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How Do You Want Me? 

Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

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Series cast summary:
Dylan Moran ...  Ian Lyons 12 episodes, 1998-1999
Charlotte Coleman ...  Lisa Lyons 12 episodes, 1998-1999
Emma Chambers ...  Helen Yardley 11 episodes, 1998-1999
Frank Finlay ...  Astley Yardley 10 episodes, 1998-1999
Peter Serafinowicz ...  Dean Yardley 9 episodes, 1998-1999
Jasper Holmes Jasper Holmes ...  John 9 episodes, 1998-1999
Mark Heap ...  Derek Few 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Will Barton Will Barton ...  Gavin 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Gary Sefton Gary Sefton ...  Phil / ... 8 episodes, 1998-1999
Diana Fairfax ...  Pam Yardley 7 episodes, 1998-1999
Clive Merrison ...  Norriswood 6 episodes, 1998-1999
Philippa Stanton Philippa Stanton ...  Jill 5 episodes, 1998-1999


Ian has recently eloped with country girl Lisa. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues.

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24 February 1998 (UK) See more »

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Under-appreciated, cut short too soon
27 November 2004 | by jamesda99See all my reviews

An incredibly subtle, persuasive comedy (from the writer of Men Behaving Badly!!) that has more charm (particularly in scenes between Charlotte Coleman and Dylan Moran) than Hugh Grant's grin.

The supporting cast are one of the best ensembles ever in a British comedy from Frank Finlay to Emma Chambers.

The set up (married couple swap the rat race for the country where the wife's family still live, only to find things aren't as simple as they'd hoped) has been used before in may other films/sitcoms, but never with such believability, wit and inventiveness. When you watch Ed, you can't help but think that John Beckerman and Rob Burnett saw 'How Do You Want Me?' on a visit to England.

Overall, it is a vehicle for Dylan Moran and whilst his character bears many similarities to his character in 'Black Books', Ian Lyons has a humanity and loveableness that is intoxicating and absent from Bernard Black. The chemistry between his character and Charlotte Coleman is the icing on the cake.

The second series proved that this was a comedy that deserved to run and run, even if it only had critical approval. The untimely death of Charlotte Coleman meant that the second series would be the last. Deserves to be seen once more.

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