Shane Richie joins The Taylors | New comedy from Two Doors Down creator

Shane Richie joins The Taylors

New comedy from Two Doors Down creator

The cast has been announced for new BBC sitcom The Taylors, with  Shane Richie taking the lead role.

As Chortle reported last week, Two Doors Down creator Simon Carlyle has written the  which revolves around a fun-loving nouveau riche couple, Gary and Melissa, and their noisy family who've recently relocated to a middle-class street in Watford.

Richie – who has been hinting that he may be making a return to EastEnders –  will play Gary a flirtatious ‘child of the 80s who loves a pint, loves a sunbed, loves the birds’. 

Nathan Barley star  Nicholas Burns also has a role, as does Jack Bence, who played pupil Grayson in Bad Education.

The one-off is being made for a series of pilots for Radio Two, with the hopes it will make it to TV eventually.

A run-through will be performed at the Backyard Comedy Club in Londonnext week. Free audience tickets are available here.

The show is in development for BBC Two with producers Hat Trick, who make Derry Girls, Have I Got News For You and Episodes.

Carlyle’s other credits include Boy Meets Girl and Benidorm.

Published: 12 Mar 2018

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