Dominic Brunt and Mark Charnock's characters to star in an 'Emmerdale' DVD spin-off

Emmerdale have announced a DVD spinoff set to be released later this year starring best friends both on and off-screen Mark Charnock and Dominic Brunt who play Marlon Dingle and Paddy Kirk on the soap. The popular duo will star in Paddy and Marlon's Big Night In which will be released in November.

Penned by scriptwriter for the soap, Paul Roundell and directed by assistant producer for Emmerdale Tony Hammond, the special feature-length episode will follow Marlon and Paddy during ''the events of a not-so-quiet night in the country, and a morning after anybody would want to forget''.

The special storyline begins when Paddy and girlfriend Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry) are desperate to get a night in and have to decide who should stay in with baby Leo letting the other one go out with their friends. An official statement for Emmerdale teased: ''A fed-up Paddy and Marlon eventually lose out and the babysitting begins. Only this is 2011, and children are welcome in pubs nowadays, so one quick beer at The Woolpack won't matter - or will it?"

Speaking about the DVD, Tony Hammond said: ''Dominic and Mark are exceptional actors with genius comedy timing. The Big Night In project is a brilliantly-written spinoff giving them even more scope to show their true comedic skills. Paul's script is laugh-out-loud funny and I know the audience  will be crying, albeit with tears of laughter, as Paddy and Marlon get to grips with the morning after the night before!"

The DVD will also star Sammy Winward (Katie Sugden), Natalie Anderson (Alicia Gallagher), Natalie J Robb (Moira Barton), Tony Audenshaw (Bob Hope) and Eden Taylor-Draper (Belle Dingle). Filming takes place over the next two months ahead of its release on November 14th.