The Spa

Series 1 - 2. No Place Like Home

Radio Times
Review by:
Patrick Mulkern

There are one or two funny moments in this second edition of Derren Litten’s new health-club comedy – Alison (Rebecca Front) and her peculiar sleeping arrangements; Davina (Debbie Chazen) trying to realign the chakras of a flatulent punter; and Cheryl Fergison as insulted customer Ms Wylde being fobbed off with a colonic. The performances make this watchable.

But I’m still waiting for Frances Barber, as Alison’s stable-owning mate Ginny, to get something worth her spit. And the addition of a Polish chef/plumber called – wait for it – Bolek seems to be heading nowhere and is just another sign of the woolly randomness of the script.

About this programme

2/7. Manager Alison is forced to move into the health centre when her boiler packs up, but it's far from a relaxing stay. Ms Wylde is complaining about an incident in her weight-loss class, the kitchen urgently needs a new chef and, to top it all, the club's chief executive arrives for an impromptu inspection - and he isn't impressed by his findings.

Cast and crew

Cast

Alison
Rebecca Front
Eric
Tim Healy
Sally
Niky Wardley
Marcus
Derren Litten
Bolek
Chris Geere
Ginny
Frances Barber
Ms Begita Wylde
Cheryl Fergison
Davina
Debbie Chazen
Vron
Nadine Marshall
Rose
Vilma Hollingbery
Costas
Ramin Karimloo

Crew

Writer
Derren Little
Categories
Comedy