The actors will take on a ‘northern road trip’ for the Gold channel.

“People are always going on about exotic holidays here, luxury cruises there, finding your inner-self wherever. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of sun on the Med as much as the next man – but for my money, there’s everything you could ever want on your doorstep here in the north of England – and no better way to see it than in your own home on wheels.” – Ricky Tomlinson

UKTV is reuniting Ricky Tomlinson and Ralf Little for the nation’s favourite comedy channel Gold in Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip.

The six-part series sees the two much loved comic stars head out together in a campervan across the north of England, where they’ll share memories, entertain each other, and along the way discover just what sets the north apart from the rest of the UK.

Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip is produced by North One. The pair are of course best known for working together on family sitcom The Royle Family.

The programme is the latest UKTV Original for Gold, following David Jason: Planes, Trains & Automobiles and the smash hit success of Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes.

Shortly due on the channel are a pair of retrospectives fronted by Sir Lenny Henry – Race Through Comedy and Trust Morecambe and Wise, while in scripted the channel is looking ahead to Dial M for Middlesbrough starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson, The Cockfields, written by Joe Wilkinson and David Earl, starring Diane Morgan, Joe Wilkinson, Sue Johnston and Bobby Ball and Sandylands starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, David Walliams and Natalie Dew.

“I’ve been lucky enough to do a fair bit of travelling around various bits of the world – but this promises to be a holiday like no other. Weeks on the road, in a campervan with my 80-year-old TV dad. In the middle of autumn. What could possibly go wrong? Seriously, bring it on. Who knows, I may even be able to teach him a thing or two about the north.” – Ralf Little

Ricky and Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip will air on Gold next year: Sky 110(HD)/ 810, Virgin 120/124(HD), BT and TalkTalk 310 On demand on Sky, Now TV and TalkTalk

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