Cleared for take-off on BBC One: Matt Lucas and David Walliams

BBC One today announced a new comedy series, Come Fly With Me (working title), starring and written by the makers of Little Britain, Matt Lucas and David Walliams.

Set in a busy airport, the six-part series features all new characters played by Matt and David, plus special guest appearances throughout the series.

Jay Hunt, Controller BBC One 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.”

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy, said: “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 make up suppliers in the UK.”

The series is now in pre-production in the UK, to be filmed in HD, for broadcast later this year, and is a Little Britain Productions/BBC Production. Executive Producer for Little Britain Productions is Geoff Posner, and Mark Freeland for BBC Productions.

The producer is Adam Tandy, whose credits include the award-winning The Thick Of It and In The Loop and the director is Paul King (The Mighty Boosh).

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