3.5/10
282
8 user

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 »
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2013  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In Berlin, 1938, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun have a love-hate relationship with their Jewish neighbours in this bizarre spoof of 'fifties American sitcoms.

Stars: Neil McCaul, Denica Fairman, Gareth Marks
The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The modern version of British comedy 'Yes, Prime Minister'.

Stars: David Haig, Henry Goodman, Chris Larkin
Blessed (TV Series 2005)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Mel Giedroyc, Robert Webb
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mina Anwar ...  Malika Maha 6 episodes, 2013
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 ...  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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2013 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Obviously not the right way
10 July 2013 | by studioATSee all my reviews

In the years gone by a series would get to the end of its run of 6 or 8 episodes, its ratings would be assessed and if it was liked it would be brought back. Now however about 5 minutes into its first episode a show can be dead in the water thanks to Twitter and other such social networking sites. The Wright Way is a prime example of this and after a critical mauling on the internet and from critics it has been axed.

You can understand why the BBC felt confident about this show. It was after all written by Ben Elton a man who can claim credit for bringing us Blackadder and Mr Bean, it was about so called 'lovable losers'(isn't every sitcom these days?) and it was by and large family friendly despite being dumped in a late slot (another bad omen).

However when people started taking glee in the fact that Elton had seemingly lost his touch and listing the weak jokes the axe looked set to loom. The Wright Way isn't actually a bad show, it just was never given a proper go.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed