New BBC com­edy set on An­gle­sey to be aired in spring

Gavin and Stacey stars re­unite for car­a­van-based show

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STARS of hit Welsh com­edy Gavin and Stacey are set to re­unite in a new se­ries set in an An­gle­sey hol­i­day camp.

Fam­ily drama Pitch­ing In is the lat­est of­fer­ing from the BBC and will fea­ture both Larry Lamb and Me­lanie Wal­ters in lead­ing roles.

Set in a car­a­van park near Lligwy, the show tells the story of three gen­er­a­tions of the same fam­ily, all strug­gling to make the best of a very un­usual set up on the North Wales coast.

Film­ing has be­gun, with both cast and cam­era crew spot­ted at var­i­ous spots on the is­land.

Bafta award-win­ning Gavin and Stacey was de­scribed the “BBC 3’s big­gest break­out com­edy hit since Lit­tle Bri­tain” but was short-lived at just three se­ries long.

Lamb played Gavin’s fa­ther Mick Ship­man while Wal­ters was Stacey’s mother Gwen West in the ac­claimed sit­com, which ended in 2010.

The new drama will also fea­ture an all- star cast, in­clud­ing Hay­ley Mills, Caro­line Sheen and Ifan Huw Dafydd, and will air in a day­time BBC One slot in spring 2019, and will have a prime­time slot in Wales. The show will also stream on­line in the US. Larry Lamb said: “Eleven years af­ter Gavin and Stacey burst onto the scene I’m head­ing out west again, switch­ing Barry Is­land for An­gle­sey this time. “I’m de­lighted to be play­ing the role of Frank in Pitch­ing In - it’s a touch­ing, funny and ro­man­tic story and a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse of life on the north Wales coast.” BBC Cymru Wales’ Head of Com­mis­sion­ing, Nick An­drews said: “We all need more ‘feel good’ in our lives and this warm fam­ily drama prom­ises to be just that. “Pitch­ing In is a com­edy drama about fam­ily, friend­ship and com­mu­nity, which will show­case the beauty of North Wales.”

● Gavin and Stacey ac­tors Larry Lamb and Me­lanie Wal­ters (in­set) have lead­ing roles in the new BBC com­edy, Pitch­ing In, which is set in An­gle­sey

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