Cuckoo

Series 1 - 1. The Homecoming

Radio Times
Review by:
Claire Webb

Cuckoo is an American hippy who spends his days sleeping, meditating to whale music and spouting new age nonsense. Imagine the horror
of Ken and Lorna, a very conventional couple from Lichfield, when their darling daughter returns from her gap year with a ring on her finger and this dreadlocked idler on her arm.

Stand-up comedian Greg Davies (best known as the vindictive headmaster Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners) plays Ken and is a joy to watch: all boggling eyes and flared nostrils. Helen Baxendale is more restrained as Lorna, Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey plays the petulant younger brother and US actor Andy Samberg, a former Saturday Night Live regular, is brilliantly barmy as Cuckoo. This first episode takes a while to find its feet but the final scene is a corker.

About this programme

1/6. A couple from the Midlands arrive at the airport to meet their daughter, but are horrified to discover she has returned from her gap year with a new husband - a travelling hippie called Cuckoo who is now their son-in-law. First episode of the comedy, starring Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale, Andy Samberg and Tamla Kari.

Cast and crew

Cast

Cuckoo
Andy Samberg
Ken
Greg Davies
Lorna
Helen Baxendale
Rachel
Tamla Kari
Dylan
Tyger Drew-Honey

Crew

Director
Ben Taylor
Producer
Dan Hine
Writer
Robin French
Writer
Kieron Quirke
Categories
Comedy