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Royle Family star Caroline is currently recording new comedy Sunshine alongside Steve Coogan
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For her comeback the 44-year-old actress has teamed up with her longterm writing partner Craig, who penned the upcoming show
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After eight years away Caroline returns to UK TV in new comedy

15 MAY 2008
Joking with funnyman Steve Coogan between takes on new comedy Sunshine, Caroline Aherne is clearly enjoying preparing for her return to UK screens after an eight-year break.

Personal problems prompted the 44-year-old The Royle Family star to move to Australia in 2001 in search of a new life. But now she's back at work in the UK, teamed up again on the Liverpool-based show with close pal and longtime writing partner Craig Cash.

In the programme, which is due to be broadcast in the autumn, Caroline plays a barmaid opposite Steve's character - a binman whose addiction to gambling is jeopardising his personal life.