Hard To Tell
A Radio 4 comedy series about relationships written by and starring award-winning comic Jonny Sweet
- 2011 - 2013
- BBC Radio 4
- 8 (2 series)
- Jonny Sweet, Charlotte Ritchie, Simon Greenall, Alex Macqueen, Vicki Pepperdine, Sarah Solemani, Katy Wix and Julia Davis
- Jonny Sweet
- Lucy Armitage
The series revolves around Tom Sheffield, his immediate family, plus Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend, Ellen, her best friend Hermione and Ellen's zealously protective father.
It tells its central love story through a couple's individual conversations with their family and friends. In the process, we are introduced to all manner of relationships from a father and his cherished tour van to two women rivalling for the position of Best Friend, from a brother and sister comparing notes on Brazilians to a vicar and his new parish, and from a lodger's historic fling with a local waitress to a mum's lack of control over her desire to monitor her son's life.
Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls, restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 11th October 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 4th December 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra