Brand new drama Ordinary Lies launched last night to high praise, with plenty chucked Jason Manford’s way for his surprising dramatic turn.
The stand-up comic threw viewers in at the deep end of the show’s premise – how much harm can one little lie do? – by faking his wife’s death when it looked like he might lose his job as JS Motors car showroom.
There was surprise that the comedian, usually found on a panel show, could do panicked and troubled. The show boasts big-name talent including former The Office star Mackenzie Crook and Mad Dogs’ Max Beesley. But it’s a casting that’s hit the right notes.
@JasonManford ordinary lies – knew it be good in the first 30 secs – love it. Well done 🙂
The drama also heralds Michelle Keegan’s return to screens after her dramatic exit from Coronation Street. The spotlight turns on her character, fun-loving receptionist Tracy, next week as she gets into all manner of trouble in the Caribbean. Viewers are certainly happy to see her back on their telly boxes.