The Chat
The Chat is the UK’s first group messaging drama series, written and created for Breast Cancer Now. With a gripping storyline brought to life by an award-winning cast, the drama plays out through voice notes, messages, videos and pictures sent between four close friends as they navigate an unexpected breast cancer diagnosis together.

The cast

  • Rakie Ayola
  • Indira Varma
  • Claudie Blakley
  • Kate Ashfield

In 2021 Rakie won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress in Jimmy McGovern’s BBC drama Anthony. In 2020, she won a Black British Theatre Award for The Royal Court and National Theatre Wales production, On Bear Ridge. She can currently be seen on BBC iPlayer starring in The Pact.

Indira is known for her roles in Game of Thrones, Obi-Wan Kenobi and This Way Up. She won an Olivier Award in 2019 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Present Laughter at The Old Vic and starred in The Seagull alongside Emilia Clarke at the Harold Pinter theatre, London.

Claudie has most recently been seen reprising her role of Louise in ITV’s Manhunt opposite Martin Clunes. She has also starred in Flesh and Blood and Father Brown as well as films Pride and Prejudice and Gosford Park. Her theatre credits include Chimerica at The Almeida and Consent in the West End.

Kate is known for TV dramas including His Dark Materials, Life, Sanditon and Line of Duty. She also starred in the film Shaun of the Dead alongside Simon Pegg. In 2017, Kate co-wrote Channel 4 thriller Born to Kill starring Romola Garai and Daniel Mays for which she received nominations for a Royal Television Award and a British Screenwriter’s Award.

Feature (external)

Poetry, Piano And Puerility – Matt Lever’s Creative Inspirations

Making of

Bringing ‘Bravo Brian’ to life for La Famiglia Rana

The work

The Chat receives the highest number of nominations at Campaign Big Awards

Awards

The Chat picks up two wins at Cannes Lions

New work

Introducing the Tennisables for LTA

News

Partnering with University of the Arts London

Thinking

Reversing the recessionary mindset

New client

BMB appointed as lead creative partner by LTA

New client

BMB wins Bonne Maman advertising account

New work

Launching a Christmas charity single for FareShare

News

Revealing a new look

People

Mel Arrow promoted to CSO

Feature (external)

Why agencies need greater ‘bouncebackability’

Thinking (external)

Why the fringe bangs: What Soho can learn from Edinburgh

Thinking

High Five: Matt Lever

New client

FREE NOW appoints BMB as global strategic and creative lead

New client

Breast Cancer Now appoints BMB as creative agency

Thinking

What Brands Can Learn from People Who… Put Pineapple on Their Pizzas

Event

Human Series: Made to Persuade

Awards

‘Relax’ for Farrow & Ball awarded at D&AD 2021

New client

Rude Health appoints BMB as creative agency

Thinking

How to be Funny – A Practical Guide for Brands

New client

EcoHydra partners with BMB

New client

BMB support GB Snowsport with the journey to Beijing and beyond

New client

BMB appointed by DMC for global strategy brief

Event

Human Series: LOL-age is Power

New client

Gymbox picks BMB as creative agency

Thinking

Shared values and the cult of the team

New client

BMB appointed to lead rebrand for Wefarm

Feature

Production in the age of Covid-19

Feature

I Heard There Was a Secret Chord

Feature

24/7 at Somerset House

Feature

10 Must-Try Diet Tips for Adland in 2020

New client

BMB appointed as Patak’s UK creative agency

Thinking

Warmth, Competence and the Lessons from the Failure of Brand Corbyn

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New work

A col-ourful response to SNL

New client

BMB named Farrow & Ball’s lead creative partner

Feature

Out of the Lab, Into our Lives

Thinking

Creative Awards in Advertising

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Thinking

The Art of Persuasion

New work

On the Ground at IFA 2019

Event

BMB on Curiosity

Thinking

Bigger than the Plate

Feature

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44 Club Presents: Extinction Rebellion

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We love talking to humans in all kinds of ways. Calls are brilliant (although some of the younger humans find it weird that you’d speak to someone using your actual voice when you could just WhatsApp or slide into their DMs). Everyone loves an email, obvs, particularly our new business human (Sam).

General enquiries:
hello@bmbagency.com

Work with us:
matthew.bonny@bmbagency.com

Reception:
0207 632 0400

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The Crane Building 22
Lavington Street
London SE1 0NZ