Created and written by Ruth Jones and David Peet, this one-off 35-minute comedy reunites Gavin & Stacey favourites Brydon and Jones in the title roles.
Announced during this year's Edinburgh Television Festival, and first reported by British Comedy Guide in June, this one-off 35-minute comedy follows Gaynor and Ray Davies from Cardiff, two fifty-something newlyweds, both married for a second time.
Gaynor’s first marriage ended when she discovered her husband was unfaithful (multiple times); Ray’s first marriage ended because he was ‘impossible to live with’ (or so his ex-wife never tires of telling him). But now they’re both trying again.
In this one-off special, we join Ray and Gaynor on their honeymoon to the Scottish Highlands where they meet a variety of characters and situations. And having only met six months ago, there are many things – not all of them endearing – that this couple keeps discovering about each other, often begging the question have they done the right thing?
Speaking about Gaynor & Ray, writer-creators David Peet and Ruth Jones said "We’re delighted to watch Gaynor & Ray come to life on screen. Through them, we get to see the male and female take on life and relationships as well as the nonsense in the day-to-day."
To which BBC's Commissioning Editor, Gregor Sharp, says "Ruth and David’s portrait of the ups and downs of a new relationship is full of warmth, wit and wisdom and is brilliantly performed by the laugh out loud combination of Ruth and Rob, a match made in comedy heaven. We can’t wait for everyone to see it."
Gaynor & Ray is part of the BBC's Comedy Playhouse series, which is a long-running anthology series of one-off sitcoms which have led to series commissions for the likes of King Gary and Mister Winner.
It was filmed on location in the North West Scottish Highlands and South Wales, with further casting and broadcast details set to be announced in due course.
Gaynor & Ray will air later this year on BBC One