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Michael Palin for new BBC 1 supernatural drama

1 of 1 Michael Palin is taking on his first dramatic role in over 20 years
Michael Palin is taking on his first dramatic role in over 20 years

Monty Python veteran Michael Palin is to take on his first regular TV role in 20 years when he stars in new BBC 1 three-part supernatural thriller Remember Me.

According to The Guardian, the actor and TV presenter will play a care home resident who witnesses a violent death in the drama.

"I've always loved ghost stories, so playing the lead in one is a very exciting prospect," said the 70-year-old.

Though he has appeared in one-off dramas, this marks Palin's first acting role since Channel 4's acclaimed 1991 miniseries GBH, written by Alan Bleasdale. He’s probably best known in recent years for his many travel programmes.

Mark Addy (Atlantis) and Jodie Comer (My Mad Fat Diary) will also appear in Remember Me, which starts shooting this week.

BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said: "It's a real coup for us that Michael Palin has chosen to make his return to a leading role for the first time in over 20 years on BBC 1, and a testament to Gwyneth Hughes's hauntingly brilliant script."

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