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The Wright Way 

Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same ... See full summary »
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Mina Anwar ...  Malika Maha 6 episodes, 2013
Beattie Edmondson Beattie Edmondson ...  Victoria 6 episodes, 2013
Luke Gell Luke Gell ...  Clive Beeches 6 episodes, 2013
David Haig ...  Gerald Wright 6 episodes, 2013
Toby Longworth Toby Longworth ...  Bernard Stanning 6 episodes, 2013
Joanne Matthews ...  Susan Wright 6 episodes, 2013
Kacey Ainsworth Kacey Ainsworth ...  Valerie Wright 5 episodes, 2013
Hannah Jane Fox Hannah Jane Fox ...  Cheryl Dolores 5 episodes, 2013
Robert Daws ...  Mayor Len Winkler 4 episodes, 2013
Brenda Edwards Brenda Edwards ...  Mrs. Johnson 4 episodes, 2013
Michael Falzon ...  Kyle 4 episodes, 2013
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Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same benevolent despotism with which he regulates other peoples'. Sadly he can't. A recent divorcée and new single Dad, Gerald Wright's personal life is just one long struggle against the petty irritations and inconvenience which bedevil all our lives. Those 21st century slings and arrows of outrageous fortune against which Gerald's lengthy rule book is no defense at all. Written by BBC One

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The series was cancelled by the BBC and by agreement with Ben Elton following a scathing critical reception. However, the BBC denied it was a ratings flop because over the course of a week it had 3.5 million to 4 million viewers. See more »

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Ben Elton's worst yet
10 May 2013 | by acefrehley-4See all my reviews

If anyone thought Ben Elton had still got it 5 minutes of this show will change your mind. For his latest outing Elton decided it was time for some cutting edge comedy about something everyone hates, Heath and Safety, right kids!?

Unfortunately what we get are endless cheap knob gags, achingly slow predictable punchlines, patronising ethnic caricatures presented with a Brent-esque misguided attempt to be politically correct and finally a Mayor who repeats every line backwards. There are some fine actors in this show and it's painful to see the likes of Robert Daws and David Haig slogging through such garbage in a vain effort to bring Elton's script to comic life. 'Health and Safety is not a subject for levity' remarks Haig's character, this show certainly seems to prove the point


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