Grandma's House is a new comedy for BBC2. It's written by Simon Amstell (Popworld, Never Mind the Buzzocks) and long term collaborator Dan Swimer. The series stars Simon Amstell playing a version of himself; a television presenter who is quitting his job to try and do something more meaningful with his life. Each episode is set at Grandma's House where Simon's Jewish family regularly congregate to catch up. Everything happens under Grandma's (Linda Bassett - East is East, Larkrise to Candleford) watchful eye who is desperate to see everything going well. The show also stars BAFTA winner Rebecca Front (The Thick of It, Nighty Nighty) who plays Simon's mum, Tanya, a large than life single woman who's looking for love and dotes on her famous son. The rest of the cast includes the late Geoffrey Hutchings (Benidorm, Sunshine) as Grandpa, James Smith (In The Loop, The Armando Iannucci Shows) as Clive, Samantha Spiro (Cor, Blimey, Tomorrow La Scala) as Auntie Liz, and introduces Jamal Hadjkura as her son Adam.
The Making of Grandma’s House
Audio Commentary - Simon Amstell and his mother watch an episode together for the first time.