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17 March 2008  |  Written by Olly Richards  

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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.

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Excellente!
I love the Wallace and Gromit shorts-all 3 of them and the film, read a comic book and seen spin-offs (including Shaun the Sheep!). I think it's excellent it is still continuing from the great mind of Nick Park. Keep up with the claymation. More

Posted by cliff126 at 01:29 on 19 March 2008 | Report This Post

Genius!
I do love the Wallace and Gromit film. The quality is always perfect. The scene in Wrong Trousers with the train set and the never-ending box of track is one of the best, funniest scenes from any animated movie ever. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 09:44 on 18 March 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Aardman are turning into Pixar ...
L: Mad Dog Tannen ... in that every film has the same story. By the way, Trouble 'At Mill is a far superior title and made me laugh out loud when I first read about it. Oh well. sp; how does every Pixar film have the same story? do you mean in the 'Buddy' formula? but I will agree with you that in the press release the plot for this film does sound very similar to 'a close shave'.   but then, like Pixar in my opinion, Wallace and Gromit haven't let us down let so fingers cross More

Posted by norman365 at 00:47 on 18 March 2008 | Report This Post

Great!
Always good to se a new Wallace and Gromit production. Can't wait to check it out . And the name 'Top Bun' sounds like the best business name ever. I may have to steal it. More

Posted by cdjwfan at 20:58 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

Aardman were Pixar before Pixar existed
It could be a blessing in disguise that Dreamworks let Aardman go as now Wallace and Gromit are back doing what no-one can do better - doing TV specials. Don't get me wrong I love Curse of the Were-Rabbit but for me I felt they streched the plot to fill out the run time. They were at their best in the shorter length TV specials like The Wrong Trousers and A Close Shave. More

Posted by Taz69 at 18:55 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

I hope this is more "Close Shave" than "Were-Rabbit" More

Posted by Silvertouch at 15:27 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

Aardman are turning into Pixar ...
... in that every film has the same story. By the way, Trouble 'At Mill is a far superior title and made me laugh out loud when I first read about it. Oh well. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 13:27 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

Excellent...
Although didn't he have a love interest in the last two films as well? Never mind, W&G are always fab... More

Posted by britesparc at 13:19 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

Sounds good..
...and i'm always up for a bit of Wallace & Gromit. Last movie had one of my fave quotes...."If you ask me, sounds like arson....Yeah.. someone arsin about!" Quality! More

Posted by tallaght24 at 13:11 on 17 March 2008 | Report This Post

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