Radio 4 commission fourth series of Relativity

Alison Steadman stars in Richard Herring's Relativity on Radio 4

It was announced today that Richard Herring’s critically acclaimed family comedy-drama, Relativity, has been recommissioned for a fourth series by BBC Radio 4.

Drawing on his own family, the warm, lively characters and sharply observed family dynamics portray an 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.  With a cast including Alison Steadman, Phil Davis, Richard Herring and Emily Berrington, the comedy also broaches some more serious highs and lows of family life.

Richard Herring said: “I am very excited to revisit the Snell family and to find out how they resolve the mess I left them in at the end of the last series. Thanks so much to Radio 4 for having us back. Buttered Weetabix all round.”

Jon Thoday, Executive Producer for Avalon, added: “We are delighted that this show from one of the UK’s funniest writers is returning to Radio 4.”

Written by Richard Herring, Relativity is an Avalon production for Radio 4. The commissioning editor at the BBC is Sioned Wiliam.  Executive Producers are Jon Thoday and Richard Allen-Turner for Avalon.  Series three was produced by Polly Thomas with Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore.

Relativity is set to return in 2022.

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