Kieran Hodgson, Harry Enfield and Liza Tarbuck will star in the new show…
A new one-off special from comedian Kieran Hodgson (Two Doors Down) is set to explore the ramifications of Brexit on one UK family. How Europe Stole My Mum is on its way to Channel 4 in the coming months, and Hodgson will star opposite Harry Enfield and Liza Tarbuck in what is being described as a “mockumentary”-style hour-long special.
Per Channel 4:
“We’re leaving Europe. But how did we get into it in the first place? And after we leave, how do we put a divided country, or a divided family, back together? That’s the question comedian Kieran Hodgson is seeking the answer to in a new Channel 4 one off comedy documentary.
“How Europe Stole My Mum is an irreverent, personal piece about Brexit which subverts the conventions of factual shows and illustrates the UK’s political landscape at a vital turning point in our history with impressions and flights of fancy.”
How Europe Stole My Mum hopes to “guide viewers on a journey to understand how and why Brexit split the country and explain how it was that we came to be in Europe in the first instance” and as part of the concept, Hodgson will also embody notable politicians, as he did in ’75, his 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated show, which also had UK-European themes.
“I’ve made an extended audition tape to try and play every politician in the next series of The Crown,” joked Hodgson in a statement. “With any luck, it might also be a bit of a different take on Brexit and our European relationship, finding out how this has gone on longer than we thought, is way more complicated than we thought, and ain’t going nowhere! The only solution I can think of is to be very silly with Harry Enfield and Liza Tarbuck, so I’ve done that.”