Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
This new farcical comedy follows the ironically named Leslie Winner, a well-meaning optimist who frequently finds himself in the midst of chaos, through a combination of silly decisions and... See full summary »
Mockumentary focusing on real-life comedy couple Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, who play aptly fictionalised versions of themselves, their home and work lives, and relationships with their Hebden Bridge neighbours and celebrity friends.
This is such a unique concept, a very British concept.
Im not sure how it is digested by non Brits because some of the references and idiosyncrasies are quite exclusive to UK culture.
However, it is a deliciously relaxing delight like a nice glass of vino from the subjects location and the settings paint a very atmospheric picture that you can almost feel you are there.
The humour is warm and quite joyfully dry & witty.
I'm not a fab of Coogan in his other exploits nor am I appreciative of his occasional wandering into politics, however he is used well here by the producers and even humiliated where necessary which is quite satisfying and a perfect recipient & antagonist for the repeated serves from Brydon.
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