Second series for Richard Herring's Relativity | Radio 4 sitcom to return

Second series for Richard Herring's Relativity

Radio 4 sitcom to return

Radio 4 has ordered a second series of Richard Herring’s family sitcom Relativity.

The comic revealed the commission in his latest newsletter to fans, saying: ‘Series 2 of this is happening and we're recording it in May (though I haven't written any of it yet). I suspect it will be on Radio 4 in September-ish.’

Four episodes in the first series were aired last September, starring Alison Steadman, Philip Davis, Fenella Woolgar, Emily Berrington, Gordon Kennedy, Effie Woods and Fred Haig, as well as Herring himself.

The show spanned four generations of the same family, featuring ‘misunderstandings, sibling sparring and the ties that bind, that will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about how to pronounce crisp brand names.’

Herring also revealed that he was to be one of the 24 comedians over 50  recording sets at the Kings Theatre at the Glasgow Comedy Festival next month in the hope of landing a TV show – the initiative spearheaded by comic John Moloney in frustration at what he considered TV's obsession with youth on shows such as Live At The Apollo.

He is also crowdfunding a DVD release of his latest stand-up show, Oh Frig, I'm 50, which will be recorded in May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Details.

Published: 1 Mar 2018

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