News: Johnny Vegas And Sian Gibson Star In New Comedy

Johnny Vegas and Car Share's Sian Gibson are to star in a new one-off full length comedy for Gold.

Murder On The Blackpool Express has started filming on location today for autumn broadcast. 

Vegas (Benidorm) plays Terry, a Blackpool coach driver who, along with tour guide Gemma (Sian Gibson, Car Share) is caught up in a deadly conspiracy when the trip’s passengers start mysteriously dying one by one.

Also starring are Nigel Havers (Little Britain), Una Stubbs (Sherlock), Griff Rhys Jones (Not the Nine o’Clock News), Nina Wadia (Goodness Gracious Me), Sheila Reid (Benidorm), Kevin Eldon (Big Train), Mark Heap (Green Wing), Kimberley Nixon (Fresh Meat), Katy Cavanagh (Coronation Street), Matthew Cottle (Citizen Khan), Susie Blake (Mrs Brown’s Boys) and Javone Prince (Inside No. 9).

With everyone a suspect and a potential next victim, can Terry and Gemma keep the group together, address their burgeoning attraction for each other, fend off the police, and make it to Blackpool Tower with their lives intact?

Johnny Vegas said, “If the script read through is anything to go by this is not only going to be immense fun to film, but a real treat for comedy lovers and whodunnits alike. Brilliant casting and laugh out loud writing, what's not to be excited about?" 

Sian Gibson said, “I'm so excited to be involved in a murder mystery! The script is very funny and it’s such a pleasure to be working with Johnny and such a wonderful cast. Can't wait."

Writer Jason Cook said, “It's been such a joy to work on this show. From the beginning we were just after a show that had big laughs and a lot of heart and I think we've managed to pull it off. And the cast we have managed to get for this is beyond my wildest dreams. Each of them could star in their own show so we've been truly lucky to assemble such a team of comedy royalty.”

Murder On The Blackpool Express is written by Jason Cook (Hebburn), directed by Simon Delaney (Cold Feet, Stella, Lead Balloon), produced by Jim Poyser (Shameless) and executive produced by Andy Brereton for Shiny Button. 


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