BBC orders second series of Him & Her

Thursday 28th October 2010, 11:00am

Him & Her. Image shows from L to R: Becky (Sarah Solemani), Steve (Russell Tovey), Laura (Kerry Howard), Paul (Ricky Champ), Dan (Joe Wilkinson). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.BBC Three today confirmed the re-commission of Him & Her, reportedly the channel's most successful ever sitcom launch.

The realistic comedy, written by Cowards star Stefan Golaszewski, which was first broadcast last month, offered a warts-and-all look at what really goes on behind the bedroom doors of today's 20-somethings.

The second series of the show, made by Big Talk Productions, will see Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani return to their unmade bed as young lovers Steve and Becky, alongside the ensemble cast including Kerry Howard (Laura), Ricky Champ (Paul), Joe Wilkinson (Dan) and Camille Couduri (Shelley).

According to the BBC, Him & Her was the highest rating sitcom debut on BBC Three, with an 8.3% share of the audience amongst 16-34s tuning in, and a further 200,000 requests per episode on BBC iPlayer. Across the week, the comedy was watched by an impressive 2.1 million.

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three, says: "Him & Her was beautifully written and brilliantly performed. It went on to become BBC Three's most successful ever sitcom launch. I'm delighted it's coming back for a second series." Cheryl Taylor, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, added: "We're all looking forward to the second series of this original, funny and intimately observed sitcom."

Kenton Allen, Chief Executive of Big Talk Productions, says: "The tremendous support that BBC Three has given to a lo-fi romantic comedy in which nothing much ever happens has been amazing. We are delighted that their faith has been repaid with a brilliant reaction from audience and critics alike and we can't wait to return to the tea, toast and unwashed bed linen of series 2 to enjoy the further adventures of Steve and Becky."

Filming on Series 2 will commence in 2011.

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