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Valco’s staff gets new additions


Bafta-winning actress Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter), Stephen Tompkinson (Wild at Heart), Jack Carroll (Britain’s Got Talent) and Aisling Bea (Edinburgh Fringe So You Think You’re Funny Award) are joining the cast Sky 1 comedy Trollied series 4.

Miriam Margolyes will play Colin’s nan Rose, who has decided to get a job on the tills at Valco. If Colin wants to continue to be seen as the good boy his Nan thinks he is, then he is going to have to be on his best behaviour at work.

Tompkinson will play Brian, Valco’s new pharmacist. He has pretentions to be a doctor, although Valco’s new pharmacy counter is the closest he’ll get.

Next up is new boy Harry (Carroll). At just 16, he has recently finished his GCSEs and with 9 A*s he is by far the brightest person Valco has ever had. The problem is he knows it. He’s a cheeky know-it-all, who gets away with anything because he’s smart enough to deliver it with total innocence.

Last to join the Valco staff is Charlotte (Bea). She’s the hopeless daughter and heiress of the man who owns Valco and daddy has decided that Gavin is the one to show her the ropes, from the bottom up.

Jason Watkins (Gavin), Rita May (Margaret), Carl Rice (Colin), Beverly Rudd (Lisa), Lorraine Cheshire (Sue), Faye Mckeever (Linda), Victor McGuire (Ian) and Dominic Coleman (Neville) will all reprise their roles in the series.

Miriam Margolyes commented: “I’m thrilled to be joining the cast of Trollied, such a popular and well-loved series. I can’t wait to get stuck in to playing the part of Rose – she’s blunt, straight talking and mischievous; you could say – no acting required!”

Stephen Tompkinson said: “I’m very much looking forward to playing Brian. He definitely takes his job very seriously but he also wastes a lot of time talking so I think he will fit into Valco perfectly!”

Jack Carroll added: “I am very excited to be joining the new series of Trollied. I’m playing a slightly overweight disabled teenager – Typecast again!”

Executive Producer for Roughcut TV is Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd) and Jon Mountague for Sky.

Trollied, series 4 will go into production this summer and will air on Sky 1 HD later this year.