Ability. Matt (Lee Ridley). Copyright: BBC


  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2017 - 2023
  • 17 episodes

Lost Voice Guy stars in this sitcom about a disabled man leaving home. Stars Lee Ridley, Allan Mustafa, Jason Lewis, Sammy Dobson, Lisa Hammond and more.

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Radio 4 2023 comedy commissions

Radio 4 has announced a raft of comedy commissions, including the return of Room 101 to the airwaves with Paul Merton as host. Stars involved in other new shows include Jonathan Pie, Maisie Adam, Chris McCausland and Jordan Gray.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2023

Lost Voice Guy's sitcom Ability being piloted for TV

Lost Voice Guy is adapting his Radio 4 sitcom Ability for television. The comic, otherwise known as Lee Ridley, is currently working on a pilot script with Katherine Jakeways.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2021

Lost Voice Guy's Ability to return to Radio 4

Lost Voice Guy's semi-autobiographical sitcom Ability is returning to Radio 4 for a third series.

British Comedy Guide, 19th January 2021

Writers' Guild Awards 2019 shortlist

The writers of Derry Girls, Inside No. 9 and Detectorists are amongst the nominees for The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 4th December 2018

Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2019

A number of Radio 4 comedy series have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2019.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2018

Lost Voice Guy's Radio 4 sitcom Ability to return for Series 2

Ability, the Radio 4 sitcom starring Lee Ridley - the comedian also known as Lost Voice Guy, who won Britain's Got Talent - is to return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 6th June 2018

Lost Voice Guy interview

We caught up with comedian Lee Ridley, better known as Lost Voice Guy, to find out a little more about his new Radio 4 sitcom Ability.

Narc Magazine, 16th May 2018

Interview: Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy

Lee Ridley aka Lost Voice Guy is a stand up comedian from Newcastle. He first spoke to MoodyComedy back in 2014 and has since produced multiple Edinburgh shows, written a radio sitcom and even recently auditioned for Britain's Got Talent. I interviewed Lee about this growing list of successes and this is what he had to say...

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 1st May 2018

Lee Ridley: I'm not a Paralympian, but I make you laugh

Ask someone to name a famous British disabled person and, more often than not, they'll probably name a Paralympic athlete. It's easy to understand why. The success of Team GB in both London and Rio has done wonders for the profile of disabled people everywhere. Not that you'd always believe that was the case if you listened to the government and some of the mainstream media.

Lee Ridley, The Huffington Post, 4th January 2017

Radio 4 to broadcast six comedy pilots on twelfth night

Radio 4 is to "illuminate January with the spirit of misrule" by broadcasting a series of comedy pilots of the twelfth night, the 7th January.

British Comedy Guide, 21st December 2016

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