Misfits star Antonia Thomas cast in Channel 4’s new comedy Scrotal Recall

Antonia Thomas, best known for playing Alisha Daniels in E4 comedy-drama Misfits, is to star in new comedy Scrotal Recall, RadioTimes.com can exclusively reveal.

The six-part series from Channel 4 follows hapless Dylan Witter who must find every girl he’s ever slept with to tell them he’s contracted Chlamydia. Played by actor and singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn, Dylan is aided by best friends Evie (Thomas) and Luke (Peep Show actor Daniel Ings).

Each 30-minute episode will see him tracking down a different girl from his sexual past, forcing him to recall romantic encounters he’d much rather forget. Evie and Luke decide to help Dylan out with his “labour of love” by offering dodgy relationship advice as he uses his quest to make sense of all his past romantic car-crashes.

Channel 4 comedy’s acting deputy head Fiona McDermott said, “Scrotal Recall is a brilliantly written, modern comedy, a skilful mix of compelling love story, instantly original characters and erm….. STDs. We’re totally thrilled that we’ve got such a talented and exciting cast to ring it all to life.” “This is a unique comedy with a fantastic cast, brimming with humour, heart and mild genital discomfort,” added Murray Ferguson, chief executive for Clerkenwell Films.

This is Dan Maurer. He has scrotal lymphedema, which has left him with a 75lb abdominal growth that is threatening his life.

Though the procedure is risky, because his insurance will not cover it he is crowdfunding to try and raise $20,000 to go towards the surgery that would ultimately attempt to remove the massive growth from his body.

I heard his story on the news tonight and was very touched because he and his wife seemed like such wonderful people, so I wanted to post the link to his funding site for any of my followers to chip in $5 or $10 to help save his life. Be generous!

http://www.gofundme.com/-Dan-Maurer-Surgery-Fund

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Pygites brachiopods… or bizarre fossil scrotal phylogeny?

Images 1 and 2: Source. In German. 

Image 3: Source

Caption: “Pygites is unusual for a Terebratulid brachiopod. It shares many of the same features that other brachiopods in it’s order except that it has a hole in the middle of it. The hole is created as the shell grows and splits into lobes that then eventually meet back together and enclose a hollow area. This is odd behavior for a brachiopodand I’ve only seen a handful of genera that have even exaggerated lobes, such as Dicoelosia from the Haragan formation, let alone those that surround a hole. Below are three specimens from the Cretaceous (Hauterivian stage) of Spain that show you the variation in the genera.”

Image 4: ”Pygites diphyoides (d’Orbigny, 1849) from the Hauterivian (Lower Cretaceous) of Cehegin, Murcia, Spain. This terebratulid is characterized by a central perforation through its valves.” Source: Wikipedia; cc-by-sa

Image 5: Pygites diphyoides (source)

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