SANDYLANDS is written by Martin Collins and Alex Finch for GOLD and King Bert Productions.

27-year-old Emily Verma is living the high life (or so she tells herself) in London, having escaped the clutches of Sandylands – her seaside hometown where her semi-estranged father Les Vegas remains a local celebrity as arcade owner and self-proclaimed ‘King of the Strip’. However, when this neon-encrusted ‘jewel of the north’ becomes headline news after a bloodied pedalo is washed ashore – a pedalo last hired by Les – Emily is forced to make a reluctant visit home, where she quickly discovers that all is definitely not what it seems in her old stomping ground.


Writers: Martin Collins & Alex Finch

Director: Michael Cumming

Producer: Rosemary McGowan

Executive Producer: Jo Sargent

Starring: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Natalie Dew, David Walliams, Sophie Thompson, Hugh Bonneville, Simon Bird, Harriet Webb, Craig Parkinson, Hamza Jeetooa, Bronwyn James

Broadcaster: GOLD

Duration: 3 x 30′

Transmission: Wednesday 4th March, Thursday 5th March and Friday 6th March 2020 at 10:00pm

Nominated for Favourite Comedy at this year’s TV Times Awards. For full line up and to vote, visit