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Russell Tovey – Being Human (BBC)

15 January, 2009

The BBC have announced the official launch date for Being Human (BBC3 – Sunday 25th Jan at 9pm). The original Being Human pilot first aired on BBC 3 in February 2008 and it went down so well, that a full series was commissioned. For those who don’t know anything about the series, it features Mitchell, George and Annie as three twenty-something characters trying to live a normal social life, despite being a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost. It’s set in the modern day and all three share a house in Bristol. The show is being billed as a comedy-drama and unlike some other drama programmes on the BBC will only run for 6 episodes.

The show features the ever lovely Russell Tovey as George. Russell has previously starred in The History Boys (on film and on stage), Doctor Who, Gavin & Stacy and Little Dorritt.


The series reportedly follows the housemates as they do their best to live their lives as normally as possible, despite their strange and dark secrets.

But with unwelcome intruders into their world, rumblings about an impending revolution from the vampire underworld and constant threats of exposure – on top of the usual issues faced by young people surrounding love, work and friendships – the only thing they may be able to rely on in their heightened world is each other.

It sounds like it could be worth watching, if only for the transformation scenes of  Russell Tovey as he runs naked through the woods! Oh, be still my beating heart!

The BBC’s press office say, as mentioned earlier,  “Russell Tovey reprises his role as the lovable George, battling with his double identity as a mild-mannered and geeky hospital porter who for one night a month is transformed into a flesh-hungry, predatory werewolf.

Aidan Turner plays the good-looking (in their opinion!) and laid-back Mitchell who, in contrast to George, has the gift of the gab and an easy confidence with the ladies. But he is also a blood-sucking vampire struggling with going cold-turkey from the blood he craves.

Completing the flat-share trio is Annie, played by Lenora Crichlow, a talkative ghost lacking in self-confidence and desperate for company. Annie is still pining after her fiancé, whom she was due to marry before the fatal accident that left her with her ghostly affliction – and who happens to be the landlord of their flat. “

I’ve got my PVR already programmed! Oh and if you click the image you can download the picture as a wallpaper!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. anni permalink
    2 March, 2009 3:10 PM

    russel tovey woooooow hubba hubba he is soooo fit!!!:) =]

  2. roanne permalink
    24 February, 2009 11:43 PM

    hot hot hot!!!!!!!

  3. Tal permalink
    10 February, 2009 1:42 PM


  4. Pace permalink
    28 January, 2009 2:32 AM

    I’m glad Tovey is back, but why did they change the other 2 actors, I liked them better than the new ones.

    Mike says:- My review would have read quite differently if they’d changed Mr Tovey I can tell you!!

  5. 15 January, 2009 11:52 PM

    At least you’d be in with a chance!

  6. 15 January, 2009 9:54 PM

    Love him. Sadly he’s taken. Oh well, a man can dream.

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