In Home From Home, a comedy pilot showing as part of the BBC’s Sitcom Season, Neil and Fiona Hackett have scrimped and saved to buy their dream lodge in the Lake District only to discover that their new neighbours, Robert and Penny Dillon, are exactly the opposite of them.
The Dillons are effortlessly superior in every way. Fiona decides to take the chance to make friends with her neighbours at a ‘getting-to-know-you’ barbecue, but Neil is less convinced. When night falls and the sangria flows the atmosphere goes from promising to catastrophic as Neil commits the ultimate faux pas.
UK / BBC Two – BBC Studios / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 10.00pm
Writers: Chris Fewtrell, Simon Crowther / Executive Producer: Gregor Sharp / Producer: Rebecca Papworth
Johnny Vegas as Neil Hackett
Joanna Page as Fiona Hackett
Adam Jones as Robert Dillon
Emilia Fox as Penny Dillon