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Johnny Vegas to star in Lakeland comedy

Johnny Vegas on the set of Still Open All Hours
Johnny Vegas on the set of Still Open All Hours
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St Helens funnyman Johnny Vegas is to star in a new sitcom with Silent Witness’ Emilia Fox.

The Benidorm actor will head a cast of stars including Fox and Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page.

Home From Home will be set in the Lake District.

TV Bosses have commissioned the pilot episode as part of a season of programmes marking 60 years since Hancock’s Half Hour first appeared on British TV screens.

A BBC spokesman said: "Home From Home is about a family man, played by Johnny Vegas, who has long cherished the dream of buying a lodge in the Lake District.

"When he finally achieves his ambition, the years of scrimping and saving all feel worth it, but that’s until he meets the neighbours. Just be careful what you wish for.”