A ST Neots youngster has clinched a role in hit TV series Ashes to Ashes. Zac Mahrouche, 10, was transported back to the 1980s dressed in a patterned brown jumper for the BBC hit cop drama starring Philip Glenister. The Eynesbury CofE Primary School pupil

Philip Glenister with Keeley Hawes

A ST Neots youngster has clinched a role in hit TV series Ashes to Ashes.

Zac Mahrouche, 10, was transported back to the 1980s dressed in a patterned brown jumper for the BBC hit cop drama starring Philip Glenister.

The Eynesbury CofE Primary School pupil spent four hours filming his part in south east London in November. His character had to cycle along a street, pass a corner shop and then stop to talk to a policeman.

Zac, signed to the London-based acting and modelling agency Rascals, said: "I didn't like wearing the old-fashioned clothes, especially the brown jumper.

"I was a bit nervous on set but I made friends with another boy so that helped. I think my mum is more excited about me being on television than I am."

While on set, he met Glenister and co-star Keeley Hawes, but was not star-struck.

It is not Zac's television debut because he has appeared in adverts for supermarket giant Morrisons and PlayStation. He also made it to the final two to be the face of Butlins.

However, Zac, who lives in Brook Street, is still unsure if an acting career is the right move for him, but added: "I think my mum would like me to."

Viewers wanting to catch a glimpse of Zac should tune in to episode six of Ashes to Ashes on Thursday, March 13, on BBC1 at 9pm.