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Russ Abbot to star in new BBC One sitcom Grey Mates

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Russ Abbot is to star in new BBC One sitcom Grey Mates.

Veteran stars Stephanie Beacham, Alison Steadman and June Whitfield will also appear in the six-part half-hour comedy.

Russ Abbot

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Russ Abbot



Created by Citizen Khan writer Richard Pinto, Grey Mates will follow the ups and downs of three recently retired couples.

Philip Jackson, James Smith and Paula Wilcox have also been cast as pensioners "all coming at retirement from very different directions".

Announced today (December 2) by Controller of BBC One, Charlotte Moore, Grey Mates promises to "strike a chord with people of all generations".

Made by Hat Trick Productions, the sitcom will be produced by Paul Schlesinger (Twenty Twelve) and executive produced by Jimmy Mulville (Outnumbered).

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