Pete Versus Life

Series 2 - 6. Does Pete Dream of Electric Sheep

Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

With the possible exception of Tom Hollander and his Rev cohorts, there isn’t a better comic performer on TV right now than Rafe Spall. He makes magic with fairly ordinary scripts, adding his own tics, double- takes and whimpers (I LOVE Pete’s whimpers) and his very own brand of appealing hopelessness.

So it’s a pity this is the last in the current series, though it goes out on a great final two minutes as Pete implodes when witnessing a marriage proposal. This is after he goes out with a half-witted UFO believer called Tilly. And after he goads then picks a fight with a street performer who pretends to be a robot. I’m going to miss you, Pete. You prize berk.

About this programme

6/6. The journalist begins dating a woman who believes that UFOs are of alien origin, and everything is going well until he discovers Chloe is seeing his enemy Jake. Pete considers a grand gesture to win back his former flame's affections, but also has to contend with a 12-year-old boy being better than him at football. Comedy, starring Rafe Spall and Susannah Fielding. Last in the series.

Cast and crew

Cast

Pete Griffiths
Rafe Spall
Manfred
David Fynn
Rob
Joseph Kloska
Anna
Pippa Duffy
Jake
Daniel Ings
Chloe
Susannah Fielding
Colin King
Simon Greenall
Terry McIlroy
Ian Kirkby
Tilly
Georgia Maguire
Zac
Charlie George

Crew

Director
Becky Martin
Executive Producer
Ben Farrell
Executive Producer
Andrew Newman
Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore
Writer
George Jeffries
Categories
Comedy