'Little Britain' stars to fly at MIPCOM

'Come Fly With Me' to be launched to buyers at Cannes

LONDON -- "Little Britain" stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams will launch their new comedy "Come Fly With Me" to buyers at MIPCOM, part of a lineup of fare from BBC Worldwide.

The new sketch show, set in a busy airport, will showcase a lineup of new characters such as Walliam's moustachioed customs officer Ian, Lucas's bearded airline official Taaj as well as a number of surprise guest appearances. It is due to go on air on the BBC later this fall.

Other highlights of the BBC Worldwide-distributed slate of shows will be revamped period drama "Upstairs Downstairs," which follows the pre-War lives of an aristocratic family in Belgravia, London, as well as the lives of their "below-stairs" servants.

Kudos Film & Television will present futuristic drama "Outcasts," due to air on BBC1 and BBC America, which follows the a group of men and women to the planet of Carpathia in 2045 where they have to attempt to build a new life. The show stars Liam Cunningham and Hermione Norris.

Crime highlights will include the psychological thriller "DCI Banks: Aftermath," holiday-turned-murder-spree "Mad Dogs" and the new Benedict Cumberbatch starrer "Sherlock."

The Cannes-based program market runs Oct. 4 through 8.
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