Benidorm star Johnny Vegas has a new sitcom coming to BBC2 this summer. In Home From Home, Johnny will play a man who’s had the long-held dream of buying a place in the Lake District. When he finally achieves his ambition, the years of scrimping and saving all feel worth it – until he meets his eccentric neighbours!
Home from Home is written by Chris Fewtrell and Simon Crowther and will also star Gavin & Stacey’s Joanna Page, Silent Witness actress Emilia Fox and Doctor Foster star Adam James.
Another BBC2 sitcom, Motherland, was also announced today. It’s a show about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood and is written by Graham Linehan, Sharon Horgan, Helen Linehan and Holly Walsh. Casting details will be revealed at a later date.