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Dana Stevens | 14:47 UK time, Monday, 6 September 2010

The cast of Him & Her (Russell Tovey as Steve, Sarah Solemani as Becky, Kerry Howard as Laura, Ricky Champ as Paul and Joe Wilkinson as Dan)

Last week, I spoke to Russell 'Being Human' Tovey and Sarah Solemani, who play Becky and Steve, in the new comedy Him & Her which starts tonight at 10.30pm on BBC Three. You can read the first part of the interview on the blog and today in part two I thought it would be good to introduce you to some of the other characters in the show. There's Becky's sister Laura and her cheating fiance Paul and needy neighbour Dan (who's my personal favourite). But what do Russell and Sarah think?

Him & Her (Kerry Howard as Laura, Ricky Champ as Paul and Joe Wilkinson as Dan)

Laura (Kerry Howard), Paul (Ricky Champ) and Dan (Joe Wilkinson)

Tell us about the other characters in the show....who's your favourite?

Russell: Mine's Becky, I love Becky.
Sarah: Ah! That's nice! Mine's my sister...ha ha
Russell: Laura..yeah Laura she's good.
Sarah: Laura and Paul...they sort of come as a package don't they? They're yin and yang and they have a very dysfunctional relationship which is hilarious. But they sort of need each other, I always love it when they turn up.
Him & Her (Camille Coduri as Shelly)

Shelly (Camille Coduri)

Russell: I think every character is so well-written and well observed by Stefan (Golaszewski the writer) and you just fall in love with each of them. Like Camille Coduri comes in and plays Shelly, who's one of the friends, in just two episodes but she makes such a massive impact. She's so brilliant and you absolutely love Shelly.
Sarah: Yeah and she has an on-off weird relationship with Dan which is slightly disgusting.

But which of the characters do the cast think would make the best flatmate? Watch this brilliantly funny video diary to find out...

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(The eagle-eyed among you will notice that this video still has the old working title on it! And did you spot the Inspector Morse box set? That's important for what's coming up!)

We've got some great online video diaries you made while you were filming (you can watch them on the comedy website) and lots of people mention how much you farted on set Russell...

Sarah: Yeah!
Russell: It got to the point where I would fart and everyone would sigh but no one would care. And I'd go paaarrrp and the crew, cast and everyone would just shrug! ha ha ha!

Him & Her (Russell Tovey as Steve and Sarah Solemani as Becky)

Your characters spend the whole series in the flat. What's the longest you've ever stayed indoors without getting out of your pyjamas, getting dressed and leaving the house?

Sarah: When I was at university I spent a lot of time indoors, days...probably even almost a week I'd say.
Russell: Really?
Sarah: Yeah probably...
Russell: I think I spent a whole day and night playing Grand Theft Auto once. Then I left the house and the world was a very different place. I got in a car and thinking I was still in the game, I was like 'Oh it's ok to run someone over and if you see a prostitute it's fine to pick them up'!! I can't do that ever again!

And finally, as your characters love watching Inspector Morse, I thought we'd do a quick Morse-based quiz to find out which one of you 'knows most about Morse'. So first question, which city is Morse set in?

Russell: Weymouth? Ummm...

Do you want multiple choice? Is it Cambridge, Oxford or Manchester?

Russell: Ohh Cambridge
Sarah: Oxford

The correct answer is Oxford well done Sarah. Which of these film directors has directed three episodes of Inspector Morse?
A) Stephen Frears (The Queen, Dirty Pretty Things)
B) Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, A Mighty Heart)
C) Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire)

Him & Her (Russell Tovey as Steve and Sarah Solemani as Becky)

Russell: Michael Winterbottom
Sarah: Danny Boyle

It's Danny Boyle, well done Sarah...Russell you're getting thrashed.

Russell: How did you know that? Did you read it on the boxset?
Sarah: dunno

And finally, what kind of car does Morse drive: A Jaguar, BMW or Mercedes?

Russell: Jaguar

Correct. So Sarah won that and she's won the enviable title of knowing the 'Most about Morse' well done!

Sarah: What do I win? Is there a prize?

Umm no, you just win the title and the glory!

Russell Tovey and Sarah 'Knows Most About Morse' Solemani star in Him & Her tonight at 10.30pm on BBC Three.

Dana Stevens is content producer for BBC Three online.



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