Rizzle Kicks’ Jordan Stephens and Keith Allen to appear in BBC Three’s Uncle
The new series of BBC Three comedy Uncle, which is back on Tuesday 10 February, is to feature guest appearances from Jordan Stephens – better known as one half of pop hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks – as well as from inimitable actor and comedian Keith Allen.
Uncle follows the darkly comic misadventures of Andy (Nick Helm), an out-of-work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his teenage nephew Errol (Elliot Speller-Gillot).
Jordan and Keith will join returning cast members Nick Helm as Andy, Elliot Speller-Gillot as Errol, Daisy Haggard as Errol’s chaotic mum, Sam, Esther Smith as Melodie, Nicholas Burns as Ben, Con O’Neil as Val and Daniel Lawrence Taylor, who plays Bruce.
Jordan is featured in one of the episodes of the new run, playing a character called Hugo who works in a recording studio. Hugo sneaks Uncle/Andy and Errol into the studio as Andy tries to record an entry for a lucrative song contest.
Keith Allen (The Comic Strip Presents, Robin Hood) plays Uncle’s Uncle. He portrays estranged dying Uncle Frank. Andy is trying to befriend his long-lost relative in the hope of a mention in his will, leading to an unforgettable family reunion in Frank’s cabin.
Also appearing in the new series is comic writer and actor Martin Trenaman, best known for his role as Ben Cooper, Simon’s dad in The Inbetweeners and as Lance in Phoneshop. Martin plays Andy’s landlord George. Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey) also guest stars in the series as Andy’s cougar girlfriend, Teresa.
Uncle is produced by Baby Cow Productions for BBC Three. It is produced by Alison MacPhail, and exec produced by Henry Normal and Lindsay Hughes at Baby Cow Productions. The commissioning editor is Kristian Smith, the series is written by Oliver Refson and Lilah Vandenburgh and directed by Oliver Refson.
The new series of Uncle begins on Tuesday 10 February at 10pm on BBC Three.