UK breakfast shows have taken a pounding of late. BBC Breakfast recently managed to decapitate beloved children's plasticine character Morph on air, while ITV’s Daybreak replacement, Good Morning Britain, has been in the firing line as it fails to pick up ratings despite its big name presenting roster.
But now RadioTimes.com can reveal that the early risers must wake up to the news that master of the dark laugh Julia Davis is turning her satirical gaze on the genre.
The writer and star of BBC2 comedy Nighty Night and Sky’s Hunderby has just recorded Morning Has Broken, a comedy pilot for Channel 4 in which she she plays a breakfast show presenter alongside her co-writer Nick Mohammed.
The pilot episode, which is currently not expected to be broadcast, “takes a sideswipe at the foibles of the genre” according to a source and “takes no prisoners”.
“Julia Davis has shown with work like Nighty Night and Hunderby that she can mine rich comedy from the darkest material – expect more of the same with Morning Has Broken”.
If a full series is commissioned it will join a growing crop of current Channel 4 comedies that includes Matt Berry’s returning Toast and Friday Night Dinner, which is currently airing its third series.