The second series of seaside comedy Sandylands is heading to Gold.
The new series will see the return of Les Vegas (Sanjeev Bhaskar), Emily Verma (Natalie Dew), and will welcome new character Donna Vegas, Emily’s estranged mother, played by Tracy-Ann Oberman.
Series one ended with Les running back to the sea, this time with daughter Emily in tow, as they try to evade the ruthless One Eyed Man (Hugh Bonneville).
On the run from the law, series two opens with the pair washed up on a beach, which turns out to be Sandylands. They get a shock when they discover that Emily’s estranged mum Donna is waiting for them in Les’ living room, with a cocktail in hand.
With a large insurance pay-out on the way, Donna becomes another person forced to keep Les and Emily’s secret. Will Emily ever get to leave her seaside hometown?
Written by Alex Finch and Martin Collins, David Walliams, Sophie Thompson, Simon Bird, Craig Parkinson and Harriet Webb will also return as the oddball residents of Sandylands.
Pete Thornton, head of scripted at UKTV commented: “Sandylands is a special place for me, and I’m really pleased to finally be returning to it after the long winter months of lockdown.
“Series one introduced us to a clutch of highly original characters played by an extraordinarily talented cast, and I know the Gold audience will be looking forward to their further adventures, as imagined by two of our most original comic minds, Alex Finch and Martin Collins.”
Filming has begun on the second series of Sandylands with air date yet to be announced.