UK TV production house Channel X has appointed Stacy Herbert as head of script development as the company readies a debut feature slate including the first film from comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Herbert, formerly a script consultant for UK-based sales, financing and production house Capitol Films, will work on a story idea by the duo, who are well known in the UK for their surreal TV comedy show, The Smell Of Reeves & Mortimer. Also in development is a script by actor-comedian Rik Mayall.

Channel X has TV credits including such prime-time shows as Shooting Stars and Familes At War, along with Reeves and Mortimer's programmes.