New show for David Walliams and Matt Lucas

Walliams and Lucas in Little Britain Walliams and Lucas enjoyed huge success with Little Britain

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Little Britain stars David Walliams and Matt Lucas are to write and appear in a new BBC One comedy based in an airport.

Filming on the six-part series, which will feature new characters played by the pair as well as a number of guest appearances, has yet to begin.

BBC head of comedy Mark Freeland said the new show, provisionally titled Come Fly With Me, would mean "boom time" for "dress, wig and make-up suppliers".

The programme is expected to air later this year.

Jay Hunt, controller of BBC One, said: "It's thrilling that Matt and David's next big show will be on BBC One.

"They are uniquely talented comic writers and performers and Come Fly With Me is a wonderfully exciting idea."

Walliams, 38, and Lucas, 36, enjoyed huge success with TV sketch programme Little Britain - featuring characters including Lou and Andy, and Marjorie Dawes - which began as a Radio 4 show.

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