Relativity: Richard Herring’s family comedy drama starring Alison Steadman and Phil Davis returns for a third series on BBC Radio 4, Friday 17th July

Drawing on his own family, the third series of Richard Herring’s comedy drama, Relativity, builds on the warm, lively characters and sharply observed family dynamics of previous series.

His affectionate observation of inter-generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind will resonate with anyone who has ever tried to show their dad which remote turns the television on.

Amid the comedy, Richard broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life. In this series, he focuses on the roller coaster ride of first time parenting, how to maintain a long standing marriage and brass rubbing.

Richard Herring is a comedian, writer, blogger and podcaster and the world’s premier semi-professional self-playing snooker player.

Episode 1:
Ian and Chloe are new parents to their much loved but incessantly crying baby, Don. Meanwhile sister Jane has had enough of husband Pete, while Ken and Margaret are simply trying to turn the television on.

Margaret…………….Alison Steadman
Ken……………..Phil Davis
Jane…………….Fenella Woolgar
Ian……………….Richard Herring
Chloe…………..Emily Berrington
Pete………………..Gordon Kennedy
Holly…………………Tia Bannon
Mark………………Fred Haig
Nick………………..Harrison Knights

Written by Richard Herring
Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Producer: Polly Thomas
Executive Producers: Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner
An Avalon Television production for BBC Radio 4

The third series of Relativity first airs on Friday 17th July, from 11.30am to 12.00pm on BBC Radio 4

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