BBC One will air a whole new Wallace & Gromit adventure.

The as-yet-untitled new Wallace & Gromit film, directed by Nick Park and the first since the BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated A Matter of Loaf and Death in 2008, focuses on Gromit's concern that Wallace has become over-reliant on his inventions, which is justified when Wallace invents a "smart gnome" that appears to develop its own mind.

As events spiral out of control, Gromit must set aside his reservations and fight evil forces, or Wallace may never be able to invent again!

The BBC has had a long and fruitful partnership with Aardman Animations, and this news comes on the heels of the success of the newest Shaun The Sheep adventure, The Flight Before Christmas, which broadcast on BBC One during the holidays.

Sean Clarke, MD of Aardman, says: "Wallace and Gromit are so loved by everyone at Aardman – they're like family to us, and we couldn't be more excited to be creating a brand-new film for them to star in. When Nick came up with the concept for a 'smart gnome', we all agreed that Wallace would find the idea irresistible – despite warnings from Gromit, who is wise beyond his (dog) years. We're sure audiences will find the story irresistible too."