A mysterious accident, missing money, dodgy deals and looted treasure propel a bookish Briton into a partnership with a tough, female, bounty hunter from New York in this comedy action/adventure series.
To save their kidnapped mothers Nina and Barnaby must raise a million pounds, fast. Nigel tries to distance himself from the mess he has created but is he mad enough to think the Sherman's will allow...
The series sees Paul Pennyfeather as an inoffensive divinity student at Oxford University in the 1920s, who is wrongly dismissed for indecent exposure having been made the victim of a prank by The Bollinger Club.
Barnaby Walker (Jack Whitehall) couldn't live a more tranquil, middle-class life if he was a character in a Hollywood Rom-Com starring Hugh Grant. He lives in leafy Wimbledon, drives a Smart Car and is studying for a PhD in Flemish textiles. However, when his antiques-dealer father (Robert Lindsay) winds up in hospital following a mysterious accident bookish Barnaby takes it upon himself to save the family's cash-strapped business, but a dodgy deal masterminded by his dad leaves Barnaby fifty-thousand pounds down and lumbered with a looted Syrian treasure. He is determined to recover the cash, but to do so he needs some help - big time. In steps Nina Morales (Rosie Perez) a tough-talking, Brooklyn bounty hunter who Barnaby's sister just happened to bump into while travelling. The mismatched pair team up on a madcap mission to get Barnaby's money back - but Barnaby's life spirals further out of control when they are forced into the paths of the police, terrorists and a dangerous ...Written by
I am not normally a fan of UK comedy made for TV that is shown on SKY. I normally switch a programme off it it fails to make me laugh at some point, normally after 10 minutes. Recent comedy programmes on TV, especially some of the remakes of classic comedy classics should have not been done, the classics should have been left alone.
This programme is original albeit Jack Whitehall's tribute to 1980's movies as he stated in a recent interview on TV.
I am not a fan of Jack's comedy but this did amuse me and I did laugh and have seen two episodes so far. I will watch the rest of the series to see how it develops.
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