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Saxondale: Season 2: Episode 6 -- Magz has made some spiritually inclined new friends at the local vegetarian café, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery. When Tommy embarrasses Magz in front of her new friends, she begins to question whether he's good for her or not. Later, Tommy and Raymond are bird-proofing a shopping centre when they see Magz out with her new yoga instructor. Tommy is convinced this is the end of the relationship. He tries to win her back, using every tactic he can think of, including begging, feigning terminal illness and wearing a Native American, fringed leather jacket.


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It's a solid 2, at best... On a scale of 0 to 1, that is. BRILLIANT!! See more (8 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 11)

Steve Coogan ... Tommy Saxondale / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

James Bachman ... Therapist / ... (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Rasmus Hardiker ... Raymond (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

Ruth Jones ... Magz (13 episodes, 2006-2007)

Morwenna Banks ... Vicky (12 episodes, 2006-2007)

Darren Boyd ... Jonathon / ... (6 episodes, 2007)

Series Directed by
John Henderson (6 episodes, 2007)
Matt Lipsey (5 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Steve Coogan (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Neil MacLennan (7 episodes, 2006-2007)

Series Produced by
Steve Coogan .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Ted Dowd .... producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Henry Normal .... executive producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kerry Waddell .... line producer (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Original Music by
Matt Berry (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Cinematography by
Francis De Groote (5 episodes, 2006)
John Ignatius (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Charlie Phillips (7 episodes, 2006)
Series Casting by
Lindsay Hughes (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Production Design by
David Ferris (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Art Direction by
Kyz Kistell (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Costume Design by
Marcia Stanton (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Makeup Department
Barrie Gower .... prosthetics (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Lesley Noble .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2006)
Helen Barrett .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2007)
Sarah Grispo .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Celia Bargh .... production manager (1 episode, 2006)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Dawking .... first assistant director (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
Paul Cathie .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Georgie Fallon .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Jennie Fava .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2006)
Will Cummins .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Jodie Cripps .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Jay Arthur .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Art Department
Marje Jennings .... production buyer (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Tim Youngman .... property master (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Toby Marrow .... stand-by props / prop hand (6 episodes, 2007)
Paul de Csernatony .... prop hand (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Karl McGovern .... prop hand (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Barnaby Ferris .... art department runner (4 episodes, 2007)
Rachel Corbould .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Sound Department
Alex Thompson .... sound recordist (7 episodes, 2006)
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Dylan Voigt .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2007)
Ian Voigt .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2007)
Jeremy Brown .... sound trainee (3 episodes, 2006)
Series Stunts
Jason White .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2006)
Paul Kennington .... stunt double (1 episode, 2007)

Steve Griffin .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Lee .... second assistant camera (7 episodes, 2006)
Steve Roberts .... generator operator (6 episodes, 2006)
Joe Smyth .... grip (6 episodes, 2006)
Larry Park .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2007)
Brandon Evans .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2006)
Peter Welch .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2006)
Chris Cole .... camera assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Gabriel Hyman .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2007)
David McDowall .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2007)
Theo Berman .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2007)
John Arnold .... grip (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Grint .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Inca Bayer .... wardrobe mistress (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Editorial Department
Tamer Osman .... on-line editor (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Perry Gibbs .... colorist (4 episodes, 2007)
David Yardley .... off-line editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Transportation Department
Rob MacKnight .... transportation manager (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Series Other crew
Lyndsay Robinson .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jonathan Merrell .... production accountant (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Daniel Fellows .... location manager (7 episodes, 2006)
Mike Amos .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Ben Miller .... script editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Zoe Symonds .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Adrian Young .... unit nurse (6 episodes, 2006)
Chrissie Bibby .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Brian Bilgorri .... location manager (4 episodes, 2007)
Adam Grinter .... location assistant (4 episodes, 2007)
Alexandra Wilkinson .... assistant accountant (4 episodes, 2007)
Maria Chiorando .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2007)
Anna Stockton .... assistant coordinator (3 episodes, 2007)

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • BBC Video (2009) (USA) (DVD) (complete seasons 1 & 2)
Other Companies

Additional Details

30 min

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In one of the episodes Saxondale mentions what sounds like - "Chels-a-breeze" - what is that??
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
It's a solid 2, at best... On a scale of 0 to 1, that is. BRILLIANT!!, 9 June 2011
Author: eddiez61 from Collingswood, NJ USA

The Character that Steve Coogan has created, or rather perfected, for Saxondale is deeply, profoundly demented. But it's Coogan's mastery of the nuances of bitter, disillusioned, middle aged neurosis that makes his character so appealing, so universal. It's impossible not to identify with the short tempered, self centered, frustratingly inflexible, outrageously arrogant exterminator. It's hilarious, the ease with which his chatty, oddly attractive dispatcher presses his buttons - perhaps lovingly teasing him - and undermines his ruggedly assembled self-image. It's like watching a Medieval fortress collapse under the weight of a butterfly.

Saxondale's life is all behind him. He lives in the past where all his great heroes and great ideals were born and died, along with his philosophy & references & hair style & car. Actually, the yellow fast back Mustang is quite cool. He is now nearly alone in a shallow & tedious world of semi-intelligent optimists; his once fiery passions doused by the forces of mediocrity, or so he would tell it. His wife owns an alternative lifestyle shop where she conceives tee shirt slogans to shock and disgust the straight world. She does this with the casual innocence of a florist. She tests his patience but somehow avoids his wrath because, well, he loves her. His rage unleashes at the most absurd inappropriate moments, usually after someone has failed to grasp the stunning genius of one of his savagely witty quips. It's a hostile hybrid of The Office's David Brent and any other show in the history of broadcast TV that featured a misunderstood dreamer. An undervalued, little recognized, criminally ignored treasure of a programme that saved me from many a laugh-less evening. Series 2 actually surpasses the first. One of my all time favorites, that grows more wonderful each time I climb aboard for another action packed adventure in the fast paced world of pest control.

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