to do a second series. It was really good fun on set.
“All the family can watch Father Figure. Kids will love it. There’s something that the grown-ups and grandparents will enjoy too.
“The first episode is called ‘The Apology’ and it is all about Tom trying to make dinner as a way of saying sorry but obviously it ends up being a complete disaster.”
The role was a first for Miss Taylor, who now lives near Lancaster, as she had never been involved in sitcoms before.
Miss Taylor fronted her own sketch show on BBC3 Touch Me, I’m Karen Taylor, and was a finalist in the prestigious Daily Telegraph Open Mic Award in 1999.
She says the role of Elaine wasn’t as much of a challenge as she expected.
“Elaine is quite fussy and quite gobby so it wasn’t too much of a stretch for me to play her!
“We just worked on the character quite a lot in rehearsal and she just sort of developed.
“She is the most sane out of everyone in the family but that doesn’t say much!”
Other storylines in the series include a visit by an old boyfriend of Elaine’s, which causes Tom to “go in to a bit of a spin”.
Father Figure was filmed over 12 weeks in London.
It airs at 10.35pm on Wednesdays for the next six weeks.
First published at 15:58, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Quote......"All the family can watch Father Figure. Kids will love it"
At 10-35pm, my kids' certainly wont be "loving it"