Fans of Wallace and Gromit are in for a treat as the pair return for a new adventure this Christmas on BBC One.

The beeb will premiere A Matter Of Loaf and Death over the festive period – allowing viewers to catch up with the animated duo who are now heading up their own bakery – Top Bun.

“I love making films for the cinema but the production of Chicken Run and Curse Of The Were-Rabbit were virtually back to back and each film took five years to complete, A Matter Of Loaf And Death will be so much quicker to make. I’m delighted to be back into production and back with BBC One with Wallace and Gromit. Over the years the BBC has been incredibly supportive of Wallace and Gromit, this film feels like their homecoming.” Nick Park, creator.

The new film reunites Park with Bob Baker, his writing partner for the The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. Former Corrie star Sally Lindsay will be the voice of Piella Bakewell, alongside Peter Sallis who voices Wallace.

Business is booming, not least because a deadly Cereal Killer is targeting all the bakers in town and so competition is drying up. Gromit is worried that they may be the next victims but Wallace couldn’t care – he’s fallen head over heels in love with Piella Bakewell, former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials. So Gromit is left to run things on his own when he’d much rather be getting better acquainted with Piella’s lovely pet poodle Fluffles.

Before long Gromit makes a shocking discovery which points to the killer’s true identity. Can he save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered? And does Fluffles know more than she is saying? It’s a classic “who-doughnut” mystery, as four-time Academy Award-winning director Nick Park creates a hilarious new masterpiece in the tradition of the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock

“I am delighted Wallace and Gromit will be part of our Christmas schedule on BBC One. A Matter Of Loaf And Death is just the sort of unmissable family entertainment that epitomises the channel at its very best.” Controller, BBC One, Jay Hunt

A Matter Of Loaf And Death is an Aardman Animations production for BBC One.

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