British pop star Pixie Lott is set to go back in time after signing up to appear in a U.K. Tv show set in the 1960s.

The Mama Do hitmaker will play an entertainer named Megan in a feature-length version of Tv series Inspector George Gently, which is set in 1960s Britain.

Lott says, "I love the fact that Inspector George Gently is a period drama set in the Sixties and I can't wait to play the role of Megan. It will be great to... play a role that gives me a real feel for the period."

Producer Matthew Bird adds, "Pixie was very excited about joining the cast and we are delighted that Pixie is to make her Tv acting debut in Inspector George Gently - we know she will bring something very special to the role."