Russell's dreams of being a composer has so far only led to composing radio jingles. His wife Susanna earns enough money to provide for the both of them. One night Russell meets Elly and it...
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Comedy set in the social services department of a local authority. Social workers Rose and Al swim against the tide of bureaucracy, deal with the absurdities of life and try to navigate their equally trying professional and personal lives.
Russell's dreams of being a composer has so far only led to composing radio jingles. His wife Susanna earns enough money to provide for the both of them. One night Russell meets Elly and it is love at first sight. He never expected to get in an extramarital affair and there are many problems that must be overcome if he will be able to build a future with her. Written by
A Many Splintered Thing is an excellent show. It's good to see that Alan Davies isn't being type cast as the brain-box Jonathan Creek type and showing off his excellent acting skills. (Only let's hope he hasn't abandoned the stand-up all together!). Unfortunately Victor McGuire has been. In many productions that he has been seen in he has always played the best mate, admittedly he does play that type of character very well, but it would be nice to see him branch out. Kate Ashfield has a wonderful spark playing Elly, and I hope this is only the beginning of her television ventures.
The script is very well written and played with complete depth and chemistry. The whole cast works well together and it definately deserves another series.
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