Tony Pitts’ short film RUPERT airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic’s new comedy strand COMMON GROUND


RUPERT is written by and stars Tony Pitts and Johnny Vegas, and is set entirely in a tattoo parlour. Following the death of his father, Rupert (Vegas) reluctantly takes on the family business. As the story begins, Rupert's Australian girlfriend Jill (Celia Pacquola) delivers the news that her visa has just run out, putting pressure on him to move.

There's also a visit from local gangsters, Spinks (Paul Kaye) and his boss, Sunshine Simon (Tom Davis). Tony Pitts plays Ade, an Alzheimers sufferer who tattoos himself with essential information. Rupert's father's girlfriend Fiona is played by Josie Lawrence.

Produced by Baby Cow, RUPERT goes out on Sky Atlantic's 10 part series COMMON GROUND for Comedy Mondays. You can see a clip here.

In related news, Tony Pitts' award-winning radio play ON IT is repeated on Radio 4 on Tuesday 19th February at 2.15pm.