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28 October 2014

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Comedy Romans Empire

Starts Thursday 12 April, 9.30pm on BBC TWO
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Roman Pretty and family

Roman Pretty is a self-made millionaire with three beautiful daughters. When boyfriends come along, they become, as everyone, just another part of the business.

Neil Dudgeon as RomanRoman's empire started as a caravan park and developed into a multi-million pound leisure and travel agency, branching out to places people never knew they wanted to go. Like Somalia.

His ex-glamour model wife Morwenna and his three daughters are extraordinarily close, taking time every week for an emotional 'Roman forum'.

Matthew Horne as LeoMiddle daughter Nikki returns from filming B-movie thriller The Squid (They're Killermari!). Long-term boyfriend Leo (Mathew Horne) proposes, only to find she's returned with a new boyfriend - the public school rugger-boy Seb (Nicholas Burns).

Sarah Solemani as JennyMeanwhile, eldest daughter Jenny (Sarah Solemani) is the proud mother of baby Nikki. Boyfriend Jase (Chris O'Dowd) has been unable to escape the relationship for several years, through a mixture of bad luck and laziness. Fatherhood is the final straw.

As he looks for an escape from his new responsibilities, the baby finds a way of reaching out to him - by speaking to him through the demonic voice of Morwenna Banks.

Nicholas Burns as SebWill Leo will ever get Nikki back? Even by revealing Seb's proclivity for dressing as a baby and being spanked?

Spoiled and self-centred but ultimately big-hearted, the Pretty family somehow charm their way through life. Probably because they have an obscene amount of money.

Your emotions are like a thick mane of hair, Leo. We can maintain it but you have to pick up the shampoo.

Roman on sharing

If you're a fan of The IT Crowd, you'll be very happy to see Chris O'Dowd back on the small screen. Nicholas Burns comes straight from Man Stroke Woman, after chalking up an impressive performance alongside Julia Davis in Fear of Fanny. Montserrat Lombard might look familiar from appearances in Nathan Barley, Hyperdrive and Love Soup.

Cast & Crew

Roman Pretty
Neil Dudgeon
Nikki Pretty
Montserrat Lombard
Jenny Pretty
Sarah Solemani
Kelly Pretty
Scarlett Rose Patterson
Morwenna Pretty
Carla Mendonça
Mathew Horne
Chris O'Dowd
Nicholas Burns
Baby Nikki
Morwenna Banks
Ben Cavey
Harry Williams
Jack Williams
Elliot Hegarty
Executive Producer
Sophie Clarke-Jervoise

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