Gavin And Stacey stars Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters will be reuniting at Pontio in Bangor on 17 January, for the launch of their new TV comedy drama ‘Pitching In‘ and tickets to the event are free!
Following the preview at Pontio there will be a Q&A session with Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters.
Lamb played Gavin’s father Mick Shipman while Walters was Stacey’s mother Gwen West in the much-loved BBC sitcom, which ended in 2010.
Set around a caravan park on the north Wales coast, Pitching In tells the story of three generations of the same family, all struggling to make the best of a very unusual – and sometimes very difficult – situation.
Pitching In will be made by the highly acclaimed LA Productions (Broken, Moving On). Written by Johanne McAndrew and Elliot Hope, it will also feature an all-star cast including Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen and Ifan Huw Dafydd.
Larry Lamb said: “Eleven years after Gavin and Stacey burst onto the scene I’m heading out west again, switching Barry Island for Anglesey this time! I’m delighted to be playing the role of Frank in Pitching In – it’s a touching, funny and romantic story and a fascinating glimpse of life on the north Wales coast.”
BBC Cymru Wales’ Head of Commissioning, Nick Andrews said: “We all need more ‘feel good’ in our lives and this warm family drama promises to be just that. Pitching In is a comedy drama about family, friendship and community, which will showcase the beauty of north Wales.”
BBC Controller of Programming and Daytime, Dan McGolpin said: “Hot on the heels of their RTS award for Moving On, this is a new drama from LA Productions and also a new collaboration with BBC Wales. It’s a welcome addition to the BBC Daytime drama slate and our audience are going to enjoy getting to know these naturally funny characters and their life struggles in the beautiful countryside of north Wales.”
Bafta Cymru & BBC Wales presents
Pitching In (Preview) + Q&A (12A)
With Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters
Thursday 17 January, 7pm
Free Tickets (Limited Availability)
Melanie Walters will also be attending the preview