Neil Morrissey, Sarah Alexander for BBC One comedy 'Me & Mrs Jones'
Published Apr 12 2012, 23:34 BST
By Tom Eames
and Sarah Alexander have signed up to star in a new BBC One sitcom.Me & Mrs Jones
is written by Green Wing
's Oriane Messina and Fay Rusling, and directed by Doctor Who
's Nick Hurran. Rules of Love
's Serena Cullen will produce.
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The comedy centres around Mrs Jones (Alexander) as she juggles motherhood and her love life. She has an ex-husband, a grown-up son, two young daughters and many young male admirers.Merlin
actor Nathaniel Parker and Misfits
star Robert Sheehan will also star in the show.
BBC One's Controller of Comedy Cheryl Taylor said: "If there has been any anxiety recently about the number of funny women working in comedy here we have the perfect antidote with the wonderful Sarah Alexander starring in a highly entertaining series written by Fay and Oriane and produced by Beryl [Vertue] and Serena. Perfick."
Executive producer Vertue added: "Producing comedy for the BBC is something we have done with great pride for many years and I am delighted we are back on BBC One with a new series.
"Hartswood Films has long been a creative hub for comedy, and it is a genuine pleasure to be working with the talented team behind Me & Mrs. Jones
Production for the sitcom will begin at Teddington Studios from May 21.
Neil Morrissey accepted "substantial" damages from the Daily Mail over a libellous article
The actor last appeared on BBC screens on Waterloo Road
as Eddie Lawson until 2009.> Sarah Alexander in Coupling: Tube Talk Gold