Welsh-made comedy High Hopes is back. Cwm Pen-Ôl’s favorite resident Richard “Fagin” Hepplewhite (Robert Blythe) is up to his old tricks and is back on screen after five years away.
The one-off special is part of the forthcoming BBC Wales Real Valleys Season – stories from the South Wales Valleys, told by the people who live there.
The 60 minute special also sees Brecon-born Gareth Gwenlan return to BBC Wales for the first time since 2008. Television comedy legend Gwenlan, best known for his work on Only Fools and Horses and The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin, will direct and produce the episode of the cult series, which is written by Boyd Clack and Kirsten Jones.
Gwenlan, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by BAFTA Cymru in 2011, and awarded an OBE in 2013, brings four decades of television comedy expertise with him.Gareth Gwenlan says: “It’s a real pleasure to come back to BBC Wales to work on the new High Hopes. The comedy’s always had a loyal and enthusiastic following and this special return promises to be a real treat for fans.
“Of course there’ll be all sorts of scrapes in store for Fagin Hepplewhite and his motley crew – as well as a few surprises. Fans have been patiently waiting for this return – so it’s an early Christmas gift from us, knowing they won’t have to wait much longer.”
Sadly the series’ matriarch, Elsie Hepplewhite, will not be back following the death of legendary Welsh actress Margaret John in 2011. High Hopes will be screened on BBC One Wales in March.
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