BBC Comedy continue to Hold the Sunset for second outing

Hold The Sunset begins production for second series.

Former Coronation Street actress Sue Johnston is joining Hold The Sunset.

“I’m thrilled to be working with such a great cast of actors. Some are new friends and some are old friends – it is a joy to be joining them all.” – Sue Johnston

Shooting has started on the second series of the BBC One comedy Hold The Sunset, written by Charles McKeown. The show, made by BBC Studios, was the most successful comedy launch on BBC One since 2014, with over six million viewers turning in.

The end of the first series saw Edith (Alison Steadman) and Phil (John Cleese) still planning to move abroad, but with Edith’s 50 year-old son Roger (Jason Watkins) showing no signs of leaving home or reuniting with his estranged wife Wendy (Rosie Cavaliero), their dream of a sunset happy ever after slipped ever further away.

Joining the cast this series are actress Sue Johnston as Edith’s impossible sister Joan; Christian Brassington as hopeless estate agent Percy; and Shauna MacDonald as Bob’s irrepressible and individual daughter Georgie.

“We’d like to see the sun to rise on another series of this hugely popular family sitcom which shimmers with legends of British comedy.” – Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC

John Cleese stars in Hold The Sunset, his first major sitcom since Fawlty Towers.
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