Laurie is dead. Laurie was the popular pub landlord in a pretty English village. Now it’s time for son Stephen (David Mitchell) to step up to the plate, in the pub, in the village, as head of the family. Trouble is Stephen’s not much of a stepper-up-to-the-plate. More of a faff-around-the-edges kind of chap. It doesn’t help that he keeps on turning into his roughly 12-year-old self (nice touch, that). He has never really grown up, broken away, achieved anything, taken any risks or responsibilities, asserted himself.
And it really doesn’t help when Andrew (Robert Webb) shows up at the funeral. Andrew is a smooth-talking, jetset high-achiever (he says) who was once fostered for a few months by the family. He says. Stephen doesn’t