Diana is planning a Christmas exchange with the Tucker family from Florida and,whilst they turn up to her house and regularly phone Jimmy with their gripes, she hits a cow on the way to the airport ...
Aisling Hunter is out walking on the road at night when a car accident leaves her bloodied and badly hurt by the side of the road. This is the end of her story and from here we jump back 15... See full summary »
Following the success of the third series, which had fared well against the popular ITV soap opera Coronation Street in the ratings, the BBC commissioned a fourth series and Christmas special, intended for 2009. However, they later backtracked their decision and decided to axe the show as the fourth series was beginning production, allegedly down to the controversial new BBC controller Jay Hunt not liking the show. See more »
Not a laugh riot, but a good, well-written comedy and a good bit of fun
Please understand that I write this following the broadcast of the first show in this new series from the pen of Fred Baron, the Americal behind My Family.
I really love the casting of Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie as the ex-husband and mother of a woman who wants to go off to Africa to "help the poor." They, along with the rest of the well- cast cast do a great job with the material. The writing is clean and the comedy comes from the actual "situations," hence the term situation comedy. Not, unlike far too many programs, from forced innuendo, double entrendre, and other fancy words for "if it really isn't funny, make it smutty!"
Shot in front of a live audience, the laughs come in realistic amounts and at the correct times. I'm going to enjoy watching this one develop over the next several weeks.
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