But a lot of care clearly goes into the making of Being Human, which is probably one reason why its first series, shown early last year, was a hit. Which is remarkable, really – because the BBC had planned to abandon it after the pilot episode.It got enthusiastic reviews and good ratings, by the standards of BBC Three: the final episode of series one was watched by around 1.1million people, and the show is said to be one of the most popular on the i Player. Being Human’s success is a lesson about the power of the internet, and of the viewer.We’re at a cramped, unsettlingly hot studio in Bristol for the recording of BBC Three’s comedy drama series Being Human and the crew has spotted an incongruity in the props.The scene being filmed is set in the early morning, yet on the doormat inside the characters’ house is a pile of letters.
Then Being Human went out and the reaction was extraordinary: there was an online petition for it to get a series, the BBC was lobbied with emails, and the messageboards on SFX [a sci-fi website] and the BBC’s Points of View site went into meltdown.’ This response, he adds quickly, was ‘completely unbidden’ – it wasn’t orchestrated by the cast and crew.Its supernatural subject matter has obvious youth appeal: after all, the Twilight novels and films (about hunky vampires) are monstrously popular with teenagers, just as Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a decade ago. Then I read the scripts, which were amazing, and it was almost as if the werewolf-vampire-ghost thing was incidental – really it was about their relationships and how they cope with their afflictions.’ As Russell Tovey (who plays George) suggests, the problems the central characters face are easy for a teenage viewer in particular to identify with.Sinead Keenan (who plays Nina, the girlfriend of George, the werewolf) recalls that, when her agent told her she’d be auditioning for a show about a werewolf, a ghost and a vampire, she replied, ‘Right. ‘Being made a werewolf changes George’s life: he has to try to fit in, to find his place,’ says Tovey, 28, whose best-known other role was in Alan Bennett’s The History Boys (the play and the film).It’s the same for Annie [the ghost, played by Lenora Crichlow], as she’s very insecure.’ All the same, insists Whithouse, who’s 39, the show isn’t written with a young audience specifically in mind.‘There are certain shows on certain channels that do try to appeal to a teenage demographic, and I think that always looks a bit suspect, like a dad dancing at a party,’ he says.As we approach a vote on the UK's membership of the European Union, we look at what 50 writers, actors, historians, artists and comedians have said about Europe and its nations.Lenora Crichlow was born in the year 1985 on 4th of January and this makes her age 30 at this moment.‘They are,’ says Whithouse, laughing, ‘but so are the fans of Being Human.I think my fans could take their fans any day.’ The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.She has perfect body measurements of 34-24-33, which makes her personality glow in the crowd.She looks red hot when she is showing off her sexy legs and smooth feet in a bikini.