21/11/2012 07:41 GMT | Updated 21/11/2012 07:49 GMT

Chris O'Dowd To Star In Christopher Guest Mockumentary

As Nigel Tufnel, the raddled English rocker who wants his amp to go “one louder”, Christopher Guest secured his place in Hollywood comedy lore. Now the writer of This Is Spinal Tap has been lured to BBC2 for a new “mockumentary” television series, starring the in-demand actor, Chris O’Dowd.

The BBC announced that Guest, who spent much of his childhood in London, will make his debut for the corporation with Family Tree, an eight-part comedy series, co-written and co-created by the California-based star.