Home From Home, 2016
Home From Home started as a one off pilot episode, part of BBC2’s ‘New On Two’ a series trialling potential sitcom ideas. After it’s initial screening in August of 2016, a full series was commissioned in December the same year.
Two years later, in 2018, a full series of six episodes was screened. Sadly only one series was ever made.
West End and singing star Elaine Paige is among the cast.
Home from Home revolves around ta perceived class divide between two families the Hacketts and the Dillons.
The Hacketts have saved for years to be able to afford a lodge holiday home in the Lake District, only to find that other second home owners are not quite on the same level as them. Their most immediate neighbours, the Dillons, have the most upmarket lodge on the site, having downgraded from their villa in Ibiza.
A class-war emerges between the Dillons and the Hacketts, particularly between Penny and Neil, Penny describing the family as “The Stoke Massive”. Robert and Fiona, on the other hand, get on well and the Hackett’s eldest son is clearly in love with the Dillons’ adopted daughter, Petra.
Johnny Vegas – Neil Hackett
EmiliaFox – Penny Dillon
Adam James – Robert Dillon
Niky Wardley – Fiona Hackett (series)
Joanna Page – Fiona Hackett (Pilot)
Oscar Kennedy – Garth Hackett
Harvey Chaisty – Little Neil Hackett
Olive Gray – Petra Dillon
Pearce Quigley – Thistlewaite
Susan Calman – Lorraine Sykes
Paul Barber – Fieldhouse
Elaine Paige – Mercy Hackett
Channel: BBC2 (pilot), BBC1 (series)
Written By: Simon Crowther and Chris Fewtrell
Original Transmission Dates: 16th August 2016 (pilot), 20th April – 25th May 2018