Suranne Jones has spoken about filming the follow-up to A Touch of Cloth.
The actress told The Guardian that the cast of the cop drama spoof have “a big giggle every day”.
“I’ve never been myself more on a job,” she said. “Most of the stuff I’ve done is quite serious, so I’m usually studious. But that was a bunch of idiots getting together and having a big giggle every day. John Hannah is so hilarious.”
Two more Touch of Cloth instalments are being filmed, with former Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan having filmed a role in the third story.
“Karen Gillan joins us in the third episode,” Jones confirmed. “She fitted right into it.”
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A Touch of Cloth co-creator Charlie Brooker previously revealed to Digital Spy that the second episode has the working title Cloth Undercover.
“It’s different – all armed robbers and bank heists and action,” said the writer and broadcaster.
“We go undercover into this gang of bank robbers,” John Hannah confirmed. “They’re sort of Point Break-style robbers and Cloth has to go undercover. They’ve taken all those bank robbery clichés – the initiation into the gang, going undercover – and it’s bigger in scale. It’s certainly ambitious.”
Karen Gillan is to appear in Charlie Brooker’s Sky1 cop spoof A Touch of Cloth, the actress herself has revealed.
The comedy, which debuts on Sky1 over the August Bank Holiday weekend, is a Naked Gun-style parody of overblown serial-killer dramas such as Luther and Messiah, with John Hannah and Suranne Jones sending themselves up in the lead roles.
The series is being broadcast as feature-length, self-contained stories shown in two parts. A second story has already been filmed. Gillan will appear in the third, which airs on Sky1 in 2013.
A Touch of Cloth 2 is set to feature John Hannah’s character, DCI Jack Cloth, going under cover in an effort to foil a heist.
“In the third one,” Charlie Brooker told Radio Times, “we’re back to murder but it’s very close to home. ‘Things just got personal’ is the phrase. In the second one they’re constantly saying, ‘You’ve forgotten which side you’re on!’ In the third one it’s ‘Things just got personal!’”
Brooker, who said shooting on A Touch of Cloth 3 was about to begin, revealed that it would see Suranne Jones’s character, DC Anne Oldman, battling alcoholism: “We’ve given her a drink problem, because that’s the sort of thing that happens.”
No details are known yet about Gillan’s character.
Karen Gillan’s last appearance as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, in the fifth episode of the upcoming new series, will be broadcast on BBC1 this autumn.