‘Siblings’ BBC3 Comedy: Air Date and Trailer Released for New Charlotte Ritchie Sitcom

Dan (TOM STOURTON), Hannah (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) - Image Credit: BBC/Bwark/Ed Miller

Dan (TOM STOURTON) and Hannah (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) – Image Credit: BBC/Bwark/Ed Miller

BBC Three have today announced the air date for episode 1 of their brand new comedy series Siblings.

Running for six 30-minute episodes, the sitcom is scheduled to premiere at 10:30pm on Thursday, 7 August, 2014.

Siblings is a new BBC3 comedy created and written by Keith Akushie, who was one of the writers on the critically acclaimed Channel 4 series, Fresh Meat.

Sadie (MIRANDA HENNESSY) - Image Credit: BBC/Bwark/Ed Miller

Sadie (MIRANDA HENNESSY) – Image Credit: BBC/Bwark/Ed Miller

Continuing the Fresh Meat theme, Siblings’ lead cast features actress Charlotte Ritchie, who played Oregon in the C4 show. Joining her on screen will be Live At The Electric’s Tom Stourton.

Together they play Hannah and Dan, billed as the worst brother and sister in the world.

When asked – What is Siblings? Tom Stourton replied: “Siblings is about a brother and a sister both in their twenties (Dan and Hannah), who live together in the sister’s flat. They are both hopeless and extremely self-destructive (but in a funny way hopefully). While the show does focus on stuff like not being able to get a job or have any kind of meaningful relationship the spirit of the show is very big and silly. Despite being terrible for each other’s well-being they are sort of dependent on each other as well, as there is no one else as useless as them in the universe.”