GAYNOR AND RAY: BBC COMEDY IN DOUBT AS BBC YET TO AIR 'CONFIRMED' PILOT
The one-off Playhouse pilot stars Gavin & Stacey stars Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon. Meet Gaynor and Ray Davies from Cardiff - two fifty-something newlyweds, both married for a second time.
Gaynor’s first marriage ended when she discovered her husband was unfaithful (multiple times); Ray’s first marriage ended because he was ‘impossible to live with’ (or so his ex-wife never tires of telling him). But now they’re both trying again.
In the Summer of 2021, the BBC announced that the pilot was 'confirmed' for broadcast on BBC One. Since then, there has been no updates, putting doubt into the future of the project and whether it will ever air on TV. TV Zone approached the BBC for comment, for which it declined.
In this 35-minute special we join Ray and Gaynor on their honeymoon to the Scottish Highlands where they meet a variety of characters and situations. And having only met six months ago, there are many things - not all of them endearing - that this couple keeps discovering about each other, often begging the question have they done the right thing?
Writer-creators David Peet and Ruth Jones said: “We’re delighted to watch Gaynor & Ray come to life on screen. Through them we get to see the male and female take on life and relationships as well as the nonsense in the day-to-day.”
Gregor Sharp, Commissioning Editor for the BBC added: “Ruth and David’s portrait of the ups and downs of a new relationship is full of warmth, wit and wisdom and is brilliantly performed by the laugh out loud combination of Ruth and Rob, a match made in comedy heaven. We can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
Gaynor & Ray (1x35’) is a Tidy Production for the BBC, created and written by Ruth Jones and David Peet.