Fans of BBC3 comedy White Van Man will doubtless be annoyed to hear that the BBC has axed the show.
The show – which was written by Adrian Poynton – starred Two and a Half Pints actor Will Mellor as the show’s main protagonist, Ollie, who took over his ailing dad Tony’s (Clive Mantle) handyman business.
And it seems that the news of the show’s cancellation will come as something of a surprise to Will, who recently told Digital Spy that a third series was in the pipeline.
He said, “We’re already story-lining [series three] so we’re definitely heading towards that.”
However, Adrian Poynton has confirmed the show’s cancellation, and he told The British Comedy Guide that the reason White Van Man was axed was due to BBC Three wanting to “take its comedy output in another direction”. Read more & comment »
Peter Mitchell, who stars on Hollyoaks as head teacher Pete Hammill, has revealed that he’s leaving the show.
He made the announcement on Twitter, citing his desire to pursue other acting roles as the reason for his departure.
He tweeted, “To those asking, I can officially confirm that I have left Oaks to concentrate on other projects.
“I’d like to thank u all for ur love and support throughout the year, it’s greatly appreciated… (sic)”
As well as starring on the hit Chester based soap, Peter has also landed a role on BBC3 comedy, White Van Man… Read more & comment »
When Will Mellor first read the script for White Van Man he was taken aback not only by the quality of the writing – given that it was a new writer – but also by the name on the page: Adrian Poynton, who was the warm-up man for BBC Three’s long-running successful sitcom, Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, starring Will. Will was delighted to see his name on the script and that his old colleague is now a success in his own right.
“It amazed me that it was Adrian’s writing,” Will tells Programme Information’s Sarah Ward. “It came off the page so easily, which is sometimes difficult when you get a new writer. It sometimes takes a long time to get that across.
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