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Series 1, Episode 1

Sandylands. Image shows from L to R: Pedalo Pat (Janet Prince), Les Vegas (Sanjeev Bhaskar). Copyright: King Bert Productions
Emily Verma arrives in Sandylands to attend her estranged dad's memorial. She meets local loudmouth Tina and childhood crush Nathan - but there's another entirely unexpected meeting to come...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 4th March 2020
40 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 7th March 2020 10:20pm Gold
Monday 9th March 2020 11:20pm Gold
Saturday 20th June 2020 10:20pm Gold
Wednesday 12th August 2020 9:20pm Gold
Thursday 13th August 2020 12:20am Gold
Sunday 16th August 2020 10:30pm Gold
Saturday 7th November 2020 10:20pm Gold
Tuesday 10th November 2020 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 27th December 2020 10:20pm Gold
Monday 28th December 2020 2:50am Gold
Thursday 31st December 2020 12:20am Gold
Monday 17th May 2021 9:40pm Gold
Saturday 22nd May 2021 11:25pm Gold
Saturday 7th August 2021 9:00pm Gold
Sunday 8th August 2021 2:00am Gold
Sunday 8th August 2021 11:00pm Gold
Friday 13th August 2021 11:10pm Gold
Tuesday 5th October 2021 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 10th October 2021 10:30pm Gold
Friday 15th October 2021 10:00pm Gold
Sunday 17th October 2021 12:10am Gold
Saturday 23rd October 2021 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 26th February 2022 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th September 2022 11:20pm Gold
Monday 25th September 2023 10:00pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Natalie Dew Emily Verma
Sanjeev Bhaskar Les Vegas
Harriet Webb Tina Taylor
David Walliams Derek Swallows
Sophie Thompson Jeannie Swallows
Simon Bird Nathan Wild
Bronwyn James Trudy Wright
Hamza Jeetooa Kenny
Craig Parkinson Terry Chino
Martin Collins Wayne
Darren Strange Bob
Janet Prince Pedalo Pat
Radha Sthanakiya Young Emily
Guest cast
Adrian McLoughlin Detectorist Clive
Writing team
Martin Collins Writer
Alex Finch Writer
Claire McCarthy Script Editor
Production team
Michael Cumming Director
Rosemary McGowan Producer
Jo Sargent Executive Producer
Pete Thornton Executive Producer
Paul Ralph Line Producer
Martin Collins Associate Producer
Alex Finch Associate Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Brian Sykes Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Nicky Bligh Casting Director
Annie Hardinge Costume Designer
Peter Edwards Director of Photography
Jo Jenkins Make-up Designer
Ellena Bleathman Graphics
Mark Challenor 1st Assistant Director


Sandylands, review

Review of the new sitcom on Gold.

James Jackson, The Times, 5th March 2020

Sandylands, Gold, review

David Walliams and Simon Bird's show is camp and gaudy with plenty of 'oo-er' humour.

Rupert Hawksley, i Newspaper, 4th March 2020

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