Ralf Little writes cafe sitcom

To be directed by Craig Cash

Royle Family star Ralf Little has written a new sitcom for Sky One, set in a Weston-super-Mare cafe.

Sky has ordered six half-hour episodes of The Cafe, to air from October The series will be directed by Royle Family co-star and co-writer Craig Cash and made by his production company Jellylegs.

Little also stars in the show as a care assistant and would-be musician who tries to rekindle his romance with his childhood sweetheart, the twentysomething daughter of the cafe owner Carol, when she returns to the resort after a stint in London. Sky calls it a ‘naturalistic, honest portrayal of typical British family life’.

The series goes into production this month and joins Sky’s increasing range of comedy commissions, including the surreal This Is Jinsy, supermarket sitcom Trollied and Ruth Jones’s Stella.

Michelle Terry, an actress from Weston-super-Mare who appeared in last year’s BBC1 pilot Reunited, the co-wrote the series. She also has a role in the showm alongside June Watson, Ellie Haddington, David Troughton, Marcia Warren and comedy veteran Brian Murphy.

Sky's head of comedy Lucy Lumsden said: 'It’s been a delight to give new writers like Ralf and Michelle the chance to shine.'

Published: 16 Jun 2011

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