A first look trailer has been released for BBC One drama Ralph & Katie, a spin-off of The A Word which ran for three series between 2016 and 2020.
Co-produced for the BBC by ITV Studios and Keshet Productions in association with Tiger Aspect, the 6×30’ episodes follow the continuing story of Ralph and Katie Wilson, with each featuring a different story focusing on the domestic challenges they face – issues faced by all newlyweds, but with an added ingredient in the mix being that the couple have Down’s Syndrome.
Leon Harrop (Ralph) and Sarah Gordy (Katie) are joined by Pooky Quesnel who reprises the role of Louise, Ralph’s mum, now Katie’s mother-in-law. Other familiar faces are Nigel Betts (Ridley Road, Boy Meets Girl) and Sherry Baines (Jungle Cry) who play Katie’s parents Steve and Clare. There is also a welcome return for Matt Greenwood (Bohemian Rhapsody, Waterloo Road) as Tom.
This ground-breaking series is created by Peter Bowker who is also lead writer as he was on The A Word. Bowker revealed early last year the team who have since worked alongside him, all of them new and emerging disabled writers, who were chosen in partnership with BBC Writersroom. They are: Amy Trigg, Annalisa Dinnella, Genevieve Barr, Tom Wentworth and Lizzie Watson.
Ralph & Katie is executive produced by Peter Bowker, Patrick Spence and Kathryn Pugsley (ITV Studios), Howard Burch (Keshet Productions) and Lucy Richer (BBC), alongside Avi Nir (Keshet Media Group), and Keren Margalit. Jules Hussey produces and Jordan Hogg directs.
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