Double Act is a critically acclaimed television production company set up in 2006 by two of the UK’s top documentary film-makers, Alastair Cook and Rob Davis. Our specialty is prime-time television and we’ve earned an international reputation for fearless productions with visual flair, humour and compelling narratives. Ruby and Garnet love each other dearly but they are completely different. Adult versions of Ruby and Garnet appear in The Butterfly Club. 5 of TV and film's most iconic double acts. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. After this, they do not behave properly in school and do not talk to anyone else. However, in the TV movie, they live in Birmingham. She also realises, alternately, that being together would have helped Garnet feel better about leaving. It’s not just Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s ability to find absurd humour in the more mundane aspects of navigating life in your twenties that makes Broad City so addictive. Near summer, Ruby, realising that the school where the TV movie is being filmed at is a prestigious boarding school for girls, Marnock Heights, decides that the pair ought to sign up for scholarships—of which there is only one. Seasons 1-4 are available to stream on Amazon Instant Video. That commendation was approximately annual at the time. For a comedy duo, see, "70 Years Celebration: Anniversary Top Tens",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 June 2020, at 11:02. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Ruby is loud, outgoing and wild though Garnet is shy, quiet and kind. In the book, the TV show the girls audition for is a TV adaptation of The Twins at St. Clare's. Seasons 1-5 and specials are available to stream on Netflix. Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. She does not let herself be around Garnet for the whole summer, and even though they both feel as though they are missing something, Ruby is too proud to apologise while Garnet wishes she was able to. She is determined to be different from Garnet, and ends up cutting off her hair. Ruby and Garnet love each other dearly but they are completely different. 5 of TV and film's most iconic double acts. Garnet leaves for school, and writes a letter about how much she is enjoying it. At the heart of the Bafta-nominated horror-comedy Shaun Of The Dead is the titular character’s relationship with his best friend, Ed – played by longtime collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. There are currently no jobs listed by Double Act. In the end, Ruby apologises to Garnet, and they both realise that they can still be together while apart, as long as they remember each other. And that’s thanks to Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley), the co-dependent and dysfunctional friends whose debauched antics take them from a rubbish barge on the Thames to a Marilyn Manson concert in full goth regalia. Ruby finds a friend in Rose, also, who encourages her to say sorry to Garnet. Double Act is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, written in the style of a diary, which features identical twins Ruby and Garnet. With Caroline Denzil, John Harvey, Richard Pearson, Armine Sandford. Refreshingly honest and unconcerned with romantic interest, the hilarious pair are a pleasure to watch. It was published in 1995, co-illustrated by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt, and it won both the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (ages 9–11 years and overall) and the Red House Children's Book Award. (Ruby was confident that she would win it if they both could not 'wangle one' together). Double Act is a children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson, written in the style of a diary, which features identical twins Ruby and Garnet. No list of double acts can be complete without a mention of Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon). The two have always been close despite their differences—Ruby is sociable and dreams of being an actress, while introverted Garnet is content to let Ruby dominate their relationship. All the latest information from Racing TV. Double Act produces prime-time TV, specialising in high profile documentaries & factual TV series for international broadcasters. Double Act was "Highly Commended" runner up for the annual Carnegie Medal from the British Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book by a British subject. Channel 4. She feels terrible for spoiling Ruby's chance at fame. Most of the brilliant one-liners come from their friendship: the private jokes, shared dislikes and childishness in the face of actual apocalypse has everybody rooting for the pair, despite their incompetence. Thrown into a high stakes cat-and-mouse chase by accident (bedecked in a wardrobe of kitschy Americana, of course), the duo’s frenetic tale of star-crossed love is one of cinema’s most iconic.

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