Leaving Normal

Sammi and Luke are an unconventional, metropolitan, out-there gay couple.

Emma and Jason are traumatised kids from deepest, darkest and straightest suburbia.

When the recently orphaned kids are forced to live with the couple, nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Emma becomes reclusive.

Jason becomes Christian.

Sammi starts to pull away.

While Luke tries to pull it all together.

And then, just as this unlikely family start to find their balance, the men's mums get involved and everything starts to unravel once more.

This is a new spin on a family comedy series.

But it's also a poignant culture-clash story about a group of people who come together to form a household in the most painful of circumstances.

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0120100607

Sammi and Luke are an unconventional, metropolitan, out-there gay couple.

Emma and Jason are traumatised kids from deepest, darkest and straightest suburbia.

When the recently orphaned kids are forced to live with the couple, nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Emma becomes reclusive.

Jason becomes Christian.

Sammi starts to pull away.

While Luke tries to pull it all together.

And then, just as this unlikely family start to find their balance, the men's mums get involved and everything starts to unravel once more.

This is a new spin on a family comedy series.

But it's also a poignant culture-clash story about a group of people who come together to form a household in the most painful of circumstances.

In the first episode, Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary.

Luke's intolerant mother Nicky is there reluctantly as is a sexy Brazilian waiter whom Sammi is eyeing, much to Luke's chagrin.

And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary when tragedy suddenly strikes.

0120100607

Sammi and Luke are an unconventional, metropolitan, out-there gay couple.

Emma and Jason are traumatised kids from deepest, darkest and straightest suburbia.

When the recently orphaned kids are forced to live with the couple, nothing will ever be the same for any of them.

Emma becomes reclusive.

Jason becomes Christian.

Sammi starts to pull away.

While Luke tries to pull it all together.

And then, just as this unlikely family start to find their balance, the men's mums get involved and everything starts to unravel once more.

This is a new spin on a family comedy series.

But it's also a poignant culture-clash story about a group of people who come together to form a household in the most painful of circumstances.

In the first episode, Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary.

Luke's intolerant mother Nicky is there reluctantly as is a sexy Brazilian waiter whom Sammi is eyeing, much to Luke's chagrin.

And then, suddenly, tragedy strikes.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Sammi and Luke are celebrating their anniversary when tragedy suddenly strikes.

0220100608

Luke, Sammi and their newly-adopted children are packing up the late Sarah's Berkshire home.

Grief and recriminations lie just under the surface as everyone tries to adjust to Sarah's wishes.

An irreverent new take on family comedy-drama.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke...

Paul Nicholls

Dolly...

Meera Syal

Sammi...

Nikesh Patel

Sarah...

Niamh Cusack

Emma...

Klariza Clayton

Jason...

Harry Manton

Nicki...

Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky...

Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Grief lies just below the surface as everyone tries to adjust to the late Sarah's wishes.

0220100608

Luke, Sammi and their newly-adopted children are packing up the late Sarah's Berkshire home.

Grief and recriminations lie just under the surface as everyone tries to adjust to Sarah's wishes.

An irreverent new take on family comedy-drama.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke...

Paul Nicholls

Dolly...

Meera Syal

Sammi...

Nikesh Patel

Sarah...

Niamh Cusack

Emma...

Klariza Clayton

Jason...

Harry Manton

Nicki...

Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky...

Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Grief lies just below the surface as everyone tries to adjust to the late Sarah's wishes.

0320100609

The kids have moved in but no one is adjusting well to the new arrangements.

Emma has retreated to her bed.

Jason is manipulative.

Dolly feels abandoned.

And Sammi doesn't seem to even be trying.

Luke tries to remain positive while Nicky seems to turn the other cheek and becomes incredibly supportive and helpful.

How long can this last?

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0320100609

The kids have moved in but no one is adjusting well to the new arrangements.

Emma has retreated to her bed.

Jason is manipulative.

Dolly feels abandoned.

And Sammi doesn't seem to even be trying.

Luke tries to remain positive while Nicky seems to turn the other cheek and becomes incredibly supportive and helpful.

How long can this last?

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

0420100610

An out-there gay couple inherit two deeply suburban kids in this culture-clash comedy drama.

The household seems to be falling apart.

But then Sammi and Jason are thrown together in a traffic jam.

And Luke gives Emma a make-over.

Just when things suddenly seem to be coming together, Nicky starts scheming with Dolly to take things apart once more.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The household seems to be falling apart until Sammi and Jason get caught in a traffic jam.

0420100610

An out-there gay couple inherit two deeply suburban kids in this culture-clash comedy drama.

The household seems to be falling apart.

But then Sammi and Jason are thrown together in a traffic jam.

And Luke gives Emma a make-over.

Just when things suddenly seem to be coming together, Nicky starts scheming with Dolly to take things apart once more.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The household seems to be falling apart until Sammi and Jason get caught in a traffic jam.

05

05 LAST20100611

Culture-clash comedy drama about an out-there gay couple who inherit two deeply suburban kids.

The family travels to Scotland to scatter Sarah's ashes.

Everyone finds a way to pay tribute.

And then Nicki drops her bombshell.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The family travels to Scotland to scatter Sarah's ashes, and Nicki drops her bombshell.

05 LAST20100611

Culture-clash comedy drama about an out-there gay couple who inherit two deeply suburban kids.

The family travels to Scotland to scatter Sarah's ashes.

Everyone finds a way to pay tribute.

And then Nicki drops her bombshell.

Written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid.

Luke - Paul Nicholls

Dolly - Meera Syal

Sammi - Nikesh Patel

Sarah - Niamh Cusack

Emma - Klariza Clayton

Jason - Harry Manton

Nicki - Imelda Staunton

Hairdresser/Waiter/Nicky/Ricky - Sebastien Torkia

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The family travels to Scotland to scatter Sarah's ashes, and Nicki drops her bombshell.

OMNI-0120100611

Comedy by Ian Iqbal Rashid about a gay couple, Sammi and Luke, who inherit two orphaned children.

With Paul Nicholls, Meera Syal, Nikesh Patel, Niamh Cusack.

Comedy by Ian Iqbal Rashid about a gay couple who inherit two orphaned children.

OMNI-0120100611

Comedy by Ian Iqbal Rashid about a gay couple, Sammi and Luke, who inherit two orphaned children.

With Paul Nicholls, Meera Syal, Nikesh Patel, Niamh Cusack.

Comedy by Ian Iqbal Rashid about a gay couple who inherit two orphaned children.