Borderline (TV series)

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Borderline
BorderlineTitleCard.jpg
The cast of Borderline, as seen in the opening sequence
GenreComedy, mockumentary
Written by
  • Chris Gau
  • Michael Orton-Toliver
Directed byMatt Jones
Starring
Narrated byRalf Little
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Sarah Doole
  • Chris Gau
  • Ralf Little
  • Michael Orton-Toliver
Producer(s)Zoë Rocha
Running time28 minutes
Production company(s)Little Rock Pictures
DistributorChannel 5 Television (2016) (UK) (TV)
Release
Original networkChannel 5
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Original release2 August 2016 –
present
External links
Official website

Borderline is a British mockumentary television comedy series devised by Michael Orton-Toliver and Chris Gau. Narrated by Ralf Little, the series launched on 2 August 2016 on Channel 5. The series follows the activity of agents working for Borderline, a fictionalised version of the Border Force, at the fictional Northend Airport.[1]

In contrast to most series, which require the cast to memorise a script, Borderline is "retro-scripted": The cast is given a plot outline to guide them as they improvise their dialogue and actions.[2]

As of December 2016, the series is available on Netflix in select regions.[3]

Production[edit]

In February 2016, it was announced that Channel 5 had ordered a new comedy series.[4] The news was revealed by Royle Family star Ralf Little.[4] The first series was filmed at Coventry Airport in March/April 2016.

Series 2[edit]

In August 2016, during the first series run it was announced by Ben Frow (Channel 5's Director of Programming) that the show had been commissioned for a second series.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northend Airport (@northendairport) - Twitter". Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Borderline". 2 August 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017 – via IMDb.
  3. ^ "Borderline". 20 December 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2017 – via Flixlist.
  4. ^ a b "Channel 5 orders immigration mockumentary Borderline". British Comedy Guide. 10 February 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Channel 5 orders Borderline Series 2". British Comedy Guide. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2017.

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