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Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman are set to appear in a new sitcom based in an antiques shop.

Robert, who shot to fame playing the delusional revolutionary Wolfie Smith in 1970s’ hit Citizen Smith, and who also appeared in the popular BBC show My Family, will play shop owner Rupert Bull while veteran actress Maureen plays one of his staff.

Maureen Lipman



Maureen Lipman (Steve Parsons/PA)

 

The three-part series, called Bull, will be broadcast on Gold later this year.

Gold’s commissioning editor Simon Lupton said: “Whether Rupert Bull and his clueless staff are trying to restore Faberge eggs, value Edwardian ball bearings or work on luring in new customers with a creepy window display of dead animals, it always ends in hilarious disaster.

“Robert Lindsay is one of our most versatile and funny actors, perfect to lead this cast as the loveable but completely hopeless Bull. We think the Gold audience will fall in love with all these charming, disparate characters, who really are the proverbial bulls in a china shop.”