Gavin And Stacey stars Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters attended the premiere of their new comedy drama ‘Pitching In’ at Pontio in Bangor this evening.
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. ‘Pitching In’ will also feature an all-star cast including Hayley Mills, Caroline Sheen and Ifan Huw Dafydd.
Set around a caravan park on Anglesey, ‘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.
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.”
Following the premiere Larry Lamb and Melanie Walters participated in a question and answer session which was well received by the audience, and yes they do hope to film a second series on Anglesey.
The first of four episodes will be shown on BBC One Wales starting on 12 February at 9pm followed by a repeat showing in the afternoons in March.