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God squad: BBC to pilot new sitcom about Christians at University

by Heather Preston

A new sitcom focusing on student life and the Christian faith is to be aired on BBC's Radio 4.

The comedy pilot, created by Barney Fishwick and Jack Chisnall, depicts a university's Christian Union "struggling against the tide of secularism" and follows the trials and challenges of four young Christians starting out at university.

Falling church attendance, differing theological views and a secular culture all play a role in shaping each character's walk of faith. 

God Squad creator and former atheist Chisnall came to faith shortly after graduating university.

Speaking to the British Comedy Guide, he said the show explores the "reasonableness of belief in the 21st century." 

"My main hope is that the show pleases people who have faith - or none at all - and they see it as a fair 'stating of the case' as regards to the Christian religion; its vices and virtues," he said.

Co-creator Fishwick says the script was born from "discussions on the role religion should or should not play in the modern world" and a desire to portray a more realistic and varied view of Christians than the usual "god freak variety."

The pilot, produced by David Tyler will be recorded on 3rd October at RADA studios with a live audience. 

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