Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Hello Ladies) and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing) are to star as two mismatched neighbours driving across the country to pick up the one toy that will make a little girl’s Christmas dreams come true.

Click & Collect is a 60’ comedy film written by Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf (Witless, Big Bad World, Parents) and directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie). It’s a co-production between BBC Studios and Mondo Deluxe and will air on BBC One this Christmas.

Stephen Merchant said: “Every year, my family watch the big Christmas TV specials and my dad falls asleep half way through. This year, I’m very excited to be starring in a big Christmas TV special that my dad can fall asleep half way through.”

Asim Chaudhry said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Stephen’s work for many years so it’s a dream to be working with him! I’m also over the moon about the fact that my ten year old sister can finally watch something I’m in that’s family friendly and wholesome, lol.’”

Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf are Executive Producers for Mondo Deluxe.

Filming for Click & Collect will start in November. It is a BBC Studios/Mondo Deluxe co-production for BBC One, produced by Sam Ward and Executive Produced by Chris Sussman on behalf of BBC Studios and Joe Tucker and Lloyd Woolf on behalf of Mondo Deluxe Productions. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Gregor Sharp.

Staff Reporter

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