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Ketchup

Capturing on screen the hilarious life, love and havoc of best selling book More Ketchup than Salsa, by Tenerife resident Joe Cawley

A chaotic comedy that lifts the lid on the morning-afters as well as the night-befores of expat life in a busy holiday resort.

Escaping from the dreary seafood stalls of Bolton market, childhood sweethearts, Joe and Joy buy a bar in sub-tropical Tenerife.

All too soon their foreign fantasy is turned into a nightmare by mini-mafias, east European prostitutes and biblical-grade cockroach infestations.

In a desperate attempt to rescue the bar, Joe brings his old rock band over from the UK, but this only proves to be the catalyst for the breakdown of his and Joy’s relationship.

Working together as ex-lovers is a strain only worsened by offering bingo in four languages, death threats from a rival bar, and Nan’s eccentricity.

When the bar is set on fire, it’s the last straw – they try and sell-up, but even this process is fraught with problems involving Sicilian businessmen and a psychotic cat.

TV Series in development by Tenerife Film Productions SL