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Episode 4

Hard to Tell, Series 2 Episode 4 of 4

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 04 December 2013

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.


Tom Basden
Jean Boht
Jessie Cave
Julia Davis
Simon Greenall
Alex MacQueen
Vicki Pepperdine
Charlotte Ritchie
Sarah Solemani
Jonny Sweet
Katy Wix
Cupcake Shop Manager
Tim Key
Daniel Lawrence-Taylor
Jonny Sweet
Lucy Armitage


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