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Ability. Matt (Lee Ridley). Copyright: BBC.

Ability

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a disabled man leaving home. 1 pilot in 2017. Stars Lee Ridley, Allan Mustafa, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Sammy Dobson and others.

Another series is in development.

Ability. Matt (Lee Ridley). Copyright: BBC.

Ability

Lost Voice Guy stars in this sitcom about a disabled man leaving home

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Lee Ridley, Allan Mustafa, Andrew Hayden-Smith, Sammy Dobson, James Lailey, Alison Belbin and Keziah Joseph
Writers
Lee Ridley and Katherine Jakeways
Director
Jane Berthoud
Producer
Jane Berthoud

Ability is a sitcom pilot created by Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy, the winner of the BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Ability uses Lee's experiences of coping with this disability and weaves them into a sitcom.

Matt is leaving home for the first time to move in with Jess, his best friend from school. Matt's parents are worried, particularly his dad - they have always done everything for him. His parents are worried as they have always done everything for him, but Matt is determined even though his new carer Bob is not all he should be. But Matt is determined even though his new carer, Bob, is not all he should be.

Bob is new to the carer role, and although willing, he somehow manages to spend more time dealing weed and flogging knocked off TVs than cooking Matt's tea. But he treats Matt like an equal, and not all his previous carers have done that, and so the two form a bond... A bond that could lead Matt into an awful lot of trouble. Especially as Matt has never been above exploiting his circumstances if the situation arises - he's always known he could get away with murder (although he's never actually tried that of course) But who would suspect the disabled guy?

Could Matt and Bob become the new Del boy and Rodney? And if so, which is which?

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