Series 3 of Ability coming in February 2021

Recording series two in the studio....those were the days!

I'm very happy to be able to tell you that the third series of my BBC Radio 4 sitcom, Ability, will be broadcast weekly from Wednesday 10th February 2021.

For those of you who don't know, Ability is a sitcom about a disabled bloke called Matt. He can’t speak, and sometimes uses his disability to his advantage and can be a bit of a dick at times. So obviously it’s purely fictional!

He shares a flat with his best mate Jess (who he also fancies) and he has a very dodgy carer called Bob. Together they get up to quite a lot of mischief. In the past, they have decided to become drug dealers just to see if they could get away with it and set up a robot sex line to make a bit of money from lonely old men. You can expect more of this sort of thing in the third series too. 

You can catch up with series one and two over on BBC Sounds. 

Despite being taped remotely, with the cast in our homes, after plans for a studio taping in November had to be abandoned because of Covid, I still really enjoyed doing it. At least this way I don't have to get dressed!

I really enjoyed writing this series with Kat Butterfield and Daniel Audritt, and it was great to see the cast again. We always have a great laugh together when we're recording and this time was no different.

I'm looking forward to letting people hear what Matt, Bob and Jess have been up to in the last year or so. Make sure you tune in (or whatever the kids do these days!)

 

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Looks like you had an awesome time Lee x

Dublin is a great city

Love Dublin x

Love Dublin xx

One of my favourite places to be 🤩

Looks like fun!!

In Dublin myself as we speak (sorry!) for my 50th birthday! It’s a fantastic city, I have been coming here for years. So glad you enjoyed it!

I love you sir

Who's the lovely lady

Love ya murder outfit 😆

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You so deserve this lee. I’m thrilled for you. Can’t wait to see your show ❤️. Well done xxx❤️❤️❤️

Brilliant! Definitely looking forward to that 👏👏👏🥳

Great news! Something new on the telly this year! Seen you a few times in Edinburgh.

Cant wait for this. Keep us updated with date and time please

Fantastic seen you in Edinburgh

Fantastic👏👏 well done to you

Wow Lee this is amazing news! Congrats! 🙂

Congratulations!!! Huge well done xxx

Nice I can't wait for this

Good lad, looking forward to seeing this.

Fab 👏👏👏

At last… something new and funny to watch at Christmas instead of the same repeats! Can’t wait Lee and can’t wait to see you next spring

Joann Emmerson

awesome!!!!!

Amazing!!

Kellie Milano this will be fab x

Hopefully take the BTA of your fellow geordies Ant and Dec

Brilliant!!!

Brilliant! 👏👏

Fantastic news!

Nice work 😁

Well deserved Lee

Excellent news!

Will look forward to this!!

Congratulations

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Is that the Wish version of you?

Really Quiet Dude

Did it leave you…speechless? 🤭

That's love. The Stand team don't make the effort to take the piss out of folk they don't like.

….what you order Lost Voice Guy from Wish 🤣

Maybe they thought it was temporary ?! 🤪

I have been thinking about this, perhaps you could sell franchises to tribute acts under the "No Voice Man" brand? You'd make a blinking fortune!! "I'm only in it for the parking and the franchise fees"

It's ok, they were expecting a tribute act

Way silent bro

Jack Raine I noticed this when we were waiting for show to start 😂😂

You know you’ve made it when you get your own tribute act!

It could be your superhero name 😉

I thought of...

Wondering what your costume would look like

You are simply amazing!

7/10 for effort but must do better 😉

lol no voice man sponsored by a microphone company - .... lol

They got one word correct. Credit where credit is due.

I saw you there around 2011

Have you got a shortcut for 'for f*** sake' on your keyboard? 😁 😎

Only one star? You should have at least five.

Are you stealing some copycat's dressing room? :-p

the buggers lol gotta laugh though int ya

Four letter words can be tricky lol

Only one star?!!! Shocking!

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I know everyone has a different sense of humour. But for me, this is not funny.

If people make you sick, you should cook them longer.

Love you! You always make me laugh!

With fava beans and a nice Chianti?

Did you bring the Chianti?

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Hilarious 😂 😂 😂

Lee, you are off your rocker, bonkers!

Really good

Suits you, sir

Don't forget the wine lol 😆 😉

Not sure I want to know more😳

With Fava Beans?

Dark lol!

Is it Jonny Awsum? 🤣🤣

O M G So perfect!!!!!

Lmao brilliant

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Jenima Lyon !

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My daughter has cerebral palsy so she is dressing as a disabled person today and always 😂😂

I'm going to send my kid to school as Helen Keller, she don't listen to me anyway

If I were still at school I'd bunk off and just say I went as an invisible disability

Don't know what's funnier. The joke or those that don't get it, or obviously have never seen you perform 🤣

My son has Down syndrome and dresses as a disabled person everyday 😂

Love this 😂 Needed a little laugh this morning after battling with trying to find a school suitable for our son who has CP. I know my son would find this hilarious.

Done!! This is my amazing son in his awesome chair! ❤️ his sister made no effort at all!

Lost Voice Guy , would it be going too far to send my child as Oscar Pistorius dressed in striped jumpsuit 🤔

My son is sooo committed to World Cerebral Palsy Day he goes to school as a disabled person EVERY day 😂🙈 😂🙈 (laughter is definitely among the best medicines)

I don’t think a disability can be dressed especially if you have learning difficulties To see me I look normal as they say hidden disabilities are not to be made fun of in fact any disabilities are sick to be made fun of

My son is undiagnosed but he's so into this that he goes to school every weekday as a disabled person! I'm super proud to be his mum and he is super embarrassed by me. But I made him in my tummy and I remind him of this all the time! He's in a wheelchair so he can't escape the mummy kisses!!!

Better for children to learn about disabilities. Wheelchairs they can see and not disabilities are obvious. Just teaching children to be considerate to others is enough. Just getting adults to be the same as adults learn from children sometimes

I’m dyslexic and have ADD. As a kid, I guess I could have worn a tee shirt that had Moinca written on it, along with a headband with a squirrel dangling from it? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣

My daughter has cerebral palsy. She inspires me every day. You inspire everyone with your humour and positive attitude. 💗👏

My boy has CP so sent him as a disabled boy too xx

My beautiful daughter, sadly no longer with us. Remembered everyday, not just today.

My boys autistic nonverbal SPD gdd genetic microduplication you can't tell by looking at him just when he stims jumps about ect whow,d you dress this ????

Absolutely brilliant. My girls have gone to school wearing green.

Always Lee, always… 😉

OMG do some of you not know Lee? This is him a comedian he takes the water out of himself not others! It's a joke! 😂

What a shame, this is the first mention I have seen of this. Have a great day.xx

The way my kids dress themselves, you'd think they were 🤣🤣🤣

😂 luv u Lee just spat my coffee out reading that 💙

Done!!

They have no problem doing that all by themselves ❤️

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