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Death On The Tyne viewers rip into 'dreadful' Johnny Vegas film

Death On The Tyne, a movie starring British acting legends about a serial killer on the loose on a ferry from Newcastle to Amsterdam, what's not to laugh at?

Well, it appears that some BBC viewers did not find the funny side.

Jamie Body, The Sun, 20th July 2023

Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson returning with more murder mysteries

Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson have reunited for more comedy murder mysteries on Gold, this time in a three-part series called Murder They Hope.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd November 2020

I Talk Telly Awards 2019 winners announced

After 220,000 votes, Ricky Gervais leads this year's winners with three wins for After Life, whilst Graham Norton and Declan Donnelly pick up two awards each and this year's Special Recognition Award goes to a Corrie favourite and soap legend.

Elliot Gonzalez, I Talk Telly, 8th December 2019

Comedies in the running for Broadcast Digital Awards 2019

Death On The Tyne, Fleabag, Man Like Mobeen, Sally4Ever, This Country and Timewasters are amongst the nominees in the Broadcast Digital Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 16th May 2019 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

UKTV originals among top rated shows on network in 2018

Highest rated shows included Taskmaster on Dave, Death on the Tyne on Gold and Murder on the Blackpool Express on Drama.

Patrick Nunn, TV Wise, 4th January 2019

Review: Death On The Tyne, Christmas Gold

It was pretty brave of Gold to schedule this one-off film on primetime on a Saturday night in the run-up to Christmas. But then the channel had reason to be ambitious. Their previous all-star Agatha Christie spoof starring Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson, Murder on the Blackpool Express, was the highest-ever rating show on Gold. They will be hoping for the same here. And they might just get it.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th December 2018

If you enjoyed last year's Murder on the Blackpool Express it's safe to say you have a treat in store. Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson reprise their roles of lovestruck coach driver and tour guide in a new adventure that sees passengers and crew bumped off one by one on a turbulent ferry trip from Newcastle to Amsterdam.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 15th December 2018

Death On The Tyne preview

Gold is primarily a reruns channel, so it's no surprise that its big commission is slightly old-fashioned in feel.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 15th December 2018

Death on the Tyne, Gold, review

Another crude, silly and very funny outing.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 15th December 2018

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