A new scripted comedy, The Cockfields, has been commissioned by comedy channel Gold, starring Joe Wilkinson (After Life), Diane Morgan (The Rovers), and Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City).
The 3x30’ series is written by David Earl and Joe Wilkinson, with Steve Bendelack (Little Britain, Friday Night Dinner) directing.
Wilkinson stars as Simon who is fast approaching 40. To celebrate the big birthday, Simon takes his girlfriend Donna (Morgan) home to the Isle of Wight for the first time, to mark the occasion back at the Cockfield family home.
The pair try to survive the long weekend as they share the house with Simon’s ever-doting mother Sue, (Sue Johnston) and controlling stepdad Ray (Bobby Ball).
There is plenty fun in store on the Garden Isle, with interruptions from Simon’s Alan Titchmarsh-obsessed stepbrother David (Ben Rufus Green) and the Cockfields’ oddball handyman neighbour Andre (Jeff Mirza).
Tensions are strained even further when Simon’s father Larry (Nigel Havers) brings along his new girlfriend Melissa (Kim Cattrall) to join in the so-called celebrations.
Writer and star Joe Wilkinson said: "David and I adore writing about this oddball family who, despite their faults and differences, love each other. We can’t wait to see our dream cast bring The Cockfields to life.”
David Earl added: “On a personal note, I’ve had to endure many months staring at Joe Wilkinson’s face over Skype whilst writing the scripts - he usually has food in his beard - so, after all that, I bloody hope everyone likes the show."
The Cockfields is produced by Yellow Door Productions and will air on Gold later this year.