Home From Home

Ep 1/6

Friday 20 April



In Home From Home, Johnny Vegas stars as Neil Hackett who, alongside wife Fiona (Niky Wardley), has finally achieved a long-cherished dream of buying a lodge in the Lake District.

Their traditional lodge at Lake View Holiday Park means everything to them, the years of scrimping and saving now feel worth it. That is until they wake up the next morning and meet their neighbours, the effortlessly superior Dillons, outdoorsy Robert (Adam James, Doctor Foster) and glamorous Penny (Emilia Fox, Silent Witness).

Strictly Come Dancing favourite Susan Calman and musical theatre legend Elaine Paige – who is almost unrecognisable as Neil’s fun-loving mum, Mercy Hackett – also appear in the series.

It’s the first day of the new season and the Hacketts are very excited to be back on site, especially as Neil believes he has found a friend in new area manager Darren. His proof for this blossoming relationship is that he was able to eat an out of date BLT sandwich without having to ask permission!

After Neil tells her there is a strong chance Darren and his vegetarian wife might be planning to visit over the weekend, Fiona sets about trying to plan the perfect menu to impress their guests. But Neil is left stunned when he receives a text from Darren telling him not to come in on Monday as he knows what he’s done.

To make matters worse, site manager Thistlewaite has chosen to install a brand new WiFi mast right outside the Hackett’s front window. In despair Neil escapes to the lake searching for solace and finds Robert on sparkling form celebrating a business award. When Neil returns to the lodge to see the mast about to be installed, he has a spontaneous moment of righteous anger, and takes drastic action that leaves everyone shocked and without WiFi!

Starring Johnny Vegas, Emilia Fox, Adam James, Nikki Wardley, and Pearce Quigley.

Produced by Rebecca Papworth & Directed by Paul Murphy.