Gaynor and Ray

Gaynor & Ray reunites Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon in a new comedy

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Gaynor & Ray, a brand new Comedy Playhouse reunites Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon

Created and written by Ruth Jones and David Peet and made by Tidy Productions, Gaynor & Ray (1×35’) features the exciting reunion of two BBC favourites and real-life friends, Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon in the title roles and is the latest Comedy Playhouse to be commissioned for broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Meet Gaynor and Ray Davies from Cardiff — two fifty-something newlyweds, both married for a second time. Gaynor’s first marriage ended when she discovered her husband was unfaithful (multiple times); Ray’s first marriage ended because he was ‘impossible to live with’ (or so his ex-wife never tires of telling him). But now they’re both trying again.

In this 35-minute special we join the newlyweds on their honeymoon to the Scottish Highlands where they meet a variety of characters and situations. And having only met six months ago, there are many things — not all of them endearing — this couple keeps discovering about each other, often begging the question have they done the right thing?

Writer-creators David Peet and Ruth Jones say:

“We’re delighted to watch Gaynor & Ray come to life on screen. Through them we get to see the male and female take on life and relationships as well as the nonsense in the day-to-day.”

Gaynor & Ray — one-off or pilot?

We strongly suspect this will become something more. Man shows, including The Other One, Motherland and Famalam came to screen via the same route. There’s more in the BBC announcement, and we’re promised more casting and transmission details soon. We’ll bring them when we get them.