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March 20 @ 7:00 pm

National treasures Ricky Tomlinson and Sue Johnston first appeared over 40 years ago on our screens as husband and wife Bobby and Sheila Grant in ‘Brookside’, and then we fell in love with them again as Jim and Barbara in the iconic ‘Royle Family’. 

And now they are back! And they’re coming to Birmingham!

We can’t tell you how excited we are that the legends that are Ricky and Sue are joining us for a very special event where they will delight us with the stories about their new series, Ricky, Sue and a Trip or Two. The duo will be taking three road trips, to show each other some of the places that shaped their lives.  And, like any good road trip, there’ll be some diversions along the way, as they explore new places, try new things and meet some famous friends.

You are invited to join us at the Midlands Art Centre on Wednesday 20th March at 7pm for a special screening of the Midlands episode of the series.

After the screening Ricky and Sue will be joined on stage by Channel 4 Commissioner, Jayne Stanger and Creative Director of Nine Lives Media, Jazz Gowans and this fabulous panel will give us a special insight into the making of what promises to be a brilliant series.

To book your place please visit the RTS website.

This event is free to attend. Due to anticipated demand you may only book 1 place for yourself. All guests must book a place. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please note this is not a Meet and Greet event and filming of the content is not permitted.

The three-part series Ricky, Sue & a Trip or Two is a commission for More4 from Nine Lives Media in Birmingham and LA Productions in Liverpool, resulting from Channel 4 and Create Central’s More4 the West Midlands development fund.

The series is commissioned as a result of Channel 4 and Create Central’s linear unscripted development initiative More4 the West Midlands, a partnership launched in April 2022 to forge stronger relationships between West Midlands’ indies and Channel 4 Commissioning to create more opportunities for creative talent in the region.


March 20
7:00 pm
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(RTS) Royal Television Society
020 7822 2810
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Midlands Arts Centre
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH United Kingdom
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