Dark comedy series set in the world of local newspapers.






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Series cast summary:
Johnny Vegas ...  Lewis Donat 6 episodes, 2005
Dave Spikey Dave Spikey ...  Gordon Garden 6 episodes, 2005
Janice Connolly Janice Connolly ...  Carol Sykes 6 episodes, 2005
Alan Rothwell ...  Gerry Stringer 6 episodes, 2005
Iain McKee ...  Duane Guffog 6 episodes, 2005
Angus Barnett ...  Cliff the Clutch 6 episodes, 2005
Michael Brandon ...  Chuck Newman 6 episodes, 2005
Gary Damer ...  Damon 6 episodes, 2005
Tim Healy ...  Paul King 6 episodes, 2005
Tony Pitts ...  Red 6 episodes, 2005
Richard Bremmer ...  Mad Kenny 5 episodes, 2005
Paul Copley ...  Blind Man 5 episodes, 2005
Keith Barron ...  Sandy Ball 4 episodes, 2005
Nicola Stephenson ...  Donna Havercroft 4 episodes, 2005
Mike Roberts Mike Roberts ...  Harold Turtle 3 episodes, 2005
Amy Shaw Amy Shaw ...  Myrtle Turtle 3 episodes, 2005
Ian Ashpitel Ian Ashpitel ...  Gardener / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ...  Joan 2 episodes, 2005
Mike Wilkinson Mike Wilkinson ...  Voice of Mike Teece 2 episodes, 2005
Sally Womersley ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 2005


Dark comedy series set in the world of local newspapers.

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Comedy | Drama



Official Sites:

Red Production Company [UK]





Release Date:

5 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Excellent First Series
8 February 2005 | by tboy-1See all my reviews

So nice to see ITV attempting to make a quality comedy.

I have really enjoyed this first series and would hope that it gets picked-up for a 2nd series.

I would have preferred the show to have been a whole hour instead of just half, as I feel there is too much packed in at some points. I'd love to see more about the lives of the characters outside of the newspaper.

Dave Spikey's writing is so good on this show. Many, many jokes just go whizzing past and only on a second viewing do you catch them.

Keep up the good work.

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