Sitcom following estranged foster-brothers Stephen and Andrew as they vow to take over the family business following the death of their father.

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Simon Blackwell
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2021   2018   2017  
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Series cast summary:
David Mitchell ...  Stephen 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Robert Webb ...  Andrew 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Louise Brealey ...  Cass 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Penny Downie ...  Ellen 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Jessica Gunning ...  Jan 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Oliver Maltman ...  Mike 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Geoffrey McGivern ...  Geoff 12 episodes, 2017-2021
Olivia Poulet ...  Alison 12 episodes, 2017-2021
John Macmillan ...  Julian 8 episodes, 2017-2021
Caius Luckyn-Malone Caius Luckyn-Malone ...  Young Andrew 7 episodes, 2017-2021
Sebastian Patterson Sebastian Patterson ...  Young Stephen 6 episodes, 2017-2021
Penny Ryder ...  Wendy 5 episodes, 2021
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Sitcom following estranged foster-brothers Stephen and Andrew as they vow to take over the family business following the death of their father.

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Comedy | Drama

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The village shown in the title shot is North Woodchester near Stroud, Glos See more »

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Dark and funny
12 October 2017 | by mattcook1983See all my reviews

The writing is satisfyingly excellent. Dark humour, much as with peep show, causes that pleasingly awful cringe. Where this differs is that the tension arches its back from the first episode to the last, like a malevolent cat performing a tickle stretch.

The level of observational comedy in this is so consistent, I begin to wonder if the writers discovered an unwritten diary of mine labelled "things I half-noticed, but neither properly analysed, nor was diligent enough to write down."

As for the compelling darkness, "Back" opens out intrigues to outdo much "serious" TV drama. These are the shadows of comedy - a perspective on real lives that can handle being pushed into caricature.

One of the best things I've seen on TV.


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UK

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English

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6 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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