The Royal Bodyguard will star Jason as Captain Guy Hubble, a soldier nearing retirement who is mistakenly appointed head of royal security.
âI am really looking forward to working with the very talented producer Jimmy Mulville,â? he said. âAnd working on a great comedy project with the BBC. It will be good to have a laugh again!â?
BBC1 controller Danny Cohen said: âI am absolutely delighted to welcome David Jason back to a leading comedy role on BBC One. David is a hugely talented performer and much loved by British viewers… When I read the script I knew he would be perfect for this role.â?