Strange bedfellows make BBC's black comedy a hit in Canada
By: Alex Strachan c/o Winnipeg Free Press
Plans have a way of going astray, though, as anyone who's had dealings with vampires, ghosts and werewolves knows all too well. Being Human, a black comedy created for BBC Three by Doctor Who writer Toby Whithouse, was designed to be an eccentric hybrid of Friends and True Blood -- "unnatural and supernatural, watching the dance from the sidelines," as Annie, the hard-luck single woman and ghost, played by Lenora Crichlow, intones at her own wake. "You know the worst thing about being a ghost? It's lonely."