Russell Tovey (opens in new tab) reckons its a 'massive compliment' that his new show is being compared to The Royle Family. The Being Human actor appears in BBC3's new comedy drama Him & Her, about loved-up couple Steve and Becky who live in a dingy bedsit in London. Becky is played by Roman's Empire actress Sarah Solemani. Russell told whatsontv.co.uk: "It's been compared to The Royle Family, which is a massive compliment, Men Behaving Badly and Game On, which are shows that deal with the dirty side of life. "Those shows are comedy gold really and if we could be perceived like that then that would be fantastic." Him & Her is not for the squeamish - in the first episode Becky is seen on the toilet and eating toast that's been on floor! But Russell is confident that viewers will fall in love with the characters. "I think they will,' he said. "It gets completely under your skin." Him & Her starts on Monday September 3 at 10.35pm on BBC3.
Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.
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