Suranne Jones has revealed her cop drama Scott & Bailey is one of the shows being parodied in new comedy A Touch of Cloth.
The former Coronation Street actress stars with John Hannah in the new Sky1 HD show written by Charlie Brooker, a spoof of cliched TV crime dramas.
Suranne revealed: “On one of the rehearsal days I wasn’t there and they’d given out these DVDs of cop shows to have a look at, of shows that we were parodying. And the next day I came in and said ‘What was on the DVD?’ and everyone said ‘Oh, just cop shows…’
“Anyway, finally someone said to me, ‘You were on that DVD in Scott & Bailey. So basically you’re going to take the p*** out of yourself on the show that you take seriously.’ So no wonder they decided to give out the DVD on the day I was off!”
But she insisted she won’t have a problem returning to the ITV1 show, which co-stars Lesley Sharp and Amelia Bullmore. Suranne said: “If Scott & Bailey are doing the cliches that we’re parodying on this show, then we’re doing something wrong and I guess I should have a word.”
Writer Charlie revealed part of the reason he made the show was to impress his mum.
He said: “I thought it was time somebody did a spoof of detective serials. I’ve always been a fan of spoofs, of the Airplane mode, because I think it’s a very tricky type of humour to do well. Hopefully we’ve pulled it off.
“I’ve always wanted to do something – it’s the sort of thing that my mother likes. Because most of the stuff I do, my mum likes it, but it’s not really her cup of tea.”