Val comes in to find Roger in a bad mood. She has put some fish fingers and frozen peas in the conservatory fridge,which he uses to store his bonsai seeds. She counters by claiming that the kitchen ...
Weary after visiting his terminally ill father in hospital, Roger can do without the news that concerned cousin Cathy and her controlling husband Bob are coming to stay but he helps Val prepare the ...
This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »
Mary Trewednack lives above her post office in the Cornish village of St. Gweep, with her neurotic partner Angela. Lesbians until something better comes along. Witchcraft and wife-swapping ... See full summary »
Contrary to the review made by rduddridge I can honestly say that is one of the finest comedies ever to grace British television, and by 'finest' I also mean with regards to the delicately subtle attention to detail throughout. Human behaviour is difficult enough to nail down in one person, let alone in the dynamic and complex boundaries of a loving marriage, yet Roger & Val convinces us straight away that these two people have known each other for a very long time. Having watched both series (so far just the two) I would say that the first slightly betters the second mainly because of the slow reveal and revelation that became more apparent as the series went on, though, again, this was handled so cleverly and subtly that it genuinely creeped up on me. Aside from that both series maintained a consistently intriguing insight into this couple's lives. Dawn French has finally found the space to flex her real acting muscles, having been hidden beneath her masterful comedy work for so long, and Alfred Molina has been given this opportunity to explode, albeit quietly, into the world of TV comedy with his spot-on timing. A gem, and one of my new favourite comedies.
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