BBC3 is sending stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan (pictured) to Sri Lanka for a six-part series tentatively titled Romesh’s Return Ticket.
Set for broadcast later this year, the Rumpus-produced series will find the British comedian reconnecting with his Sri Lankan heritage and Tamil background. The trip – organized by Ranganathan’s mother – will find him taking various trips around the country with distant family friends and relatives.
“Across the series, we will watch the man from Crawley explore his heritage in Sri Lanka, whether he likes it or not. I can’t wait to see what happens,” said Sleeman in a statement.
Iain Wimbush, executive producer for Rumpus, added: “This is a series where the rules of the traditional travelogue go out the window as his guides won’t be fixers and guide books – they’ll be his own Sri Lankan family, who he neither knows nor understands.”