Home From Home. Image shows from L to R: Garth Hackett (Oscar Kennedy), Neil Hackett (Johnny Vegas), Fiona Hackett (Niky Wardley), Little Neil Hackett (Harvey Chaisty). Copyright: BBC
Home From Home

Home From Home (2016)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 2016 - 2018
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about a couple achieving their dream of buying a Lake District holiday home. Stars Johnny Vegas, Niky Wardley, Emilia Fox, Adam James, Oscar Kennedy and more.

Press clippings

Home From Home, BBC1, review

Old-school sitcom should focus on characters, not contrived plots.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 28th April 2018

Creating and writing Home from Home

Chris Fewtrell and Simon Crowther talk about their writing careers, their comedy heroes and creating their new show.

BBC, 27th April 2018

Johnny Vegas as everyman hero

Gentle class-divide sitcom.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 21st April 2018

Home From Home review

A lot of the themes of the series - the class difference, the North-South divide, oddballs living on the site, the elder Hackett lad fancying the Dillons' daughter, Petra - were telegraphed in the first episode and, who knows, the show's creators may yet come up with original takes on those. It's unfair to judge a sitcom on its first episode, and a strong cast - including Elaine Paige later in the series - merits staying around for the second instalment.

Veronica Lee, The Arts Desk, 21st April 2018

The class-divide comedy set in the Lake District gets a series. When salt-of-the-earth Neil (Johnny Vegas) and family secure their decrepit holiday home, they feel as if they have made it - until they meet their posh neighbours. Tonight, Neil's problems are compounded by an ambiguous text and an unsightly wifi mast.

John Robinson, The Guardian, 20th April 2018

Fundamentally good-natured and resolutely unambitious

The cast - James and Vegas, in particular - gave it their considerable all, all against a gloriously picturesque backdrop. Ultimately, Home From Home resembled Neil Hackett in sitcom form: fundamentally good-natured, resolutely unambitious and a lively addition to a crowded field.

Gabriel Tate, The Telegraph, 20th April 2018

TV: Home From Home, BBC One

If Vegas he has to be in the mainstream I'd rather see him in this than in Benidorm.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 17th April 2018

Johnny Vegas: 'Home From Home is a class comedy'

Johnny Vegas tells TV Times about his new holiday park comedy Home From Home...

What's On TV, 10th April 2018

BBC orders full series of Home From Home

Home From Home - the sitcom pilot starring Johnny Vegas, Joanna Page, Emilia Fox, Adam James - has been given a full series.

British Comedy Guide, 7th December 2016

BBC Sitcom Season: review of the pilots

Some of comedy's hottest names have been busy working on new sitcom pilots for BBC iPlayer, airing in September, with the hope of these creative projects later being picked up for a television series.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 19th October 2016

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