News: New BBC Wales Comedy The Tuckers Launches In January

News: New BBC Wales Comedy The Tuckers Launches
The Tuckers is a brand new comedy on BBC One Wales. The six-part sitcom, written by and starring comic actor Steve Spiers (Stella, Upstart Crow, Pirates Of The Caribbean), follows the fortunes of the Tucker family, a close-knit, extended family of ‘lovable rogues’.
Starting on January 10, this series explores the love/hate relationship between members of the clan as they try to earn their living, sometimes on the wrong side of the law.

Alongside new comedy on BBC Wales, true crime fans can also look forward to another series of The Crash Detectives. This hugely popular factual series takes viewers behind the cordon of Gwent Police’s dedicated forensic collision investigators as they deal with serious incidents on the road. Series two will air on 20 January.

Meanwhile drama fans have much to look forward to. The much anticipated second series of psychological drama Hidden will return in 2020. Sian Reese-Williams (Line Of Duty, Emmerdale) is back as DI Cadi John, as another murder leads her and her team into the shadows of the slate-strewn mountains of Blaenau Ffestiniog to unlock more dark secrets. In My Skin will also air. The already acclaimed programme won two Bafta Cymru awards for its pilot episode, and the series is due to air in 2020.

Nick Andrews, BBC Cymru Wales Head of Commissioning, says: “Following a Christmas period filled with high profile, made in Wales productions taking centre stage on the BBC, including His Dark Materials, Gavin And Stacey and Doctor Who, 2020 looks set to be another year of great telly. Both The Tuckers and In My Skin were originally pilot episodes made with BBC Wales development funding, and it’s great to see this funding bear fruit as the programmes return as full series next year.

“There are some much-anticipated factual and drama commissions in the form of The Crash Detectives and Hidden. There’s been much talk of this being a golden period for television that is made in Wales and I’m proud that the BBC has been an anchor to that. Next year will see our investments in the sector continue to reap rewards in great new comedy, fascinating factual and thrilling drama, written and produced here in Wales. I hope audiences are as excited as we are.”



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