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Mack and Tate reunite for The Smiths


Catherine Tate and Lee Mack are to star in a new BBC One pilot titled: ‘The Smiths’, based on US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

The Smiths, to be set in Cheshire, follows a successful sportswriter who lives across the street from his overbearing parents and older brother.

The comedy will reunite Tate and Mack, after they appeared together in a live sketch show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1999. The pilot be written by Mack will be produced by the makers of Pulling, Silver River.

Tate is best known for her BBC sketch show The Catherine Tate Show and her role as Donna Noble in BBC’s Doctor Who. She will be next seen In David Walliams new comedy, Big School.

Mack is best known for his stand-up shows and can currently be seen on BBC One in the sixth series of his hit sitcom Not Going Out.

The US series starring Ray Romano ran from 1996 to 2005 on the CBS network and won 15 Emmy Awards in total.

The Smiths pilot episode will be recorded in front of a live audience on 28 May.