Liam Williams's Ladhood heads to BBC Three | TV adaptation of his Radio 4 show © BBC

Liam Williams's Ladhood heads to BBC Three

TV adaptation of his Radio 4 show

Liam Williams’s coming-of-age sitcom Ladhood is transferring to BBC Three.

The show started life on Radio 4, where eight episodes aired in two series in 2015 and 2017. Now five 25-minute episodes have been commissioned for TV

Set across two timelines, present-day London and mid-2000s Leeds, the show features Williams examining modern-day masculinity and reflecting on lad culture by delving into the memories of his own misspent adolescence.

Williams said: ‘I am excited to take on the challenge of playing a discontented man in his early 30s, struggling to break patterns of selfish and destructive behaviour. It will be a real test of my range. 

‘I'm grateful also to the BBC for this opportunity to consider the experiences of my youth and how they've shaped my adult personality, the process having being cheaper, and hopefully funnier, than therapy." 

Shane Allen, controller of BBC comedy, added: ‘Ladhood has an exquisite concept at the heart of it which presents a reflective perspective on who we were as teens and the formative experiences that shaped us. Liam’s writing is pin sharp and this show has one of the most defining and original story-telling devices at the heart of it that we’ve seen since Peep Show.’

Williams narrated the radio version of Ladhood, which was recorded in Leeds and starred real Yorkshire teens as well as comics including Kieran Hodgson, Freya Parker, Paul G Raymond, Al Roberts and Emma Sidi.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

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