This was a fantastic series. The casting, scripts, performances,humour and pathos were spot on. I work with people with mental health problems and it was refreshing to see life portrayed with far more realism than in many so-called realistic dramas. It showed the way that despair and hope co-exist and didn't shy away from what the general public may consider bizarre but at the same time dealt with all the main characters with empathy and, best of all, humour. This may seem strange to many but I recommend that all stand-up/ alternative comedians spend time on a psychiatric ward (if they can find one left!) before they profess to be experts in black humour. The big mystery to me is that this has never been repeated on British TV. We still see endless re-runs of David Jason and Ronnie Barker comedies which are wonderful but surely there is space for this little piece of genius?