Bolton actress Diane Morgan is set to star in a new comedy to screen on Gold this week.

Written by comedians Joe Wilkinson and David Earl, ‘The Cockfields’ is described as “a thoroughly modern family comedy about a relatable shared experience – that weekend back at home when your no doubt well-meaning relatives just get more and more annoying with every passing hour.”

Morgan and Wilkinson star as couple, Donna and Simon, who go to meet Simon’s family at his home on the Isle of Wight for the very first time.

There they spend a long weekend as guests of his ever-doting mother Sue and controlling stepdad Ray. Sue is played by Sue Johnston, a patron at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre, and Bobby Ball plays Ray.

If that wasn’t enough, Simon’s father Larry and his new American girlfriend Melissa are causing tensions to rise. Can Simon survive a long birthday weekend with his biological and extended family without losing his cool, or his girlfriend?

Morgan, who grew up in Farnworth and Kearsley, will appear in the three-part series which airs for three episodes on Gold from November 12.

Speaking about whether the tone of the series will resonate with viewers, the 44-year-old said: “Everyone thinks their family is weird. Sue plays the mum and I think she plays everyone’s mum, fussing over you relentlessly. And there’s a new brother-in-law to deal with in David, a stepdad in Ray.

“It’s a modern family so I think everyone will be able to identify with it.”

UKTV’s Pete Thornton, who commissioned the show from production company Yellow Door, said: “Hats off to David and Joe, scripts this good are very hard to come by and they’ve helped Yellow Door attract an incredible cast for our latest scripted adventure on Gold.”