Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult's life, helped along by his uniquely dysfunctional best friends, Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest... See full summary »
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
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.
Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
Being a fan of the previous show, I was not impressed when I heard of the pairs plans to join the BBC and make a show about an excursion in Japan.
However, by the time the first episode had aired on BBC3, I was left setting the personal planner on the TV for next week (applauds 'series link'). It was the same irreverent, sly and quietly witty humour that had made the student fodder show of the late nineties a cult hit.
The shows followed Adam and Joe in their bid for (the tongue was firmly placed against the cheek) stardom and fame in Tokyo and indeed Japan. Though of course, the show was always about the comedy, with many guests, docu-segments and general foolhardiness.
Favourite moment? When Joe fed some awful seafood-based confectionery on a stick to a blindfolded Adam. "Think of it as a lolly... a dirty lolly." For those that never saw it, tough break kiddo. As it was a step up from the first show in truth, and the more recent Shock Video wasn't an excrement stain on a tissue, floating out to sea with a pile of sewage, by comparison.
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