New Wallace & Gromit Gets Love Interest

Sally Lindsay voicing Piella Bakewell

The new Wallace and Gromit special A Matter of Loaf And Death (previously titled Trouble 'At Mill) has found a love interest for cheese enthusiast and terrible inventor of things Wallace. Sally Lindsay, best known for playing Shelly Unwin in Coronation Street and being best buds with Peter Kay, is to voice Piella Bakewell.

Nick Park says he chose Lindsay when, "I was driving along the M5 listening to a radio interview and heard this colourful and characterful voice – it was a perfect match for Wallace. I have been searching for a while and keeping my ears peeled since I started writing, wondering who might voice Wallace’s love interest. When I heard Sally on the radio I knew she was the one. As soon as I got home I IMDB’d her."

The press release announces the plot for the new project, which will air on the BBC later this year, thusly:

"Wallace and Gromit have a brand new bakery business, ‘Top Bun’. Their whole house has been converted into a granary with a ‘Wallace patent-pending’ old-fashioned windmill on the roof. Although business is booming, Gromit finds himself having to run
the whole operation single-handedly as Wallace is ‘dough-eyed’ in love with the beautiful Piella Bakewell, former star of the Bake-O-Lite bread commercials.

But Gromit is not so enamored of Piella - her ‘woman’s touch’ at 62 West Wallaby Street puts the dog’s nose out of joint. What’s more, a dozen local bakers have disappeared in recent months and Gromit is worried that Wallace may be next. Gromit turns sleuth and the duo soon find themselves drawn into a sinister murder mystery - it’s ‘A Matter Of Loaf And Death’."

That there is a superb punning effort.