JOANNA Higson has become a familiar face at The Octagon after appearing in Jim Cartwright's Road and the theatre's current production, Bill Naughton's Spring And Port Wine.

But the Horwich-born actress is also set to show her funny side with a new sketch series starting on BBC3 this Tuesday, April 29.

The first episode of Scallywagga features Adrian, who is voted out of his family home, Big Brother style, by his Mum and Dad and Asbo PIN, who has an uncanny knack of predicting people's PIN numbers.

Alongside Joanna, the cast includes Carl Rice, Jessica Hall, and Luke Gell plus former Coronation Street favourite Sally Lindsay. The show was written by Stuart Kenworthy, best known for his work on The Green Wing.