Andy Riley |

The Great Outdoors, 10pm BBC2, Jan 13!

Big night tonight…mine and Kevin’s sitcom The Great Outdoors is repeated on BBC2 at 10 PM. It’s only been on BBC four so far, so this is its first outing on one of the terrestrial channels.

It’s about a group of ramblers, centring around a battle of wills for the control of the group between Christine (played by Ruth Jones) and Bob (played by Mark Heap). It’s full of jokes, punch-ups, hate and love.

Also in the cast are Katherine Parkinson, best known as Jen in the IT crowd, Steve Edge who was in Phoenix Nights, Stephen Wight, Gwyneth Keyworth and Joe Tracini. Mark Heap was in Spaced and Green Wing of course, and I probably don’t need to remind you that Ruth Jones was Ness in Gavin and Stacey. It’s quite a cast.

Because it started off as a BBC for thing,there’s just three episodes so far, so it will be on for another two weeks after this. Hopefully, the BBC will letters make some more.

A rabbit does appear in episode one… Not committing suicide, but doing something else… You’ll have to watch and see. It’s one of the best things we’ve ever done; I love it dearly.