Little Britain duo's new show revealed

Come Fly With Me to be set in an airport

BBC One has confirmed details of the new show from Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

The six-part series has the working title Come Fly With Me and is set in a busy airport. It promises all new characters from the duo, plus ‘special guest appearances’ throughout the series.

BBC One controller Jay Hunt said: ‘It's thrilling that Matt and David's next big show will be on BBC One. They are uniquely talented comic writers and performers and Come Fly With Me is a wonderfully exciting idea.’

And the BBC’s head of comedy Mark Freeland added: ‘I'm proud and excited that the BBC are back working with David and Matt, two of the country's most brilliant comedy talents. Also it's great that it'll be boom time once again for dress, wig and mak- up suppliers in the UK.’

The series is now in pre-production and will be filmed in HD, for broadcast later this year.

The producer is Adam Tandy, whose credits include The Thick Of It and In The Loop and the director is Paul King, who alsoo directed Mighty Boosh.

Veteran comedy producer Geoff Posner is executive producing the show for Little Britain Productions, alongside the BBC’s Freeland.

Published: 28 May 2010

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