Come Fly With Me
» Episode guide
» Interview with Matt and
Matt Lucas and David Walliams returned to our screens within
a prime-time television slot on BBC ONE and BBC ONE HD on Christmas Day 2010. 'Come Fly With Me' is a six-part series that essentially takes the
'Little Britain' formula and move it into an airport.
The show is a spoof of reality TV shows Airport and Airline (a mockumentary).
Walliams and Lucas play
virtually all the characters from un-PC customs officials to camp airline crew
with guest stars coming in to fill secondary parts.
Announcing the news (towards the end of May 2010) that six
episodes have been commissioned, BBC One's controller Jay Hunt said: "It's
thrilling that Matt and David's next big show will be on BBC One.
"They are uniquely talented comic writers and performers and Come Fly With Me is
a wonderfully exciting idea."
The producer is Adam Tandy, whose credits include the
award-winning 'The Thick Of It' and 'In The Loop' and the director is Paul King
(The Mighty Boosh).
Mark Freeland, BBC head of comedy will executive produce for
the BBC, along with Geoff Posner of Little Britain Productions.
Fans of Little Britain should not expect to see familiar
characters such as Daffyd Thomas and Marjorie Dawes, as Walliams and Lucas have
come up with a selection of new characters for Come Fly With Me.
Matt and David began filming the series during the start of
August 2010 with the first location being Pinewood Studios, and later in the
month the cast and crew headed over to Croxley Green Business Park, Watford
according to location manager Johnny Ludlow.
It has also been confirmed that Matt and David filmed certain shots of the series in a Boeing 747 aircraft located at the BBC Top Gear
test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey.
On August 27th 2010, Matt and David were spotted filming at
Doncaster airport, and during the start of September 2010, the cast were spotted
briefly at Luton airport followed by BAA Stansted airport, which looks to be the main base
for the series.
The first characters to be revealed (pictured top right)
are Walliams' moustachioed immigration officer Ian and Lucas showed off his
bearded airline official Taaj.
Guest appearances include David Schwimmer, Geri Halliwell, Rupert Grint,
Dale Winton and Ted Robbins.
for the 'Come Fly With Me' TV schedule and episode guides.
On the 28 January 2011 the BBC announced it had commissioned
a second series. Matt Lucas and David Walliams have not yet begun writing this
as of yet, but details of series two will be added here as and when.