Gold has rounded out the cast for Dial M For Middlesbrough. Jason Donovan, Sally Lindsay, Joanna Page, Ambreen Razia, John Macmillan, Sheila Reid, Georgie Glen, Annette Crosbie, Phil Davis, Mike Wozniak, Selina Griffiths and Jason Forbes have all signed on to star opposite Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson in the feature-length follow up to both Murder On The Blackpool Express and Death On The Tyne.
Dial M For Middlesbrough sees Gemma (Sian Gibson) and Terry (Johnny Vegas) thrown into jeopardy when their coach breaks down in the middle of a fierce thunderstorm whilst they’re on their way to collect Mildred and Hilda and take them to a funeral in Middlesbrough. They are forced to seek refuge in Shady Creek Caravan Park, a mysterious place that seems to strike a particular terror in an unusually jumpy Gemma.
Jason Donovan has been cast as Shady Creek Caravan Park’s Events Manager Darren; Sally Lindsay as site owner Evie; Joanna Page as the site’s chef Susan; Ambreen Razia as Penny, a holiday prize-winner; John Macmillan as American tourist Chad; Sheila Reid as Mildred; Georgie Glen as Hilda; Annette Crosbie as long-term park resident Edna; Phil Davis as fellow site owner Jed; Mike Wozniak as birdwatcher Neil; Selina Griffiths as fellow birdwatcher Mary; and Jason Forbes as Phil, a holiday prize-winner.
The feature-length comedy drama was greenlit back in June and was commissioned for Gold by UKTV’s Head of Scripted Pete Thornton and ordered by UKTV’s Director of Commissioning Richard Watsham and Gold Channel Director Gerald Casey. Jason Cook, who penned both of the previous films, is returning to write the script. Shiny Button is producing. Dial M For Middlesbrough is expected to premiere on Gold in December.