Radio 4 sitcom for Susan Calman | And a new show for Robert Newman

Radio 4 sitcom for Susan Calman

And a new show for Robert Newman

Susan Calman is to star in her own Radio 4 sitcom.

Sisters is a four-part series which also marks the writing debut of The News Quiz regular.

Calman said: 'I'm delighted to be working with Radio 4 on my sitcom. The station has shown a huge amount of faith in me as a new writer and I can't wait to get started.

'Sisters is a show that's funny, warm and stuffed full of great characters. And it's two leads are women. Which is always positive in my book! It's exciting, exhilarating and nerve wracking all at the same time.'

The show – which will air later this year – is being made by Hat Trick Productions.

The company also announced today that Robert Newman will be returning to Radio 4 next year with his Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution, a mixture of stand-up and sketches based on his current live show.

Dave Podmore, the long-running sitcom about an ex-England cricketer, has also been recommissioned and a new series of Before They Were Famous, which imagines the first literary attempts of some of the world's best known writers, will be airing later this year.

Published: 31 Jul 2014

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