Matt Lucas: 'I'm absolutely besotted with Marley's Ghosts' (VIDEO)

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Little Britain creator Matt Lucas has high hopes for his new Gold comedy drama Marley's Ghosts, a show he says is so good he's been watching the first episode every day.

Marley's Ghosts (opens in new tab) is a three-part series about a woman who's having an affair, but traumatic events turn her life upside down. The show's title gives viewers a clue about the twist.

Matt, whose production company John Stanley Productions (opens in new tab) created it for UKTV channel Gold, told What's on TV: "I love Marley's Ghosts. I'm not supposed to be... I know I'm biased, cos it's my company that made it, but I absolutely... I'm besotted with the show and I've watched the first episode, I keep watching it every day. I'm absolutely in love with the show. "]

"Marley's Ghosts is about a lady played by Sarah Alexander, who is having an affair with Nick Burns but also has a husband played by John Hannah, but then something really dramatic happens... I'm not sure I want to give it away, I don't want to spoil it."

Matt continued: "It's one of those great shows with a lot of twists and turns and surprises and Jo Joyner's in it as the vicar and she's absolutely hilarious."

His company has also produced a new sitcom, Bull, set in an antiques shop and starring Maureen Lipman and Robert Lindsay.

Bull screens on Gold later in the year and Matt said: "There's a lot of physical comedy in there, you know. It's a big, old-fashioned comedy. When you see Robert Lindsay's suits you go, 'Ah! I know where we are.'"

Watch Matt talk about dividing his life between the US and Britain, his ex flatmate Rebel Wilson, his upcoming roles and being shouted at in the street, above.

Marley's Ghosts premieres on Gold on Wednesday, September 30.

Patrick McLennan

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.