Cast reunion photos usually feature stars locked in a sweet embrace, grinning toothily at the camera – but not in the case of This Country.
The Bafta-winning comedy’s co-creator and star Charlie Cooper has posted a photo of the cast’s first day of rehearsals for the forthcoming special – and he’s looking pretty fed up already.
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Day 1 rehearsals. Winding me up already. pic.twitter.com/InLBiDMLO7
— Charlie Cooper (@charliecooper11) August 16, 2018
In the photo we can see Charlie Cooper as Kurtan, Paul Chahidi as the ever-upbeat vicar, co-creator Daisy May Cooper as Kerry, Michael Sleggs as Slugs and – what’s this? – a mysterious new cast member…
So who IS the new guy? Well, Paul Cooper (Daisy May and Charlie’s real-life father who plays Kerry’s useless dad Martin Mucklowe in the series) sent a tweet saying: “B***ard on the right has taken my place as Martin! They say I am not convincing enough and am like a Carp out of water when I forget my lines.”
Bastard on the right has taken my place as Martin! They say I am not convincing enough and am like a Carp out of water when I forget my lines
— Paul Cooper (@Itsmygameblog) August 16, 2018
But we think (hope) he’s bluffing. Either way, we’re not going to find out who the newcomer is any time soon – BBC3 are keeping their lips sealed for now. But with a special coming to BBC3 later this year, before a full third series airs in 2019, we’ve not got long to wait…