Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson are back on Gold for a brand new murder mystery comedy caper.
Following on from the success of Murder on the Blackpool Express in 2017 – the most watched show ever on Gold, Vegas and Gibson are back as Terry and Gemma in Death on the Tyne.
Speaking to the RTS earlier this year, UKTV’s Director of Commissioning, Richard Watsham praised the hit comedy, “Murder on the Blackpool Express was an extraordinarily successful show, It absolutely smashed the audience ratings for Gold.”
“We are just two happy bees dancing in among the nectar of blood, betrayal and nautical-based murder,” joked Vegas and Gibson. “We are loving being the Kylie and Jason of budget travel slaughter.”
Boasting an impressive line up of comedy talent, the feature length murder mystery is welcoming an ensemble cast including Sue Johnston (The Royale Family), Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Tony Gardner (Fresh Meat), James Fleet (Vicar of Dibley), Taj Atwal (Stella), David Mumeni (The Windsors) and the return of Sheila Reid (Benidorm) as Mildred.
Terry and Gemma promise to take old friend Mildred (Reid) from the Blackpool Express, and her friends Hilda and Colleen, on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne.
On board they meet the motley crew, led by aging lothario Captain Jack (Fleet), 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).
It’s not long before things start to go awry. Can Terry and Gemma solve they’re second life-and-death murder mystery before it’s too late?
Who knows. Don’t miss Death on the Tyne, going out on Gold later this year.