Way to Go

Series 1 - 1. The Beginning of the End

Radio Times
Review by:
James Gill

Scott’s life is in freefall: his girlfriend has just left him, he’s dropped out of studying medicine and has ended up in a dead end job as a receptionist in a veterinary practice. Then out of the blue his terminally ill neighbour comes to him with a favour – to help him commit suicide.

This black comedy aims to mine humour out of the darkest of circumstances and, in this first episode at least, it seems to have worked. Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison manages to deliver some edgy gags while still keeping hold of our sympathies. But as his ingenious suicide machine – nicknamed the “McFlurry of Death” – turns from a favour to a promising business proposal, will the series maintain its balance?

About this programme

1/6. Black comedy from the pen of US screenwriter Bob Kushell. A life-or-death need for cash leaves luckless Scott reluctantly agreeing to help his terminally ill neighbour end his own life, and in the process, he and his two friends decide to set up their own illicit assisted-suicide business. Starring Blake Harrison, Ben Heathcote and Marc Wootton.

Cast and crew

Cast

Scott
Blake Harrison
Cozzo
Marc Wootton
Joey
Ben Heathcote
Debbie
Sinead Matthews
Dr Jill
Melanie Jessop
Paddy Brennan
Tom Georgeson
Lucie
Hannah Job
Nkanta
Malachi Kirby
Razak
Daniel-John Williams
Vicki
Lucy Read

Crew

Director
Catherine Morshead
Executive Producer
Jon Plowman
Producer
Justin Davies
Writer
Bob Kushell
Categories
Comedy