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‘All she talks about is bees’ – Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks on their new sitcom Bloods

The Famalam and Ab Fab favourites play ambulance-driving paramedics in Sky’s star-studded new show. The pair reveal how they made a sunny, funny series in the midst of the pandemic

After three decades spent demonstrating a versatility almost beyond compare, flitting with ease from comedy to drama to singing, Jane Horrocks is now to be found hosting the podcast Queen Bees with her friend Esther Coles. Although she doesn’t own a beehive herself, there is still a very strong argument for calling Horrocks Britain’s pre-eminent beekeeping podcaster, or at least one of them.

Bees weren’t actually supposed to feature in this interview. We were meant to discussBloods, Sky’s new medical sitcom created by and co-starring Samson Kayo, in which the pair play a couple of mismatched paramedics. And yet, as you will soon discover, the conversation inexorably slid beeward.

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