Paul Whitehouse and Liza Tarbuck are to star in new Channel 4 comedy 'The Change'.
The series has been created by stand-up comedian Bridget Christie, who will play lead character Linda, a 50-year-old working class married mother of two who is convinced she has early onset dementia after forgetting what a shoe is called, only to find out from her GP that it is the menopause.
With this new information, she dusts off her old Triumph motorbike and heads to the Forest of Dean, south west England, in an attempt to reconnect with the person that she used to be, during which she meets a community of eccentrics, artists, eel fisherwomen, musicians, misfits and the odd bigot.
Liza will star as Siobhain, Linda’s older, domineering sister who takes every opportunity to boss and belittle Linda.
Paul will play pub regular Tony, a man of simple pleasures, born and bred in the Forest, who is rarely challenged on his oudated points of view.
Other stars include 'Sex Education' actor Jim Howick, who will play an outspoken guy who DJs at the Forest FM cafe, and 'Game of Thrones' actor Jerome Flynn will portray the Pig Man, a self-sufficient, reclusive figure who lives a solitary life in the Forest with only the wild boar for company.
Omid Djalili will appear as Linda's husband of 25 years, Steve, and Ashley McGuire and Monica Dolan will star as the eccentric Eel sisters.
Motherland's Tanya Moodie will play local radio station Joy, who helps Linda make sense of the world she’s found herself in.
Filming on The Change's six, 30-minute episodes has started.