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Are We There Yet?

The Rita Rudner Show Episode 1 of 4

American comedian Rita Rudner stars as herself in a new four-part sitcom where she returns to the UK with her husband, played by Martin Trenaman.

The series has been written by Rita and her real life husband Martin Bergman. As she tries to re-establish herself in the UK, things go from bad to worse as she's joined by a group of colleagues who try and make her return as successful as possible. Not helped by her inept management, her eccentric hotel owner and her bizarre cockney comedy opening act - her visit doesn't go to plan!

In this opening episode, Rita and her husband Martin have an unexpectedly lengthy flight to London and find the hotel they're staying in is unusual to say the least - encapsulated by it's odd owner Mrs Harrison (the wonderful Phyllida Law). They realise their UK management haven't quite realised who Rita is and she is forced to work with a failing comedian who's been chosen as her support act.

With a supporting cast that includes Michael Fenton Stevens, co-writer Martin Bergman, Mike Wilmot and Vivienne Avramoff, the series mixes sitcom with classic stand up routines from Rita.

Producer: Paul Russell
An Open Mike production for BBC Radio 4.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 19 Apr 2017 23:30

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Role Contributor
ActorRita Rudner
ActorMartin Trenaman
ActorPhyllida Law
ActorMichael Fenton Stevens
ActorMartin Bergman
ActorVivienne Avramoff
ActorMike Wilmot
WriterRita Rudner
WriterMartin Bergman