Siblings. Image shows from L to R: Dan (Tom Stourton), Hannah (Charlotte Ritchie). Copyright: Bwark Productions.

Siblings

BBC Three sitcom about a brother and sister. 12 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2016. Stars Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton.

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BBC cancels Siblings sitcom

BBC Three has cancelled Siblings, the sitcom starring Tom Stourton and Charlotte Ritchie, after two series.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd July 2016

Series two continues, with Dan (Tom Stourton) given an enlightening vision of a future without the rule of his maniacal mother, thanks to a visit from his feckless Aunt Leslie (the excellent Sally Phillips), who teaches him that he can get anything he wants from society without giving anything in return. Meanwhile, after the delivery of six unordered pizzas, Hannah (Charlotte Ritchie) believes that she's entered a "golden week", a rarified era when lucky breaks will continue to flow liberally.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 11th January 2016

Radio Times review

It's a terrible sitcom this. Obscene, shallow, full of unpleasant characters. But from its evil comic stew moments always bubble up that make you splutter with a sort of guilty laughter.

This episode sees the reappearance of our siblings' mother (Stella Gonet) and, in a new development, their hippie aunt Leslie (Sally Phillips), who takes a shine to doofus Dan. But as ever the best scenes belong to Charlotte Ritchie as his heartless sister Hannah, who believes she is at last having a Golden Week when everything goes right. It builds to a heroically tasteless climax as she appears in an R&B video while sweating more than the part strictly demands.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 5th January 2016

Radio Times review

When it's good, this simple-seeming sitcom about brother-and-sister flatmates is very good. The best laughs come from Charlotte Ritchie as Hannah, an amoral, arrogant, self-centred cow who, in spite or because of those qualities, you could happily watch all day long.

The way Hannah blithely takes a pulled pork sandwich into a doctor's appointment or praises her own good looks ("Look at me - I'm a solid nine, nine and a half") is both horrifying and endearing. She shares a flat with her layabout of a brother Dan (Tom Stourton), who is so impressed by the news that employees at Hannah's workplace get free birthday cake, he takes a job as the world's most annoying office cleaner ("Pretend I'm not here").

David Butcher, Radio Times, 4th January 2016

Charlotte Ritchie talks Siblings Series 2

Charlotte Ritchie is "like, really excited" about her BBC3 sitcom Siblings being recommissioned.

Ellie Walker-Arnott, Radio Times, 7th October 2014

Siblings - Balcombe's Funeral review

All in all, 'Balcombe's Funeral' was a fantastic finale to a show that was never quite fantastic over its six-week run.

Caroline Preece, TV Equals, 13th September 2014

BBC Three orders Siblings Series 2

Siblings, the sitcom starring Charlotte Ritchie and Tom Stourton as a lazy and self-centred sister and brother, is to return for a second series.

British Comedy Guide, 10th September 2014

Siblings - Burrito Neighbours review

We only have one week of Siblings left before the first series is over, and it's a shame that it hasn't really lived up to its potential.

Caroline Preece, TV Equals, 6th September 2014

Radio Times review

Hannah falls - literally - for a rugged busker, only to discover he's a born-again Christian who wants to spend his days doing more than watching gory Swedish crime dramas back-to-back. As a measure of the silliness of this sitcom, one of the funniest gags is her inability to pronounce his Irish name.

Meanwhile, a city-slicker neighbour asks her brother Dan to babysit his beloved tropical fish while he's away on business and the results are predictably messy. As always, Hannah doesn't mince her words: "Dan, you're turning into The Shit Mr Ripley and it's getting kind of creepy."

Siblings is as shallow and juvenile as its anti-heroes - and it's a giggle.

Claire Webb, Radio Times, 4th September 2014

Siblings - Laser Eye Date review

Laser Eye Date was the first episode of this freshman comedy that actually lent it's central duo some humanity.

Caroline Preece, TV Equals, 30th August 2014