Radio Wales orders two sitcoms from comic Robin Morgan | A pilot and a full series

Radio Wales orders two sitcoms from comic Robin Morgan

A pilot and a full series

BBC Radio Wales has commissioned two sitcoms from Welsh stand-up and writer Robin Morgan.

Home has been picked up for a pilot episode after being shortlisted in the Find Me Funny scheme to encourage new writing. The show focusses on 90-year-old grandmother Myra moving into the care home where her millennial granddaughter Katie works.

Full casting details are to be announced, but Catrin Stewart  will play granddaughter Katie, while the show will be directed by comic Tom Price, and produced by indie Rubber Chicken.

The broadcaster has also commissioned a full series of Morgan’s sitcom Relocation, following a pilot episode in 2017.

The show featured a metropolitan couple, played by Helen Monks and Clint Edwards, being relocated to the Welsh Valleys after being put into witness protection.

Four episodes will be recorded this autumn, and broadcast early next year. The show will be produced by Zipline Creative.

Morgan said: ‘I’m delighted Radio Wales have given me not one but two commissions, especially as this is exactly what that fortune teller said would happen. I regret calling her those names now. Sorry Denise!’

Morgan’s writing credits writing credits include The News Quiz, Blind Date, The Now Show, Rich Hall’s US Election Breakdown and Spotlight Tonight with Nish Kumar. He will perform his second hour show Honeymoon at the Pear Tree at the Edinburgh Fringe, starting on Thursday.

Published: 31 Jul 2018

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