Murray is a nice guy. Everyone says so. So no-one is more surprised than Murray when, on her 40th birthday, his wife walks out on him. So begins Murray's quest to discover what went wrong and how to win her back.
In the 1840s, Cranford is ruled by the ladies. They adore good gossip; and romance and change is in the air, as the unwelcome grasp of the Industrial Revolution rapidly approaches their beloved rural market-town.
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 »
This is one of the worst comedy shows I've ever seen. What a terrible waste of an immense talent like Jessica Stevenson, it's truly tragic. The punchlines are visible from several miles away, the acting is poor and the plots are flimsy. It's essentially children's' television. Greg Wise gives a pathetic performance, while Raquel Cassidy is wasted (she was fantastic in 'Teachers'). It's utterly devoid of any charm or intricacy, it just seems like the authors had no real desire to write this and it shows.
The characters themselves are so fundamentally unlikeable that I found myself believing that they would all somehow be killed in the final episode (wishful thinking, sadly).
Oliver Chris gives a reasonable performance (being typecast as the cheeky-but-handsome one), though he isn't exactly stretching himself.
Total trash, avoid at all costs.
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