Gold Onboard For Murder On The Blackpool Express

Gold has commissioned Murder on The Blackpool Express, a new two-part comedy drama from Jason Cook (Hebburn), billed as a mixture of comedy and classic murder mystery set on a guided coach tour to Blackpool.

The story follows Terry, the despondent driver of the coach who’s stuck in a rut. He has no goal or passions, apart from an unrequited love interest in tour organiser, Gemma. But everything changes when an OAP dies under suspicious circumstances and Terry suspects something sinister is afoot.

Soon the number of passengers has seriously dwindled and Terry feels compelled to solve the mystery and save Gemma’s business; hopefully winning her love in the process.

General Manager for Gold, Steve North, said: “With a raft of comic characters, large set pieces and a thrilling whodunnit twist, Murder on The Blackpool Express will provide an ambitious and truly unique offering for the Gold audience.”

“Following an overwhelmingly positive response from viewers to new scripted comedies such as Marley’s Ghosts and The Rebel, we’re delighted to be announcing another cracking piece of brand-defining comedy for the channel.”