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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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 (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)
Lisa Cavalli-Green .... Hair and Makeup Designer / makeup designer (7 episodes, 2006)
Lesley Noble .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2006)
Helen Barrett .... makeup designer (4 episodes, 2007)
Sarah Grispo .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Célia Duval .... 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
Daniella Pearman .... costume assistant (7 episodes, 2006)
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 Location Management
Daniel Fellows .... location manager (7 episodes, 2006)
Zoe Symonds .... location assistant (6 episodes, 2006)
Brian Bilgorri .... location manager (4 episodes, 2007)
Adam Grinter .... location assistant (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)
Mike Amos .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2006)
Ben Miller .... script editor (6 episodes, 2006)
Adrian Young .... unit nurse (6 episodes, 2006)
Chrissie Bibby .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
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

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In one of the episodes Saxondale mentions what sounds like - "Chels-a-breeze" - what is that??
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29 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Distracting and entertaining fare from Coogan but doesn't have the legs to get many more series if any I'd guess, 14 August 2006
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Tom Saxondale is a middle-aged man with memories of being a roadie in the 1970's. He struggles with his temper and does weekly group sessions to try and control it. He drives a Mustang, lives in Stevenage, works as a subcontractor for a pest control company and is quite a boring man with a kinky side and a belief that he is cool and outside the system. When he takes on young Raymond to help him with the business he and wife Mags also agree to let the lad stay in their spare room.

Steve Coogan is normally worth a look and this most recent series is a solid British comedy that is recognisable and funny without being totally on the mark or sharp. The plots are mostly pretty thin and each episode is more about being a couple of set pieces based on the characters being who they are. In regards a narrative then the series probably doesn't have the legs to stand as a great comedy but it is certainly a fine one. The characterisation is where the strength is and, although he is a bit like Partridge, Saxondale is his own man and is recognisable as the type of man who wants to be seen to have his rebellious streak while also embracing his middle-age. He is a bit boring, selfish and easily frustrated and many viewers will be familiar with people like him. He is supported by a quiet teenager, a scathing secretary and a forgiving wife and their characters are quite important as well. These characters are used in similar ways in each episode and, although a bit samey, it is amusing if only occasionally producing big laughs.

Coogan works well with his own material and understands his character well. As a writer he could have made more of it but as actor he is convincing and suitably unappealing. The script didn't always convince me as to why he has the people around him that he does. Specifically why he manages to appeal to Magz was a mystery although Jones did well to cover that up by giving her character an appropriate manner. Hardiker is better because his character is less forgiving of Tommy or rather has less time to humour him – aside from his he also carries off the "YTS" characteristics very well. Banks is pretty funny and, although she has a very one-note character, she does hit the "crude small office b*tch" pretty much on the head.

Overall this was an OK series but not one I would rush back to. Saxondale was an interesting character but it wasn't as "real" or insightful as I would have liked. The series produced chuckles but rarely brought out belly laughs from me. Distracting and entertaining fare from Coogan but doesn't have the legs to get many more series if any I'd guess.

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