look at stephen fry’s cuddly dick revealed ahead of sky 1 hit yonderland’s third series

Today Sky 1 releases the eagerly anticipated first look at Stephen Fry’s new character in the upcoming series of its much-loved original British comedy Yonderland.

The actor, comedian and national treasure joins the cast of the family-friendly fantasy for series three, which arrives on Sky 1 Sunday 16 October, at 6.30pm. He plays Cuddly Dick, a charming, avuncular and eccentric former Elder who returns to Yonderland after having been imprisoned for years by the now-dead Imperatrix.

It’s a time of peace and prosperity in Yonderland. Debbie (Martha Howe-Douglas) has fulfilled the prophecy that brought her, via a portal in her kitchen cupboard, to Yonderland as the Chosen One, and her arch-nemesis Imperatrix is gone. Meanwhile, in the real world, Debbie's husband Peter (Dan Skinner) has been offered a promotion that means the family must relocate to Glasgow. After the arrival of the long-lost Elder Cuddly Dick, Debbie feels she can leave the realm in his safe hands. But is she really ready to leave Yonderland forever?

Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy at Sky commented: "We're overjoyed to welcome the brilliantly original Yonderland back to Sky 1. And now with added Stephen Fry! Cuddle up - Sunday teatimes may never be the same again."

Yonderland is written, created by and stars Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. Produced by Working Title Television, the series will be internationally distributed by Sky Vision.

Click here for a preview clip of the first episode of series three, featuring Stephen Fry.