UKTV’s Gold returns to original comedy ‘Sandylands’


UKTV-operated UK channel Gold has ordered a second season of comedy Sandylands.

The 3 x 40-minute show is produced by King Bert Productions and starts filming today, with Sanjeev Bhaskar (Unforgotten) and Natalie Dew (Roadkill) starring.

The series, which tracks the duo as they explore the high seas in a pedalo, is written by Martin Collins and Alex Finch, with Michael Cumming (Brass Eye) directing, while UKTV head of scripted Pete Thornton and Gold channel director Gerald Casey commissioned the show.

Collins and Finch said: “We can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got in store for our incredible cast and are absolutely delighted to be welcoming some amazing new faces on a return trip to the beautiful British seaside.”

Thornton added: “Sandylands is a special place for me, and I’m really pleased to finally be returning to it after the long winter months of lockdown. Series one introduced us to a clutch of highly original characters played by an extraordinarily talented cast, and I know the Gold audience will be looking forward to their further adventures, as imagined by two of our most original comic minds, Alex Finch and Martin Collins.”

Sandylands joins UKTV originals for Gold such as one-off special French And Saunders: Funny Women, and three-part series Murder, They Hope.

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