Surreal sketch series staring rising star Morgana Robinson and featuring a bizarre array of characters including gilbert with his very own show, madolynn the alcoholic faded actress, the ... See full summary »
Detective Inspector Rabbit, a dedicated, tough, thick and oft inebriated Victorian copper, sleuths his way across London with his two young partners, a doofy rookie, and a brilliant black policewoman no one ever believes.
He was once a pop star with adoring fans, now even his wife's left him for another woman. So he's kidnapped them both and is driving out of London with a tub full of poison and what he ... See full summary »
Well, she's back (not that I was subjected to this torture the first time around), and, it would seem, worse than ever!.. Morgana Robinson's The Agency just finished (thank God) on BBC2. Another series of skits and sketches featuring characters mainly appealing to the flotsam and jetsam who consider the Sun or, more likely, the Daily Mail a cracking good read... Who commissions this drivel (I know who pays for it-we do)?.. I'd hoped with the demise of BBC3 that we'd seen the last of this sort of puerile rubbish, but unfortunately not-and once they've commissioned it, do these brain-dead idiots ever actually watch the finished product, as they expect their audience to do?.. She's supposed to be an impressionist, but neither sounds nor looks like any of the characters she assassinates-Danny Dyer, Adele, Mel & Sue, Joanna Lumley (absolute sacrilege), Miranda Hart and Cheryl Cole are only identifiable through the props, costumes, dialogue references and accents (not voices) used, and I only recognized Natalie Cassidy because her 'father' named her (she's just Adele with a different wig)... There were a slew of other characters that were a complete mystery to me, although I think she may still be doing her Fearne Cotton impression-which says it all really-she's not moved on in six years... Others have called her 'supremely talented' and 'one of the best mimics today', well all I can say is you must all be blind and deaf-as a comic actress she may have some potential (emphasis on the some), she did raise some wry smiles in Vic & Bob's 'House of Fools', but as an impersonator, I could do better myself... She's also credited as a writer on this show, which classically illustrates her utter lack of talent (Vic and Bob can write, hence my earlier comment), but also reveals, rather worryingly, a complete lack of supervisory control at the production company-it's not as if she's a well-established megastar with a diva complex to match, so why was she (obviously) allowed editorial control?.. Take her off air at once and bring back somebody who can actually do the job-even Catherine Tate is better than this brand of stool-water...
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