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Unite. Image shows from L to R: Imogen (Claire Skinner), Gideon (Ivo Graham), Tony (Mark Steel), Ashley (Elliot Steel).

Unite

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about a class divide romance. 1 pilot in 2020. Stars Mark Steel, Claire Skinner, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham and others.

Unite. Image shows from L to R: Imogen (Claire Skinner), Gideon (Ivo Graham), Tony (Mark Steel), Ashley (Elliot Steel).

Unite

Sitcom about class, compromise and step-sibling rivalry

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Mark Steel, Claire Skinner, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham, Susannah Fielding, Annette Badland, Simon Greenall and Naz Osmanoglu
Writers
Mark Steel, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham and Barry Castagnola
Director
Barry Castagnola
Producer
Barry Castagnola

Part of the Radio 4 Comedy Playhouse season, Unite is a new sitcom starring Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Radio 4 favourite Mark Steel (Mark Steel's In Town, The News Quiz), Mark's son Elliot Steel (Roast Battles, Comedy Central At The Comedy Store) and rapidly rising comedy star Ivo Graham (Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2019, Have I Got News For You).

When Tony (Mark Steel) a working-class, left wing South Londoner, falls in love and moves in with Imogen (Claire Skinner), an upper middle-class property developer, their respective millennial sons Ashley (Elliot Steel), a disenfranchised Croydon 'rude boy', and Gideon (Ivo Graham), Eton and Oxbridge-educated and crypto-currency literate, are forced to live under the same roof and behave like the brothers neither of them ever wanted.

Class, compromise, hope, desolation, love, identity, step-sibling rivalry and Crystal Palace FC are all explored in this fresh comedy.

Characters of the show Unite! You have nothing to lose but your prejudices, formed over a lifetime of living within the British class system.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 4 Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: Unite (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 17th January 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes