Life’s a beach for Johnny

STAR TURN...Johnny Vegas hogs the limelight during a visit to The Citadel to become it's first ever patron. Picture by Nick Fairhurst.'ANDY W
STAR TURN...Johnny Vegas hogs the limelight during a visit to The Citadel to become it's first ever patron. Picture by Nick Fairhurst.'ANDY W
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JOHNNY Vegas is starring in an all-star cast in a new radio comedy about living a shed!

The St Helens funnyman made the four-part series Shedtown about a community living in sheds on a beach with his own production company, Woolyback.

Ex-Corrie actress Suranne Jones and impressionist Ronni Ancona also started in the show, which was recorded outdoors in Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire.

Vegas also managed to rope in former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton to compose music for the series.

Vegas stars as Colin, the boss of an industrial museum who is trying to make sense of the world by turning to his shed.

He said: “The series has a dreamlike quality and we captured that partially in choosing to record on location in one of the finest seaside towns in North Yorkshire. The locals gave us access to their sheds, provided buckets and spades and just made us feel extremely welcome.”

Producer Sally Harrison said: “It’s unusual to have so many well-known actors in one radio production - it was a bit of a labour of love.”

Acclaimed actress Maxine Peake also features as the narrator of the series which begins on Radio 4 at 11pm on Wednesdays.