Gavin and Stacey star James Corden is set to appear in a new BBC2 comedy, the Wrong Mans – with Vicar of Dibley actress, Dawn French, playing his mum!

James plays hapless Phil Bourne, whose life is turned upside down by a case of mistaken identity. Phil and his friend Sam become drawn into a world of international conspiracy and intrigue as they cross paths with the mysterious Scarlett (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness and Merlin).

Helping Phil find his way is mum Linda (French), and the head of MI5, Cox (Rebecca Front, Grandma’s House).

The show, co-written by James, is due to screen at the end of September.