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Beverley Callard joins cast of Newark, Newark

03/12/2021

Thursday 2 December 2021 Beverley Callard (Coronation Street) is set to star as Pauline in Golds recently announced comedy, Newark, Newark. The series is produced by Balloon Entertainment and currently in production.

Newark, Newark also stars Morgana Robinson (The Windsors) as Maxine, who is Paulines daughter, Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) as Terry and Nina Wadia (The Sandman) as Heather. Plus, Jai Hollis (Ruth & Safiya) as Leslie, Saskia Chana (The Bisexual) as Claire, Jessie Mae Alonzo (Little Joe) as Amber, Vahid Gold (Emerald City) as Rudy and Bo Poraj (Miranda) as Dariusz.

The three-part series is set in the small working class market town in the East Midlands and follows pugnacious chip shop manager and exhausted matriarch, Maxine, as she tries to ride out her divorce and find someone who actually lights her fire. However, its easier said than done with her big-mouthed, soft-bellied, son, Leslie dramatically coming out as gay to the surprise of no one and her dullard ex-husband, Terry, trying ever more desperately to win her back.

Newark, Newark is created and written by Nathan Foad (The Young Offenders), produced by Kenny Tanner (Mandy) and directed by Amanda Blue (The Windsors, How Brexit Stole My Mum). The executive producers for Balloon Entertainment are Dave Evans, Bryan Elsley and Nathan Foad.

Newark, Newark will air on Gold in early 2022.

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Kelly Phelps, Senior Publicist

About Gold

Sky 110(HD)/ 810, Virgin 120/124(HD), TalkTalk 310 On demand on Sky, Now TV and TalkTalk

Dedicated to celebrating the best of British comedy, Gold is the nations favourite comedy channel.

Classic British comedy series loved by all the family sit comfortably alongside new UKTV Original scripted comedies crafted by some of the nations finest comedic minds, such as Dads Army: The Lost Episodes, Murder, They Hope, The Cockfields and Sandylands. Meanwhile Golds unscripted series reunite the stars and partnerships of the nations best-loved shows to get to the heart of what makes them so evergreen - from passion projects such as French & Saunders: Funny Women, Billy Connolly Does..., Lenny Henrys Race Through Comedy and Ricky and Ralfs Very Northern Road Trip to the retrospective likes of dinnerladies diaries and The Fast Show: Just A Load of Blooming Catchphrases.

Gold is the perfect tonic to make you laugh whatever the time of day.

Gold.uktv.co.uk / @goldchannel

About UKTV

UKTV has been at the forefront of branded television for over 25 years, entertaining the nation with programmes they love. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday - span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and scripted drama, and are delivered to audiences through UKTV Play, Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat and Amazon Fire. The broadcaster is a significant investor in British creativity and is committed to working with new and established writers, directors and programme-makers.

UKTV is part of BBC Studios, the UKs most-awarded production company, a world-class distributor with international branded services, and a commercial subsidiary of the worlds leading public service broadcaster, the BBC.

corporate.uktv.co.uk | press.uktv.co.uk | @uktvpress

About Balloon Entertainment

Balloon Entertainment is an independent television production company writer run by show-runner Bryan Elsley (the creator and writer of Skins, Dates, The Young Persons Guide To Becoming A Rockstar, 40, Nature Boy and The Crow Road).

Productions to date include: Dates (Channel 4); The Story of the 2s (BBC Two); An Evening With Harry and Paul (BBC Two); Clique Series 1 & 2 (BBC Three and POP TV); Kiss Me First (E4 and Netflix); Eden (Stan and Spectrum), Champion (BBC One and Netflix) and The Love Box in your Living Room (BBC Two).

The Balloon slate contains a number of comedy and drama projects, developed for commissioners both in the UK and US with a focus on writers passion projects and working with up and coming talent.

www.balloonent.co.uk | @BalloonEnt
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