011 Contemporary Comedy – New
I really enjoyed Foiled, the comedy series recorded on location in a hair salon in Tonypandy, Wales. Written by Beth Granville and David Charles, to me it rang true based on the years I lived in south Wales. True, it doesn’t do much to dispel the popular perception of Welsh people as dozy—although only one of the characters is actually a complete flake: that’s Sabrina (Beth Granville), the head stylist at Bleach for the Stars. Her long-suffering co-worker Tanisha (Stephanie Siadatan) is a reasonably competent hair stylist. They are joined by Ritchie (David Oakes), the English actor whose disastrous exploits forced him to seek employment at the hair salon. I enjoyed it because it presented a multi-ethnic Wales, which is not before time. I hope they do a second series!