Watson & Oliver

Series 1 - Episode 1

Watson & Oliver
Radio Times
Review by:
Alison Graham

It would be so easy to shoot this sketch show by a couple of relatively unknown comedians, Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver, right out of the water. I could say that on the whole it’s pretty poor, with a few thin laughs in a clutch of woefully under-written sketches.
I could say that Watson & Oliver must have known it was in trouble when it gave a substantial guest spot here to John Barrowman playing a preening, narcissistic version of himself.

I could add that with a lot more work Watson and Oliver might find themselves a niche on television after a successful live-performance career. I could say all of these things. But I won’t.

About this programme

1/6. Sketch show, written by and starring Lorna Watson and Ingrid Oliver, with guest John Barrowman. Skits include Candy and April the Playboy bunnies, Wills and Kate at bedtime, and Miss Steeps and Miss Rutherford - two insatiable Georgian ladies.

Cast and crew


Lorna Watson
Ingrid Oliver
John Barrowman
Adrian Scarborough
Hugo Speer
Peter Serafinowicz
Lu Corfield
Rhona Croker
Matthew Earley
Bob Golding
Vicki Hopps
Jason Lewis
Tom Parry
Holly Smith
Daniel Lawrence Taylor


Richard Boden
Executive Producer
Mark Freeland
Executive Producer
Robert Popper
Simon London
Lorna Watson
Ingrid Oliver