Pramface is a BBC Three comedy-drama series starring Scarlett Alice Johnson and Sean Michael Verey. Written by Chris Reddy, the first series, comprising six half-hour episodes, piloted on 23 February 2012. The second series, which was commissioned by the BBC before the first series had even aired, began transmission on 8 January 2013 with an hour-long special as the first episode. The remaining six episodes of the series were of the usual half-hour length. A third series was commissioned which began airing on 25 February 2014 with the double episode series finale, which aired on 25 March 2014, bringing the third series to a total of six half-hour episodes. It was confirmed in August 2014 that a fourth series will not be commissioned.
The opening title sequence of Pramface
|Created by||Chris Reddy|
|Written by||Chris Reddy|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Production location(s)||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Production company(s)||Little Comet|
|Original network||BBC Three|
|Original release||23 February 2012 –|
25 March 2014
Best friends Jamie, Mike, and Beth finish their GCSE exams and head towards a sixth form party. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Laura, encouraged by her best friend Danielle, breaks her parents' curfew and heads to the same party; both Jamie and Laura are determined to have a good time. During the party they meet and drunkenly have sex. The next morning Jamie writes Laura a note with his phone number on it and leaves. Some few weeks later, Laura discovers that she is pregnant, and that Jamie is only 16. Life is about to begin, but not in the way either of them expected.
Series 1 follows the life of the two teenagers and their family and friends as they try to get to grips with the impending parenthood and the struggles of pregnancy. Series 2 follows the next stage, caring for the newly born baby, Emily, while Laura faces the difficulties associated with being a new mother. Series 3 follows Jamie encountering a new woman in his life and how that affects his relationship with the mother of his child.
|23 February 2012||29 March 2012|
|19 July 2013||30 August 2013|
|25 February 2014||25 March 2014|
Series 1 (2012)
|#||Title||Writer||Director||Original air date||Viewers|
|1||"Like Narnia But Sexy"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||23 February 2012||470,000|
|As far as Jamie and his best mate Mike are concerned, their carefree summer is off to a great start. Exams are over and they're on mission to crash the sixth form party and get laid. Across town, 18-year-old Laura, encouraged by her best friend Danielle, breaks her parents' curfew and heads off to the same party, determined to have fun. Life is about to begin, but not in the way either of them expected.|
|2||"Pregnant Rapist"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||1 March 2012||580,000|
|Laura is in shock, having discovered that Jamie is only 16 years old, and refuses to speak to him. Jamie feels that Laura is not taking him seriously and decides the only way to get her attention is to propose. Meanwhile, Janet and Alan are in counselling, trying to repair their marriage, but their guidance counsellor Jeremy (Karl Theobald) doesn't really seem up to the job.|
|3||"Edinburgh... in Scotland"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||8 March 2012||510,000|
|Laura is no closer to making a decision on whether to have the baby, but heads off to university anyway. When Jamie finds out she has gone without telling him, he is furious and decides to follow her to Edinburgh... but he's definitely not stalking her. Meanwhile, Beth realises if she wants any chance of getting together with Jamie she's going to have to make her move now.|
|4||"Man of the Moment"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||15 March 2012||400,000|
|Laura arranges a dinner party that nobody really wants to attend, especially Keith who is suffering after a big night out. Meanwhile, Beth, in an effort to get over Jamie, embarks on a double date. But she needs a wing man and unfortunately Mike is the only person available. At the awkward dinner party, Alan and a tipsy Sandra get on surprisingly well, much to Janet's irritation. However negotiations about the baby don't go well. Jamie and Laura fall out and Janet and Alan wind up having a blazing row.|
|5||"Knocked Up and Homeless"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||22 March 2012||370,000|
|With three months to go, Laura is still living at Jamie's house and the pressure is starting to show. Keith is sick of being locked out of the bathroom all the time. Jamie is exhausted trying to hold down a job while sleeping on the living room sofa. And, despite the benefits of Laura's obsessive cleaning, even Sandra is starting to wonder when she will actually leave. Meanwhile, Alan and Janet have decided to make a go of their marriage.|
|6||"Aaargh"||Chris Reddy||Dan Zeff||29 March 2012||440,000|
|At eight and half months, Laura is in the final stages of pregnancy. She's also stuck at home and really bored. With Laura's parents lost in their rekindled love, and best friend Danielle otherwise engaged, Laura gets Jamie to take her on a shopping trip. What could possibly go wrong? Meanwhile Mike has decided to get a professional in to help him lose his virginity. He's raising money for a prostitute by pretending, or so he thinks, to do a fun run. Beth has innocently been helping with the fundraising, but when she discovers where the money is actually going, she's furious. And Keith is taking Sandra on a trip to the Lakes, hoping the beautiful landscape will soften the blow when he breaks the news to her that he's packed in his job.|
Series 2 (2013)
Series 3 (2014)
In addition to episode preview clips and character information on the BBC website, the writer and stars wrote blog posts about making the show for the BBC TV Blog and BBC Three Blog. An official Facebook page was set up for fans although this has since been closed and one of the main characters, Mike Fenton, was given his own Twitter account where he commented in-character on the events of the episodes as well as other things going on in the real world at the time.
- "The Pramface Baby Daddy - An Interview With Chris Reddy". Channel Hopping. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "News". littlecomet.com. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "'Him & Her', new show 'Pramface' renewed by BBC Three". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "There won't be a 4th series". twitter.com. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- "Pramface". BBC Media. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- "Edinburgh to be backdrop for new BBC comedy series". scotsman.com. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Corstorphine Old Parish - Old Parish Church on TV". corstorphineoldparish.org.uk. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- "Pramface Season 1". 18 February 2013 – via Amazon.
- "Pramface - Episode 1.1. Like Narnia But Sexy". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface - Episode 1.2. Pregnant Rapist". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface, Series 1, Edinburgh... in Scotland". BBC. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface, Series 2, The Edge of Hell". BBC. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface - Episode 2.2. Stay At Home Losers". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface, Series 2, Supermum and Hardguy2000". BBC. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface, Series 2, Just Two People with a Kid". BBC. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface - Episode 2.5. If You Cry, I'll Cry". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface - Episode 2.6. Grumpy And Target Boy". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface - Episode 2.7. Optimum Conditions". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- "Pramface, Series 3, I'm Excited Too!". BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 3, Tinker, Tiger, Lobster". BBC. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 3, Proper Little Family". BBC. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 3, Ignore the Monkey". BBC. Retrieved 24 March 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 3, Enchanted Picnic". BBC. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 3, Kiss for the Camera". BBC. Retrieved 31 March 2014.
- "Pramface, Series 1: ABC Television". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Pramface Website". BBC Media. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "BBC TV Blog – Pramface: Playing the pregnant teenager". BBC Media. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "BBC Three Blog – Meet the Characters on Twitter". BBC Media. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "Pramface on Facebook". BBC Media. Retrieved 28 February 2012.
- "PramfaceMike on Twitter". BBC Media. Retrieved 28 February 2012.