30th June 2022
Gold's comedy murder mystery Murder, They Hope led by Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson welcomes a whole host of comedy stars for its second series.
Hugh Dennis, Vicki Pepperdine, Danielle Vitalis, Tamzin Outhwaite, Sally Philipps, Sherrie Hewson, Ramon Tikaram, Dan Renton-Skinner, Ellen Thomas, Philip Jackson, Youssef Kerkour, Isy Suttie, Claire Skinner, Joe Tracini, Andrew Ellis, Cole Anderson-James and Sandi Toksvig all star in series two with Sarah Hadland, Shobna Gulati, Jason Manford and Lee Mack also returning to reprise their series one characters.
Following the explosion of their coach business in the Drapers Tours trilogy, Terry (Johnny Vegas) and Gemma (Sian Gibson) set out on a new adventure as fully-fledged private detectives in Murder, They Hope. They found themselves in the middle of a poisonous pastry scandal, at the mercy of a murderous Bunnyman and chasing down a coach driving serial killer all while moving in with Gemma's sister Monica (Sarah Hadland) and trying to save for their much anticipated wedding. Series two picks up where we left off and promises church bells, couples therapy, aristocratic mystery and a framing like no other.
The series is written by Jason Cook (Hebburn, Dial M for Middlesbrough, Murder on the Blackpool Express) and will be directed by Ed Bye and Sarmad Masud, series producer is Andy Harvey and executive producers for Shiny Button are Mollie Freedman Berthoud and Andy Brereton.
Murder, They Hope will air on Gold later this year and follows recent UKTV Original scripted comedies Newark, Newark and The Cockfields.
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About Shiny Button Productions
Shiny Button Productions is an independent scripted comedy production company founded by Andy Brereton, James De Frond and Tom Davis, the award-winning team behind the hit BBC Three series, Murder in Successville, and King Gary for BBC One. Shiny Button Productions is an independent label within Tiger Aspect Productions and is part of Endemol Shine UK.