Viewers are all saying 'brilliant' new show is perfect for 'warming the soul'
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Anyone who watched The A Word will remember Ralph and Katie.
Played by Leon Harrop and Sarah Gordy, the characters were beloved by viewers, so much so that The A Word creator Peter Bowker has given them a show of their very own (aptly named Ralph & Katie) and it’s getting rave reviews.
A lesson in kindness, the show follows Ralph and Katie as they navigate married life as a couple with Down’s syndrome, and viewers have been quick to praise its tenderness, hailing the show as soul-warming TV at its best.
Check out the show’s trailer below:
Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “In a world that is pretty rubbish at the moment please watch #RalphandKatie. It really is something very special with a glorious cast. It will warm your soul.”
Another person added: “What a great programme #RalphandKatie warm, funny, brave – everyone needs a circle of support.”
A third echoed: “This is really lovely wholesome television that I didn’t realise just how much I needed in my life. #RalphandKatie gives you a warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy and I’m in love with this programme already. Congratulations to everyone involved, the nation needs this.”
“Brilliant, heartwarming, loved it. Feel-good TV at its best #ralphandkatie,” tweeted another, while one fan wrote: “#RalphandKatie is such a lovely, warm, engaging and funny show, my curiosity has been piqued.”
The official synopsis for Ralph & Katie reads: "The last time we saw Ralph and Katie, they’d just had the wedding of the year. So what happened next?
"In this new comedy drama for BBC One and iPlayer, we will make a triumphant return to the beauty and splendour of the Lake District, and journey with our couple as they embark on their first year of marriage.
"Navigating their own way through life, love and independence, Ralph and Katie will face many of the challenges faced by all newlyweds... but with the added blessing or complication that they both have Down’s syndrome."
Other A Team cast members who pop up in the show include Matt Greenwood as Tom Clarke, Pooky Quesnel as Louise Wilson, Sherry Baines as Claire Thorne and Nigel Betts as Steve Thorne.
The show was filmed in the first half of 2022, and like its predecessor was predominantly shot in the Lake District alongside Manchester’s Space Studios.
We’d recommend heading over to iPlayer ASAP to stream the show and see what all the fuss is about.
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