Murder on the Blackpool Express
Johnny Vegas leads a coach trip from hell in a new comedy mystery...
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)