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Mutual Friends 

After his best friend Carl, commits suicide, Martin meets up with an old friend Patrick.
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Series cast summary:
Marc Warren ...  Martin Grantham 6 episodes, 2008
Keeley Hawes ...  Jen Grantham 6 episodes, 2008
Alexander Armstrong ...  Patrick Turner 6 episodes, 2008
Claire Rushbrook ...  Leigh Cato 6 episodes, 2008
Joshua Sarphie Joshua Sarphie ...  Dan Grantham 6 episodes, 2008
Sarah Alexander ...  Liz 6 episodes, 2008
Rhashan Stone ...  Dev 6 episodes, 2008
Naomi Bentley ...  Anita 6 episodes, 2008
Lee Ross ...  Harry Seed 6 episodes, 2008
Emily Joyce ...  Sarah 6 episodes, 2008
Alistair Petrie ...  Carl Cato 4 episodes, 2008
Thomas Byrne ...  Conor Cato 4 episodes, 2008
Patrick Knowles Patrick Knowles ...  James 3 episodes, 2008
Ruben Crow ...  Tom 2 episodes, 2008
Paul Thornley ...  Darren 2 episodes, 2008
Karen Paullada ...  Policewoman 2 episodes, 2008
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After his best friend Carl, commits suicide, Martin meets up with an old friend Patrick.

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26 August 2008 (UK) See more »

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"Thirty / Forty Something" from a Stereo typed BBC point of view.
25 March 2009 | by RedRoadsterSee all my reviews

The story essentially revolves around the events that follow the suicide of one member of a group of friends and the subsequent revelations that come to light about his true self and the other members of the group as the story unfolds.

At face value this is a reasonable BBC production which attempts to be a comedy with a conscience about youngish Brits living in the South east of England (the series was filmed in Henley on Thames.) I certainly found quite a bit to laugh at whilst watching this show but also a lot to find quite irritating. The problem with the majority of BBC shows such as this, is that there are so many stereo types and "Politically correct" characters and situations in the script. From the hopeless wimpy lawyer with a wife far sexier than he deserves to the token black family to the brain dead widow removed from reality in every sense. It all adds up to a "hotch-potch" of what the writers think is the norm these days.

The saving grace in the whole proceedings is Alexander Armstrong who does a great job as Patrick the entrepreneur / Lothario of the gang. He is concerned mostly with losing his business "cucumber" which acts as a media agency to his arch rival ( the rival also happens to be after his girlfriend Liz.) As animated as his character is, his reactions to the issues faced come across as the more realistic and he alone keeps the show fun.

The best jokes and ideas come in the first half of the series after which you noticeably see the script and story run out of steam. The finale, which is largely concerned with which of the two suitors Liz will choose (Patrick or his business and personal rival Harry) is not particularly satisfying and whilst it provides you with a resolution of events, it isn't the fireworks that you'd hoped for.

I'd be surprised if the show is renewed for a second series.

(21/10/09 - "The show was not recommissioned by the BBC due to low ratings. Anil Gupta also attributed the demise of the series to the departure of Peter Fincham, the controller of BBC One, in 2008." - Wikipedia.)


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