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The Worst Week of My Life 

Only one week to go before the marriage of Howard and Mel which quickly escalates into the week from Hell. The series follows the bumbling Howard as he lurches from one appallingly ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Ben Miller ...  Howard Steel 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Sarah Alexander ...  Mel Steel / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Alison Steadman ...  Angela Cook 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Dick Cook 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ...  Eve 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Ronald Pickup ...  Fraser 13 episodes, 2004-2006
Raquel Cassidy ...  Cassie 7 episodes, 2004
Emma Pierson ...  Sophie Cook 7 episodes, 2004
John Benfield ...  Ron 7 episodes, 2004-2005


Only one week to go before the marriage of Howard and Mel which quickly escalates into the week from Hell. The series follows the bumbling Howard as he lurches from one appallingly embarrassing disaster to the next in the week leading up to his wedding. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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(17 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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An pilot for an American version was ordered by the Fox network in 2005, entitled "Worst Week", which premiered on 22 September, 2008 on CBS, but the series was canceled on 20 May, 2009. See more »

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Good for Cheap Laughs Only
4 February 2013 | by acticomSee all my reviews

"The Worst Week of My Life" is okay as a mindless situational comedy. But, I think, the average viewer might want a bit more.

Let me explain.

I was enjoying the show's easy flow and cheap laughs, up until the beginning of the second season. This is where I paused for a moment and analyzed the protagonist's character. Almost immediately I realized that Ben Miller's hero does not have a single positive quality. He is self-centered pathological liar, has no principles, compassion or any particular talents, he's a terrible boss and co-worker, and his love for his bride / wife (the only decent emotion he has) seems to be purely egoistical.

In other words, he's totally unsympathetic. And the story suffers as a result, because in order for such a story to be compelling, we, the spectators, must be able to associate with the protagonist, which is completely impossible to do.

I gave the show five stars for its laughs. If you are not an analyzing type, you'll be fine, but because I thought *about* the show a bit, I was left with a bitter taste in my mouth.

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