Death on the Tyne starts Sat 15 @9PM | CHRISTMASGOLD
Building on the incredible success of UKTV Original Murder on the Blackpool Express in 2017, Gold is bringing back Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson's much-loved characters Terry and Gemma in Death on the Tyne (1x120'). The pair will reunite with a whole host of comedy greats as they embark on a brand-new murder mystery caper.
The feature-length murder mystery, produced by BAFTA award-winning Shiny Button Productions, written by Jason Cook (Hebburn, Murder on the Blackpool Express) and directed by critically-acclaimed comedy director Ed Bye (French and Saunders, Kevin & Perry Go Large, Red Dwarf, Bottom) is set on a ferry.
It lines up an impressive ensemble cast including Sue Johnston (The Royle Family), Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones's Diary, I'm Alan Partridge), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony, Two Doors Down), Georgie Glen(Calendar Girls, Damned), Don Gilet (EastEnders), Tony Gardner (Stella, Fresh Meat), James Fleet (Vicar of Dibley), Taj Atwal (Stella, In the Club), David Mumeni(The Windsors, Fearless) and the return of Sheila Reid (Benidorm) as Mildred.
Terry (Vegas) and Gemma (Gibson) promise to take Mildred (Sheila Reid) and her care home friends, including Hilda (Georgie Glen) and Colleen (Sue Johnston) on an Amsterdam cruise adventure across the Tyne. ⛴ 🐬
They're welcomed aboard the Empress of the Tyne by ageing lothario Captain Jack (James Fleet) and his motley crew - Cruise Director Denise (Felicity Montagu), First Officer Justin Valentine (Tony Gardner), DJ Bobby (David Mumeni), ex-pianist Alan (Don Gilet), barmaid Tracy (Taj Atwal) and self-obsessed cabaret singer Emily (Doon Mackichan). It's not long before things start to go awry in the most puzzling mystery the Tyne has ever seen.