Though host Roy Mallard (voiced by Chris Langham) is never actually seen on-screen, a part of him will be seen in each episode, either a body-part or a reflection - a glass sliding door in episode 1.2, 'The Estate Agent', on the CCTV in 1.3 'The Police Officer' and in a shop window in episode 1.5, 'The Photographer' as well as seen briefly in a badly developed photo. In 1.4 'The Solicitor' his cheek and nose are seen when he spills his tea. See more »
The other comments have covered this series very well but I just had to post my comments.
There has been a new wave of comedy recently, the office, people like us and to a lesser extent Unnovations. They are all packed with jokes but its always left to the viewer to pick up on them.
People like us seems to have an amazing number of jokes in every episode. Roy's commentary is inspired and many times you have to think carefull about what he has said until you realise that it's total gibberish. My example is "he has worked in such diverse places as Yeovil".
Chris Langham has perfect timing, I've never laughed so much as someone just saying "oh" before. Each episode Roy manages to put in foot in every possible cowpat in sight. In fact, in the entire series, Roy is the only normal person. Everyone he interviews misunderstands his questions in an amazingly stupid way. They all tend to be tragic characters who put on a brave face.
The sad thing is that many of the jokes are just thrown away and pass the viewer by.
"she worked on an oil rig just off Norway, then, after servere weather, just off Denmark"
I don't think there will be another series and to be honest I hope there isn't. This series is perfect as it is, any more and the jokes will run thin or they will use the same jokes again. 12 episodes is impressive enough.
Chris Langham has been around for quite a while, he was in Life of Brian and I'm pleased his talent has found a platform at last.
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