Marian Keyes is joining a host of names including Bridget Christie and Joanna Lumley in a new series of comedy commissions for BBC Radio 4.
This is the first time Keyes has been commissioned with her own series. Produced by Steve Doherty for Giddy Goat productions, which also produces "Meet David Sedaris", the new series on Radio 4 is "Between Ourselves with Marian Keyes". Based on pieces from her bestselling collections of essays Under the Duvet and Making It Up As I Go Along (Michael Joseph), each episode will be presented as a conversation with Irish comedian, writer and actor Tara Flynn.
Keyes said: “What an opportunity - I was delighted to be asked. I love Radio 4, so many great stories and storytellers - and now me. It’ll be great fun to work with the fabulous Tara Flynn, too. We’ve so much in common and so much to talk about.”
Steve Doherty, m.d. of Giddy Goat Productions, said: "It’s rare to find such imaginative storytelling, gripping life experiences and a hugely engaging personality wrapped up in one, tiny, beautifully-shoed package - but that’s what we have with Marian. I’m really looking forward to working with her and presenting her to the BBC Radio 4 audience.”
Louise Moore, m.d. of Michael Joseph, which publishes Keyes, said: “We are thrilled that Radio 4 have commissioned "Between Ourselves" with Marian Keyes. Marian’s unique voice and humour alongside her genius for storytelling will be a treat for Radio 4 listeners.”
Other high profile names involved in the new comedy commissions include Suggs, Bridget Christie, Twayna Mayne, Joe Lycett, Rowan Atkinson, Geoff Norcott and Joanna Lumley.