COMEDIAN John Bishop is to star in BBC1’s hard-hitting drama Accused.
The award-winning stand-up plays a troubled father called Peter in the second series of Jimmy McGovern’s show.
Liverpool-born John, 44, said he was “made up” to land the role in an episode of the new four-part series which begins filming this weekend.
“WHO invented this?”
Tom Ronstadt, played by John Simm, is in a pub, unimpressed with the world of karaoke.
“Have you any Smiths, Leonard Cohen?” he asks his screen sister Nancy (Olivia Colman), perusing the songbook in three-part BBC1 thriller Exile.
Who then proceeds to treat the locals to her version of Britney Spears’ Toxic.
There is much to love about Danny Brocklehurst’s drama, with a script as fresh as the day Morrissey first waved gladioli on Top Of The Pops while singing This Charming Man.