Hard To Tell

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy which sees Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009) make his debut in radio comedy writing.

In Hard To Tell, Jonny Sweet conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs, and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed - weaving them into a four part, half hour romantic comedy.

The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going Out's Katy Wix), plus Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend, Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best friend Hermione (Him and Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's zealously protective father (Simon Greenall).

Tim Key and Tom Basden both make deliciously awkward cameo appearances.

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek.

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Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy which sees Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009) make his debut in radio comedy writing.

In Hard To Tell, Jonny Sweet conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs, and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed - weaving them into a four part, half hour romantic comedy.

The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going Out's Katy Wix), plus Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend, Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best friend Hermione (Him and Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's zealously protective father (Simon Greenall).

Tim Key and Tom Basden both make deliciously awkward cameo appearances.

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek.

Thanks to a bike accident that's landed him in A&E, Tom Sheffield is about to go for a pizza with Ellen, a woman with the most noble of foreheads and - it turns out - the most attentive of dads.

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). He conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed.

The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going Out's Katy Wix), and Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend, Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best friend Hermione (Him and Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's zealously protective father (Simon Greenall).

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

A bike accident lands Tom Sheffield in A&E, just as he's about to go for a pizza.

Cast:

Tom....Jonny Sweet

Paul....Simon Greenall

Ashley....Alex MacQueen

Lesley....Vicki Pepperdine

Hermione....Sarah Solemani

Ellen....Charlotte Ritchie

Maeve....Katy Wix

A Tiger Aspects Production for BBC Radio 4.

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One of those parties that starts out as a great way to get to know each other better, but promptly gets taken over by fake tans, jerk chicken, insomniac parents and berets.

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). It conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed.

The series revolves around Tom Sheffield (played by Jonny himself), his immediate family (Getting On's Vicki Pepperdine, The Thick Of It's Alex MacQueen and Not Going Out's Katy Wix), and Tom's longed-for-and-lusted-after new girlfriend Ellen (played by Charlotte Ritchie), her best friend Hermione (Him and Her's Sarah Solemani) and Ellen's zealously protective father (Simon Greenall).

Tim Key and Tom Basden both make deliciously awkward cameo appearances.

Recorded on location, Hard To Tell's naturalistic, contemporary and conversational style brings new meaning to pub toilets, themed parties, early morning phone calls and Christmas Editions of Jonathan Creek.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

A great party gets taken over by fake tans, jerk chicken, insomniac parents and berets.

Cast:

Tom - Jonny Sweet

Paul....Simon Greenall

Delivery Man....Tim Key

Ashley....Alex MacQueen

Lesley....Vicki Pepperdine

Hermione....Sarah Solemani

Ellen....Charlotte Ritchie

Maeve....Katy Wix

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Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). who conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed.

In episode 3, if your son is visiting with his new girlfriend, how far apart should their beds be placed? Can she be trusted with a remote control? And is it OK to indulge your fondness for Helen Mirren?

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy which sees Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009) make his debut in radio comedy writing.

In Hard To Tell, Jonny Sweet conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs, and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed - weaving them into a four part, half hour romantic comedy.

If your son is visiting with his new girlfriend, how far apart should their beds be placed? Can she be trusted with a remote control? And is it OK to indulge your fondness for Helen Mirren?

Cast:

Ashley....Alex MacQueen

Lesley....Vicki Pepperdine

Ellen....Charlotte Ritchie

Hermione - Sarah Solemani

Tom....Jonny Sweet

Maeve....Katy Wix

If your son is visiting with his new girlfriend, how far apart should their beds be placed

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Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy by Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009). who conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs; and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed.

In episode 4, Tom's loyalty is tested to the full when he's forced to choose between supporting Ellen as a bridesmaid or indulging in an uninterrupted TV marathon of Jonathan Creek, season 2.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

Hard To Tell is a four part relationship comedy which sees Jonny Sweet (Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2009) make his debut in radio comedy writing.

In Hard To Tell, Jonny Sweet conjures up characters depicting every relationship from father and daughter to the mirror in the bathroom and the feller hiding at a party; from the stalker and the stalked to dog owners and their dogs, and from lifelong friends to long term partners and their dearly departed - weaving them into a four part, half hour romantic comedy.

Tom's loyalty is tested to the full when he's forced to choose between supporting Ellen as a bridesmaid or indulging in an uninterrupted TV marathon of Jonathan Creek, season 2.

Cast:

Luke - Tom Basden

Paul - Simon Greenall

Ashley - Alex MacQueen

Lesley....Vicki Pepperdine

Ellen....Charlotte Ritchie

Hermione....Sarah Solemani

Tom....Jonny Sweet

Maeve....Katy Wix

Tom's loyalty is tested when he has to choose between supporting Ellen or Jonathan Creek.

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Second series of the relationship comedy written by Jonny Sweet.

It tells its central love story through the 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 restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.

Jonny Sweet is also the writer of Radio 4's Party and co-writer/co-star of Chickens on Sky 1.

Episode 1:

Tom and Ellen organize a night out so that their parents can meet. Ellen's Dad's lodger invites herself along, while Tom's Mum and Dad decide to open up about an aspect of Tom's lifestyle that's been troubling them.

Producer: Lucy Armintage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

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Second series of the relationship comedy written by Jonny Sweet.

It tells its central love story through the 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 restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.

Jonny Sweet is also the writer of Radio 4's Party and co-writer/co-star of Chickens on Sky 1.

Episode 2:

It's Valentine's Day and Tom is determined to protect his relationship from the threat of Ellen's ex-boyfriend. He organises a surprise trip and borrows his Dad's old tour van.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

Valentine's Day. Tom's intent on protecting his relationship from the threat of Ellen's ex

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Tom's mum's cousin has died and she volunteers her son to give the eulogy.

Second series of the relationship comedy written by Jonny Sweet.

It tells its central love story through the 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 restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.

Jonny Sweet is also the writer of Radio 4's Party and co-writer/co-star of Chickens on Sky 1.

Episode 3:

Tom's Mum's cousin has died and she volunteers her son to give the eulogy. At the funeral, Ellen suspects an infidelity, while Gillian the lodger suspects a mental disorder.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.

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Second series of the relationship comedy written by Jonny Sweet.

It tells its central love story through the 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 restaurants, funerals, French dressers and monkey puzzle trees.

Jonny Sweet is also the writer of Radio 4's Party and co-writer/co-star of Chickens on Sky 1.

Episode 4:

The Bicycle Thief. It's Ellen's birthday and, despite money troubles, Tom wants to make an unforgettable impression, while all of Ellen's friends are determined to keep her away from him.

Producer: Lucy Armitage

A Tiger Aspect production for BBC Radio 4.