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Wallace & Gromit return to the big screen this Christmas with a brand new adventure

“Wallace & Gromit” is back on television this Christmas.

Wallace and Gromit return for a new Christmas special

The stop-motion series, which first aired in 1989 under the title 'A Grand Day Out' and follows the adventures of an inventor and his highly gifted dog, has not been seen on screen in a new adventure since 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' in 2008. However, 'Vengeance Most Fowl' has now been confirmed to air on BBC One over the upcoming festive period.

The new special sees the return of villainous penguin Feathers McGraw – who was imprisoned in a zoo after the duo foiled his plan to rob a museum in “The Techno Pants.” Creator Nick Park admitted he hadn't really considered a comeback for the character until he came up with the idea of ​​Wallace developing a “smart gnome.”

He said: “Then I had an idea: what if Feathers had something to do with these gnomes? We hope this film will appeal to fans of 'Gnome Noir' everywhere.”

In the trailer, Feathers as McGraw is seen leaving a prison cell after being handed his belongings – including the red rubber glove he wore in the 1993 film to disguise himself as a chicken before revealing his true nature.

The character was subsequently mentioned in the 1995 film The Hunt for the Giant Turnip, where his name is seen scrawled on the wall of a prison cell. However, the antagonist has not appeared in any further films in the series.

Ben Whitehead will return as the voice of Wallace after taking over for the final short film from Last of the Summer Wine star Peter Sallis, who died in 2017 at the age of 96. Comedian Peter Kay will once again lend his voice to the character of PC Mackintosh, having first played him in the 2005 film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

“League of Gentleman” star Reece Shearsmith has also joined the cast, along with “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” actress Lauren Patel.

Prominent guest appearances include “Mandy” star Diane Morgan, “Bridgerton” actress Adjoa Andoh and comedian Sir Lenny Henry.