Borderline (TV series)
The cast of Borderline, as seen in the opening sequence
|Directed by||Matt Jones|
|Narrated by||Ralf Little|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Running time||28 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Little Rock Pictures|
|Distributor||Channel 5 Television (2016) (UK) (TV)|
|Original network||Channel 5|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound|
|Original release||2 August 2016 –|
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.
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.
In February 2016, it was announced that Channel 5 had ordered a new comedy series. The news was revealed by Royle Family star Ralf Little. The first series was filmed at Coventry Airport in March/April 2016.
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- "Channel 5 orders Borderline Series 2". British Comedy Guide. 25 August 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2017.