Ben Elton’s TV project, Blessed, was a domestic scenario and starred Ardal O’Hanlan and Mel Giedroyc as married couple Gary and Sue Chandler, who are struggling with bringing up their babies, especially in contrast to their depressingly perfect neighbours Bill and Mary (Robert Webb and Sally Bretton), for whom parenthood seems to be a breeze. On top of their home troubles, Gary gets no respite in his day job as a music producer, mainly thanks to his oddball ensemble of session musicians (stoner guitarist Ronnie, singer Vicky and drummer Styx), who show no sympathy but are busy drowning in their own relationship problems.

Phil McIntyre Entertainments was proud to produce Blessed.