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Going Forward: Jo Brand's sitcom is mouldy, miserable... and very funny

19 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Picking up where she left off with the Bafta award-winning Getting On, Brand’s domestic comedy finds the best laughs in grim despair

Starting, excitingly, this week is Going Forward, a spin-off from the Bafta award-winning but still severely slept-upon comedy Getting On. The title, apart from being a nod to the tyranny of managerial buzz phrases, refers to the shift from the geriatric ward to domestic life for Kim Wilde (Jo Brand), as she undertakes the duties of her new job as a community domiciliary care assistant. In other words, a very stretched agency carer tending to the needs and suppurating the bedsores of her elderly clients. On the face of it, the home setting, children, husband Dave (Omid Djalili) and sister Jackie (Helen Griffin), who shares Her Majesty Dorian Green’s tendency to let herself in through the back door and start prattling on about her problems, plays »

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