BBC Four orders ‘The Walshes’ comedy from ‘Father Ted’ creator

Count Arthur Strong

BBC Four has announced the commission of The Walshes, a new comedy co-written by Graham Linehan (The IT Crowd, Father Ted and Count Arthur Strong) and the five-strong comedy troupe Diet of Worms.

Starring Diet of Worms in the lead roles, the three-part series is the first non-audience sitcom that Linehan has directed.

The official synopsis reads: “The Walshes are a warm, tight-knit family from the West Dublin suburb of Strollinstown. Tony (Niall Gaffney) and Carmel (Philippa Dunne) are parents to Ciara (Amy Stephenson) and Rory (Rory Connolly), who are both still at home because the state of the Irish economy has forced them all back together. Even Ciara’s new boyfriend Graham (Shane Langan) is forced to move in and family friend Martin (Owen Roe) always seems to be hanging around mending bits and pieces, as well as accidentally becoming trapped in the wall cavity.”

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