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Tennant & Lewis Up For First Radio Awards Prizes

Former Doctor Who David Tennant, Band Of Brothers star Damian Lewis and veteran British TV star June Whitfield are among the nominees who will compete...

Picture - June Whitfield - Opening Night... London United Kingdom, Tuesday 8th July 2014

June Whitfield - Opening Night of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time' at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th July 2014

Russ Abbot To Join Onscreen 'Grey Mates' For Newly Commissioned BBC One Comedy

Tags: June Whitfield - Stephanie Beacham - Alison Steadman - Philip Jackson - Paula Wilcox - James Smith

Acting veteran Russ Abbot has been confirmed to join the cast of an upcoming BBC One comedy, provisionally titled Grey Mates, will also star June Whitfield and Stephanie Beacham, rounding out a trio of pensioners living out their twilight years on the Norfolk coast. The premise is that each of the seniors faces his or her golden years in a different way. And OK, it might not sound that exciting, but let’s all think back to the original premise of Downton Abbey. There might still be some potential here too.

Alison Steadman, Philip Jackson, Paula Wilcox and James Smith will join Abbot to complete the principal cast of the series. Controller of BBC One Charlotte Moore said for BBC News: "Comedy has a unique ability to make the ordinary extraordinary and Grey Mates delivers that with a big hit of characters."

She added that the onset of retirement is "hilariously brought to life by a stellar cast whose relationships are tested in a multitude of ways."

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