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BBC3 heads to Sri Lanka with “Return Ticket”

The UK pubcaster is sending stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan (pictured) to Sri Lanka for a six-part series tentatively titled Romesh's Return Ticket.
June 15, 2015

BBC3 is sending stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan (pictured) to Sri Lanka for a six-part series tentatively titledĀ 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.

Romesh’s Return Ticket was commissioned by Damian Kavanagh, digital controller for BBC3, and Ed Sleeman, commissioning editor for BBC Entertainment.

“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.”

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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