The sequel to Gold's most-watched show ever, Murder on the Blackpool Express reunites Johnny and Sian as Terry and Gemma and will air later this year.
The feature-length (1x120') comedy will see the pair reunite with a whole host of comedy greats as they embark on a brand-new murder mystery caper which has once again been written by Jason Cook.
Fans of Murder on the Blackpool Express will be pleased to hear the Sheila Reid is also reprising her role as Mildred who this year will be joined by two new care home friends Hilda and Colleen played by Georgie Glen (Damned) and Sue Johnston (The Royle Family).
Also joining the cast are Felicity Montagu (I'm Alan Partridge), Doon Mackichan (Two Doors Down), Don Gilet (EastEnders), Tony Gardner (Fresh Meet), James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley), Taj Atwal (Stella) and David Mumeni (The Windsors).
Terry and Gemma promise to take Mildred and her friends on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne where they're welcomed aboard the Empress of the Tyne by ageing lothario Captain Jack (James Fleet) and his motley crew; Cruise Director Denise (Felicity Montagu), First Officer Justin Valentine (Tony Gardner), DJ Bobby (David Mumeni), ex-pianist Alan (Don Gilet), barmaid Tracy (Taj Atwal) and self-obsessed cabaret singer Emily (Doon Mackichan).
Of course it’s not long before things start to go awry in the most puzzling mystery the Tyne has ever seen!
Speaking about the return of Terry and Gemma, Johnny and Sian said “The script is just a wonderful flowering garden of Cook's writing and we are just two happy bees dancing in among the nectar of blood, betrayal and nautical based murder. We are loving once again being the Kylie and Jason of budget travel slaughter."
Death on the Tyne will be directed by Ed Bye (Bottom, French & Saunders), Catherine Gosling Fuller (Derry Girls) will serve as series producer, Mollie Freedman-Berthoud returns as producer and Andy Brereton (Murder In Successville) who returns as executive producer for Shiny Button said “I cannot wait for viewers to see Johnny, Sian and Shelia back to their sleuthing best, in a cracking new mystery by Jason Cook. I like to think that if she were still alive this would be Agatha Christie’s favourite show, after Taskmaster”.
With 1.8m people (total consumption) tuning in to Murder on the Blackpool Express last November, Death on the Tyne is bound to be one of the TV events of the year!