Radio 4 to record new sitcom Alone

Monday 21st November 2016, 4:48pm

Pramface. Alan Derbyshire (Angus Deayton)

Radio 4 is working on Alone, a new sitcom about five single, middle aged people living in a converted Victorian house in North London.

The comedy, which will be recorded in front of a live studio audience, has been created by The Absolutely Radio Show's Moray Hunter.

The BBC says: "Being single and living alone used to be largely the preserve of the young and old. But now the middle aged are doing it too, often by choice. When you hear this show you'll understand why."

Angus Deayton (pictured) has been announced as one of the stars, with Abigail Cruttenden (Anna from Not Going Out), Pearce Quigley (Russell in Detectorists), Kate Isitt (Sally in Coupling) and Welsh actor Bennett Arron joining him.

Scottish actor Alastair Mackenzie, who has appeared in shows including Wolf Hall and Borgen, has been announced a guest star.

The show is set to be recorded in front of an audience at the RADA Studios in London on the 7th December. Tickets

Talking about the premise, Radio 4 says: "Alone majors in grief, loneliness, depression and delusion. But it's definitely a comedy. Let the good times roll!"

Alone will be broadcast on Radio 4 in 2017.

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