Mur­der on the Black­pool Ex­press

Johnny Ve­gas leads a coach trip from hell in a new com­edy mys­tery...

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Johnny Ve­gas stars in a new com­edy as Terry, a coach driver who con­ducts tours of Black­pool. Apart from a crush on tour or­gan­iser Gemma (Sian Gib­son), Terry leads a mun­dane life – un­til mur­der changes ev­ery­thing… Una Stubbs, Sheila Reid,

Susie Blake and Griff Rhys Jones also star.

Mur­der on the Black­pool ex­press

Satur­day, 9.30pm Gold Com­edy

It’s Coach Trip meets Mid­somer Mur­ders in Gold’s star-stud­ded com­edy crime drama Mur­der on the Black­pool Ex­press.

The one-off show stars Johnny Ve­gas as coach driver Terry, who, along with tour guide Gemma (Sian Gib­son), is run­ning a trip vis­it­ing the lo­ca­tions around Black­pool fea­tured in the nov­els of mys­tery writer David Van Der Clane (Griff Rhys Jones).

How­ever, the tourists on the bus, who in­clude pen­sion­ers Marge (Susie Blake), Mil­dred (Sheila Reid) and Peggy (Una Stubbs), mys­te­ri­ous doc­tor Doc (Nigel Havers) and grouchy wheel­chair user Moira (Nina Wa­dia), start dy­ing in macabre ways that re­sem­ble the nov­els.

In the fir­ing line

‘It’s the coach com­pany’s last-chance trip to keep the busi­ness afloat. But strange things are afoot,’ says Johnny. ‘Ev­ery­one re­alises that these deaths can’t just be ac­ci­dents and that they’re in danger

– so Terry, who’s sus­pi­cious from the start, takes charge.’

For Johnny, work­ing with such an il­lus­tri­ous cast has been a dream.

‘If you’d told me that one day I’d be sit­ting on a coach with Una and Nigel, I wouldn’t have be­lieved it,’ he smiles.

‘It was so good meet­ing Sheila again af­ter we did Benidorm to­gether and Griff was great fun. We couldn’t get through scenes for laugh­ing, even when we were stand­ing over a be­headed corpse!’

Wheel love… Coach driver Terry has fallen for Gemma

All aboard… Una, Sheila and


All aboard… Peggy (Una Stubbs) and David (Griff Rhys Jones) Col­leagues…

Terry (Johnny Ve­gas) and Gemma (Sian Gib­son)

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