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Martin Clunes comedy comeback in new BBC1 sitcom Warren

Martin Clunes on his new comedy character Warren: 'He’s grumpy but in a very different way to Doc Martin'

Martin Clunes will be back on our screens in a new BBC 1 comedy, Warren.

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes will play another grumpy character in a new BBC 1 comedy series, Warren.

His character Warren Thompson is a driving instructor whose world is turned upside down when he is forced to leave his life behind down south and up sticks to Preston, when his partner Anne's dad falls ill.

Warren soon finds plenty to complain about when he gets stuck looking after two teenage sons and gets a new job which he hates. Oh, and he doesn't think much of life up north either. Warren is a man who speaks his mind, so everyone around him had better watch out!

“I had kind of told myself that I didn’t want to do another sitcom," said Martin who found fame in 90s hit sitcom Men Behaving Badly. "But the script is just so funny and I didn't want anyone else to do it."

Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC added: “We have enormous faith in Warren as the pilot episode displayed the perfect alchemy of well-drawn characters, punchy funny lines, a terrific ensemble cast and in Martin Clunes a heavyweight comedy champion who we’re delighted to see step back in to the ring of a BBC 1 sitcom."

Warren, starring Martin Clunes, starts on BBC 1 later this year.