Monday 9 September 2019
Gold's UKTV Original Dial M for Middlesbrough, written by Jason Cook, is the third instalment lead by Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson. Joining the cast of the fun feature film are Jason Donovan, Sally Lindsay, Joanna Page, Ambreen Razia, John Macmillan, Annette Crosbie, Phil Davis, Mike Wozniak, Selina Griffiths and Jason Forbes.
The next outing sees Gemma (Sian Gibson) and Terry (Johnny Vegas) thrown into jeopardy when their coach breaks down in the middle of a fierce thunderstorm whilst they're on their way to collect Mildred (Sheila Reid) and Hilda (Georgie Glen) and take them to a funeral in Middlesbrough.
Our intrepid duo are forced to seek refuge in Shady Creek Caravan Park, a mysterious place that seems to strike a particular terror in an unusually jumpy Gemma. Here we meet an eclectic mix of characters including site owners Evie (Sally Lindsay) and Jed (Phil Davis), extraordinarily clumsy Chef Susan (Joanna Page), Events Manager and '90s throwback Darren (Jason Donovan), drop dead gorgeous American tourist Chad (John Macmillan), and long-term park resident Edna (Annette Crosbie). More recently arrived on the scene are holiday prize-winners (if you can call them that) Phil (Jason Forbes), who struggles to get a word in while his other half Penny (Ambreen Razia) struggles to stop words coming out, and excitable birdwatchers Neil (Mike Wozniak) and Mary (Selina Griffiths), all of whom are causing quite a stir. Will any of them survive the horrors of the sinister and dilapidated Shady Creek Caravan Park?
The Agatha Christie-inspired whodunnits have delivered incredible ratings for the channel, Jason Cook's first outing Murder on the Blackpool Express was the most watched show ever on Gold with 1.8 million viewers* tuning in during the first week. Followed by its 2018 sequel Death on the Tyne, watched by 1.1million viewers during the first week.
Dial M for Middlesbrough will air in December on Gold, following recently announced sitcom The Cockfields in October. The Cockfields is written by Joe Wilkinson and David Earl and stars Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Sue Johnston and Bobby Ball.
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Much-loved comedy series Only Fools and Horses and The Royle Family sit comfortably alongside a whole host of heart-warming UKTV Originals from retrospective series Saluting Dad's Army, dinnerladies diaries and How The Young Ones Changed Comedy, to the feature length comedy capers Murder on the Blackpool Express and Death on the Tyne. Plus, all-new three part scripted series The Cockfields airing later this year.
Gold is exclusively remaking three lost episodes of the comedy classic Dad's Army, with 2019 marking fifty years since the episodes were first broadcast and last seen. Using the original scripts, which were written for the second series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes stars a stunning cast including Kevin R McNally as Captain Mainwaring, Robert Bathurst as Sergeant Wilson and Timothy West as mild-mannered Private Godfrey.
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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. Shiny Button Productions is an independent label within Tiger Aspect Productions and is part of Endemol Shine UK.