Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn't much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard's shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran, ... See full summary »
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.
The adventures of Tim and Daisy who rent a room in Marsha Klein's house under the pretense that they are a couple. Also in the house is frustrated painter Brian. Together with TA fanatic Mike and Daisy's girlfriend Twist the duo get into a series of situations with hilarious results. Written by
According to Simon Pegg, what the future held for the characters was always left ambiguous at the end of the show. But that hasn't stopped him imagining where they wound up. Tim and Daisy end up together and have a daughter. Pegg said it was always the plan to get them together, even if it never occurred throughout the show. Brian has a long and happy life with Twist and after his death, his work becomes incredibly popular and sells for millions. Twist winds up in suspended animation and awakes in the future where she finds, to her disgust, everyone wearing silver. Mike ends up with Dexter and moves to South London. Pegg added if there had been a third series, it would end in a Blake's 7 style shoot-out. But he and Stevenson knew the Series 2 finale would be the very last episode while they were writing it. See more »
Episode 1.6, which features the characters going out to a nightclub, replaces the usual names in the credits with hip hop style alternatives. For example, the show's writers and lead stars Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg become 'Jazzy Jess' and 'The Fresh Pegg'. See more »
Possibly the best thing to ever happen to television
The whole two series was as close to perfect as I can imagine. Funny, beautifully shot, well-produced, the only downside was that there wasn't more of it. Perhaps the reason that it wasn't as successful as it should have been was that it didn't get a large enough audience. It was aired in a time when "The Royle Family" undeservedly won all the awards and praise, whereas Spaced was considered to be aimed at immature adolescents, film parodies and comic book references only worthy of an audience that doesn't know quality when they see it. And this is a tragedy, because, if television series' can be considered art form by any stretch of the imagination, then this is a masterpiece, something to be admired by others, a definite benchmark for all other programmes.
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